Thursday, September 30, 2010
Foreign Policy and Development: Drip by Drip Erosion of USAID
A recent Devex article summarizes some points of a policy paper published Sept. 28, by Gerald Hyman of CSIS. The paper outlines how USAID’s independence has evolved, and eroded, in the last three administrations, as well as in the current one.
"The rise of development in the ranks of U.S. national priorities is a double-edged sword. It is a major gain for the development community but it could also mean the weakening of the U.S. Agency for International Development as an independent agency, some experts note.
The development community, including USAID, would almost inevitably become more engaged in foreign policy and security issues as development becomes central to the U.S.’s national security framework, explains Gerald Hyman, senior adviser and president of the Hills Program on Governance at the Center for Strategic and International Studies."
See the short Devex summary here.
The full CSIS paper is available here.
Posted by KNO at 2:11 PM