A monthly podcast for USAID staff featuring Administrator Mark Green and specialists across the Agency.

USAID Leads offers in-depth discussions targeted toward USAID’s workforce. The podcast serves to inform employees and the public about Agency updates and priorities. Each episode highlights important elements of USAID’s international development work.


Last updated: February 26, 2019

March 26, 2018

In Episode Four of USAID Leads, we highlight the recently-launched WomenConnect Challenge with USAID’s Administrator Green and Senior Advisor on Gender Equality Michelle Bekkering. We also feature Neha Misra from Solar Sister, to discuss how young women around the world can feel empowered to start their own business.

February 21, 2018

In Episode Three of USAID Leads Administrator Green, Alexis Bonnell from the Lab, and Andy Herscowitz from Power Africa, discuss how innovation is changing development and the many innovative tools the Agency leverages to solve humanitarian and development challenges.

January 23, 2018

In the second episode of USAID Leads, Administrator Green and Agency experts examine the role of international development in U.S. National Security. Development is a core tool for advancing U.S. foreign policy and international security. USAID staff, partners, and programs will continue to play a critical role under the President’s National Security Strategy to advance peace and prosperity.

December 19, 2017

In this premier episode of USAID Leads, Administrator Green discusses his first 100 days at the Agency and shares his impressions so far. An in-depth discussion with Agency experts, in this episode, looks at the intersection between USAID’s approach to private sector engagement and our humanitarian assistance efforts.