CGD in the News

Bono? Jesse Ventura? Mark Sanford? Why Not the Best? (Washington Post)

September 21, 2009

The Washington Post cites CGD president Nancy Birdsall's lead in an independant poll for who should be the next administrator of USAID.

From the article:

"The international aid community is so desperate for someone to run USAID that top aid groups are holding their own poll to help find a candidate, listing 20 possibilities. A week into the poll, Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development and formerly at the World Bank, is leading with 15 percent of the vote, ahead of Gayle Smith, a former USAID official now at the National Security Council, by just one point. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell comes in third at 12 percent."

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