Measuring Up: USAID Proposes New Indicators to Assess Countries’ “Journey to Self-Reliance”
By Olivia Smith
“At the heart of…USAID’s transformation, is the core belief that each country must lead its development journey, and finance and implement solutions to its development challenges,” said Susan Fine of USAID at a recent Center for Global Development eventintroducing USAID’s new “Journey to Self-Reliance ” indicators.
“The ultimate goal of foreign assistance must be to work toward the day when foreign assistance is no longer necessary, and we must measure our work by how far every investment moves us closer to that day,” said Fine, who is Acting Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning. USAID’s new metrics-driven approach to development seeks to ensure that “what we do in each of our countries is ultimately strengthening its ability to plan, finance, and implement solutions to solve its own challenges,” said Chris Maloney, the Deputy Coordinator of USAID’s Transformation Task Team.
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