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Hired Gun Fight

John Norris explains how a new plan represents a seismic shift in how American foreign aid programs are conducted.

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  • John Norris

Rajiv Shah, President Barack Obama’s U.S. Agency for International Development administrator, is waging a high-stakes battle to make U.S. foreign aid programs less dependent on American for-profit contractors. At the same time, he’s aiming to roughly double the amount of assistance that flows directly to governments and local organizations in the developing world.

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John Norris

Senior Fellow; Executive Director, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative