USAID: a changing game!

"This agency is no longer satisfied with writing big checks to big contractors and calling it development." Those challenging words, spoken by Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), were just one part of his speech forging a new direction for an agency that has been in the backwater of U.S. foreign cooperation and security policies for years. As described in a recent Washington Post article, the focus will now be given to small business companies, as MTDS, that have been working in the field for many years and benefit from strong local roots.