The Washington proclivity for moving bureaucratic deck chairs around can lead many to tune out.

But give a look-see to today’s Financial Times piece on emerging plans to overhaul the organizational architecture of U.S. foreign assistance. Lots of details to work out, obviously, but changes to better coordinate U.S. foreign assistance with the administration’s democracy priorities would likely hold real implications for some of the less sexy environmental, health, population, and development programs among the affected portfolios.