Secretary Clinton announces release of the QDDR
During a State Department town hall meeting, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) and summarized the key points of the document. Following her remarks, Secretary Clinton was joined on a panel by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, State Department Director of Policy and Planning Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, and USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg to respond to questions from the audience.
The QDDR outlines a set of changes to be made at USAID and the State Department including the appointment by the Secretary of State of an Executive Director for the Global Health Initiative (GHI) that will report to the Secretary and the GHI Operations Committee (the USAID Administrator, the Global Aids Coordinator, and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Additionally, the QDDR states that leadership of the GHI will transition to USAID at the end of FY 2012 if a specific set of benchmarks have been met.
Access the full report, an Executive Summary, and a fact sheetÂ on the QDDR here.
Access a webcast and transcript of Secretary Clinton’s announcementÂ and theÂ panel Q&A session that followed here.
Read a press brefing with State Department Director of Policy and Planning Slaughter and USAID Deputy Administrator Steinberg on the release of the QDDR here.
Learn more about Secretary Clinton and Administrator Shah’s remarks at a USAID Town HallÂ on the QDDR here. (December 17, 2010)
Read Administrator Shah’s IMPACTblog post on the QDDR here.
Read a State Department Dipnote Blog by the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby titled “QDDR: Building on Our Interagency Successes in Global Health” here.