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Former Chief of Party Mark Grubb
Mark Grubb is the former chief of party on the Cities Implementing Transparent, Innovative, and Effective Solutions (CITIES) Project in Jordan.
by Mark Grubb
This post originally appeared on UrbanLinks. Quick infusions of public services are usually a surefire way for local officials to increase their political capital. But pushing through reforms that spur longer-term economic development and strengthen community cohesion is often much harder to accomplish amid competing priorities. In Jordan, USAID’s Cities Implementing Transparent Innovative and Effective…