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5 Quotes From The Head Of USAID On His First Day On The Job

"Let's get at it. We got work to do," Mark Andrew Green told his employees. Here are highlights from his remarks.
New USAID Director Mark Green: "I believe the purpose of foreign assistance should be ending its need to exist .... Now, I'm under no illusions. In some places, that day is quite a ways off." Source: Robb Hohmann

Mark Andrew Green, the new head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, kicked off his first day on the job with a speech to hundreds of employees. In his speech on Monday, he focused on what they can expect from him and his vision for USAID.

"I can't tell you what an honor and a relief it is to

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