Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach writes for Third Way Cafe:
The current leaders of the Department of State and USAID have embraced a set of foreign assistance effectiveness principles, which include a commitment to “working closely and consulting with organizations and the people most directly affected by programs and activities.”
This is an important commitment, and one which means that in Iraq, the U.S. should prioritize listening to and being guided by Iraqis, who know best what their country needs. This guidance should come from both government leaders and civil society leaders.
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