As noted earlier on this blog, some of the world’s leading humanitarian and private foreign assistance organizations have asked the U.S. Agency for International Development to stop requiring USAID flag logos on its donated materials.
Aid organizations say it can endanger their workers and it also compromises their need to remain political neutral.
USAID chief Rajiv Shah responded today with a statement that was published in the Huffington Post. Shah, a former Gates Foundation program manager, appears to be saying the logo policy will remain in effect.
SIDE NOTE: Here’s a New York Times profile of Shah in his role at USAID.