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Remarks by Administrator Gayle Smith: U.S. Leadership in International Development

On 8 March 2016, the new USAID chief delivered her first substantial policy speech at a joint forum hosted by AEI and Brookings on Capitol Hill, Washington. “Our challenges going forward, I think, are scale and sustainability. We need to help economies become less dependent on aid by driving steady flows of domestic and private capital. And we need to craft what I would call “systemic” public private partnerships that achieve impact across supply chains, delivering results for development and changing business models for the better.” (Full Text, via USAID

To read her whole statement please visit the USAID website here