USAID Plans To Assist In Creating Global Development R&D Teams At U.S. Colleges, Universities
The Washington Post's "In the Loop" blog reports that USAID has released a draft form of a plan to create research and development (R&D) teams at colleges and universities across the country aimed at tackling problems of global development. "USAID characterized the plan ... as a way of tapping into the collective wisdom of academia," according to the blog, which notes, "They've suggested setting up an unnamed number of centers -- some at individual colleges and universities, some comprised of several such institutions." The blog adds, "They say no budget has been set, but an individual college might get a million or so, while a collaborative center made up of a few schools could get $4 million to $5 million" (Heil, 1/24).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.