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Trump nominates Mark Green as USAID administrator (Devex)

May 10, 2017
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Aid groups and U.S. development experts largely welcomed Green’s nomination — while also noting that if confirmed by the Senate, Green will face the difficult task of reconciling his stated belief in the value of U.S. development programs with service to an administration that has, through its budget proposal, deemed those programs to be outside of America’s core interests.

“It’s certainly a reassuring choice at a time when the foreign assistance community desperately needs some reassurance,” said Scott Morris, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.

Green’s background as “a political actor who … has shown a real commitment to the development agenda” would also serve USAID well, since the former congressman, “can speak directly to the prevailing winds that run counter to having a robust presence in the world,” Morris said.

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