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State Department Launches Second QDDR

News sources report on the launch of the U.S. Department of State’s second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.

Devex: John Kerry launches 2nd QDDR: ‘Not everything to everyone’
“The U.S. government’s second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review will focus on a small number of concrete proposals that will help modernize foreign relations and serve as a ‘blueprint for America’s success in the world,’ Secretary of State John Kerry said in Washington on Tuesday…” (Rosenkranz, 4/22).

Devex: QDDR 2.0: A few ‘big ideas’ but no ‘complicated working groups’
“U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah … officially launch[ed] on Tuesday the second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, offering the public a chance to weigh in on the appropriate and effective use of U.S. civilian power abroad while hopefully avoiding some of the pitfalls and turf battles that complicated the last review process in 2010…” (Igoe, 4/22).

State Department: Remarks at the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) Launch
The U.S. State Department provides a transcript of remarks made at the QDDR launch (4/22).