Dear USAID Friends;
Last week, I offered a few thoughts on what USAID has achieved during President Obama's Administration. Looking back over the last eight years, it’s clear that we now have an Agency, government and global coalition capable of tackling the hard and confident enough to pursue the bold.
That's in no small part because of you.
You have helped us save the lives of 4.6 million children, and reach millions of farmers with interventions to help them flourish. Your efforts have strengthened the bipartisan consensus on development, and helped USAID become smarter, more innovative and more efficient. You have been with us, every step of the way.
Going forward, our community needs to build on this progress. That means growing our partnerships, diversifying development finance, adapting our systems for the world we live in and giving transformation time to blossom.
Together, I know we can do it. And as you’ll see below, there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful. Thank you for being one of mine.
Gayle Smith, USAID Administrator