“What allows human beings to thrive and live in happiness and fulfillment? What does that even mean? And, what do people themselves really want?” These are questions I’ve been asking myself since coming back from Ayiti (Creole for “Haiti”)—questions I wonder if members of USAID, our course client, ask themselves continuously. Being in the country for only 10 days of work, evaluating USAID’s fiscal and public services decentralization project, there is no way I am able to assess this fully. It is a fact, however, that USAID has seen criticism in the past and has a track record of ineffective outcomes. In Haiti, their four core development pillars are infrastructure and energy, food and economic security, health and other basic services, and governance and rule of law since 2013.