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Overcoming USAID's Challenges

Interviewee: Donald K. Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, USAID
Interviewer: Isobel Coleman, Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
December 6, 2011

As USAID marks its fiftieth anniversary, Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg sits down with CFR's Isobel Coleman to discuss the challenges the organization faces. Results have become ever more important as the organization struggles in an environment of constrained budgets, Steinberg says. "It's not enough anymore to be going out and trying to encourage inputs or outputs. We have to demonstrate that we are achieving outcomes, that we are encouraging sustainability of development, that, basically, what we are trying to do is put ourselves out of business."

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