Episode 99: Raj Shah

Dr. Raj Shah served as the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, from 2010 to 2015. He was just 36 years old when he was appointed to this cabinet-level position, and less than a week into his tenure a massive eart...

Raj Shah’s Farewell Address

Outgoing USAID chief Raj Shah is set to give his final remarks reflecting on his tenure. What’s remarkable is the venue: the American Enterprise Institute (a neo-conservative hotbed); in an event co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress (a progressive ...

Child Survival: A Call to Action

Government representatives, private sector professionals, and NGOs are meeting in Washington, DC for the Child Survival Call to Action conference where they are discussing practical strategies for combatting global child mortality.

Map of the Day: Soaring Food Prices in Somalia

At the Social Good Summit yesterday, USAID Administrator Raj Shah launched a new social media/open government campaign to encourage public engagement with the horn of Africa crisis. USAID is calling this USAID/FWD--with F W D standing for Famine, War, and Drought.