The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports American foreign policy by providing assistance to areas of the world that are most in need. The agency recently created a chief diversity officer position to improve diversity, equity and inclusion internally and externally.
- The new chief diversity officer is Neneh Diallo, who told Government Matters her agency is strategically looking at data to make informed decisions and is conducting a barrier analysis to identify gaps in diversity efforts.
- Diallo said integrating diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility across the workforce and operations will empower diverse communities and help USAID achieve its mission.
- She said USAID aims to be more intentional with hiring in underserved populations and is focusing on inclusive development to ensure the agency’s work is reaching the right people.