PSC Supports New CSIS Report on USAID Reform
July 24, 2017
Arlington, V.A. (July 24, 2017) — The Professional Services Council is pleased to acknowledge the CSIS Task Force Report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). PSC is particularly grateful to Sens. Todd Young (R-IN) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) for their bipartisan leadership of the CSIS task force.
PSC President and CEO David J. Berteau served as a member of the bipartisan task force of experts for the CSIS Report, “Reforming and Reorganizing U.S. Foreign Assistance: Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness,” which was released today.
“PSC supports the implementation of the report’s recommendations and believes they will increase efficiency and effectiveness in U.S. foreign aid,” said Berteau.
The report contains ten key recommendations, grouped into three broad categories:
1. Keep USAID as an independent agency, with the administrator coordinating all foreign assistance;
2. Improve efficiency by ending duplication of efforts while maintaining functional coherence;
3. Modernize the personnel and procurement systems, streamline reporting, and tie funding to country strategies.
PSC and its member companies look forward to working with Congress and the administration to implement these recommendations.
Director, Media Relations
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