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Secretary Clinton announces plan to conduct a Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review

During town hall meetings at both the State Department and USAID, Secretary of State Clinton announced a plan to conduct a Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR). Secretary Clinton stated that the QDDR will help “the Department and USAID to get ahead of emerging threats and opportunities and to make the case effectively for OMB, the Congress, and the people of our country for the resources we need.” Secretary Clinton also stated that the QDDR will provide the State Department and USAID “with a comprehensive assessment for organizational reform and improvements to our policy, strategy, and planning processes” and is “central to effective coordination between the State Department and USAID.”

Read Secretary Clinton’s complete statement (includes a question and answer session) during the Town Hall meeting at the State Department here. (July 10, 2009)

Read Secretary Clinton’s complete statement (includes a question and answer session) during the Town Hall meeting at USAID here. (July 14, 2009)

Read a briefing on the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review provided by senior State Department staff here.

Read the State Department’s fact sheet on the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review here.