How the Peace Corps believes its own PR, looks past its mistakes, and shafts volunteers in the process.
The tools and techniques required to make a great post are already known. What the agency sorely lacks is someone— or, better yet, a small office of someones—whose job is to find out whether every post is using these tools and techniques, and who will complain bluntly, in public if necessary, if one isn’t. The Peace Corps administration will likely fight like mad to prevent it, but the restoration of aggressive and regular oversight to all parts of the agency is the only thing that will bring the Corps up to a high standard—and help it earn back the stellar reputation it now stands at risk of losing.
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