Friends of mine that served there with usaid find it difficult to point to lasting impacts.
Once a fairly autonomous agency, usaid has been folded into the State Department.
The share funneled through usaid fell from 65 percent to less than 40 percent.
No one has been nominated to head usaid, the civilian agency for international development.
usaid offices in Washington and Tel Aviv declined to comment for this story.
The 41% reported by Channel 24 is consistent with usaid sponsored polls from 2009, 2011 and 2013.
The State Department and usaid have been working to leverage technology to combat corruption and streamline aid.
The administration needs to find someone soon to fix usaid, but getting the right person will be hard as long as usaid is broken.
usaid, which was started during the Cold War, has been severely weakened since its founding.
The usaid that Obama inherited, almost everyone agrees, is a mess.