Twelve USAID management jobs require Senate confirmation. To date, only one official—the administrator—has been confirmed. Two more nominees have had confirmation hearings (hooray!) which means USAID might have new assistant administrators for Latin America and Asia before the Senate recess begins on August 6.
CGD Policy Blogs
This is a joint post with Ben Leo.
It’s the season for trade talks with Africa again. The annual AGOA Forum, which opens today, is one of those ideas that sound terrific: assemble all of the relevant U.S. and African policymakers to discuss ways of generating greater commerce. Last year the forum was in Nairobi; this year it’s two days in Washington and then three days in Kansas City (consistent with the administration’s food security focus).