USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah Resigns

Statement from USAID Administrator Shah
December 17, 2014
[Initial text from resignation communication outlining USAID achievements over last several years]
I want to thank President Obama for the honor of serving our country these past five years as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Thanks to his leadership and the extraordinary commitment of our nation’s development experts, America is the unquestioned leader in eliminating the scourges of extreme poverty, hunger, and child death worldwide. Recently, I informed President Obama and Secretary Kerry that I will step down as Administrator in mid-February 2015…

Chief of Agency for International Development to Step Down
New York Times | 17 December 2014
Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development and the highest ranking Indian-American in the Obama administration, announced on Wednesday that he would step down as head of the agency early next year…