USAID gets additional Deputy Administrator

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has created an additional deputy administrator position and shifting to a two-deputy administrator structure.

USAID Administrator, Samantha Power, in a statement on USAID structure said: “I am very pleased to announce the start of reforms that will improve USAID’s ability to advance U.S. interests and values and tackle the toughest challenges of our time.

“USAID is creating an additional Deputy Administrator position and shifting to a two-Deputy Administrator structure.

“The new Deputy Administrator will provide overall strategic guidance to the Bureaus for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA); Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS); Resilience and Food Security (RFS); Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI); and Global Health (GH); as well as our five Regional Bureaus.”

According to agency administrator, “The existing Deputy Administrator will continue to be the designated statutory Chief Operating Officer (COO) and focus on the Agency’s management and resources issues.

“As the U.S. government’s lead global development agency USAID oversees billions of dollars in assistance in more than 100 countries confronting such issues as COVID-19, climate change, conflict, poverty, and food insecurity.

“This new organisational structure will provide the management, programmatic, and policy leadership commensurate with the responsibilities given to the Agency by the U.S. Congress and the American people.

“In addition, this new structure will enable a robust focus on our humanitarian and development priorities, as well as on potential future reforms, including streamlining our budget process and procurement practices.”

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