Hillary Clinton releases QDDR

Rwandan Woman (Photo: Brandon Pustejovsky)U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released the long-awaited Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), the result of a 17-month review of U.S. development and diplomacy policies. Called “Leading Through Civilian Power”, it offers a blueprint to better coordinate diplomacy and development in order that U.S. interests and global security are achieved. The State Department hopes these reforms will make USAID the lead development agency of the U.S. government while at the same time increasing accountability and transparency.

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InterAction's First Response to Development Review

InterAction welcomes the release of the final report of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), the most comprehensive and thoughtful look at U.S. diplomacy and development efforts in half a century. “QDDR is more than just an acronym. This review seeks to use aid and diplomacy more effectively in order to streamline and better coordinate development to meet our national interests,” said Samuel A. Worthington, president of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs. “We urge Congress to support the many positive changes being proposed and to provide the necessary resources for USAID and the State Department as they implement a new, more effective, approach to global development.”  Read the rest of InterAction’s statement.

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