USAID Policy Framework – 2011-2015

… In September 2010, through the first ever Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development (PPD-6), the President outlined high-level principles to guide our international development policy and called for a new approach to how we plan and implement development assistance. In December, Secretary of State Clinton issued the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), an unprecedented joint review of the mandates and capabilities of the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to ensure that these core elements of American civilian power work more effectively and in tandem to advance U.S. interests at home and abroad. … This document, the USAID Policy Framework 2011-2015 is the first in what will become a regular strategic exercise every four years, closely tracking the QDDR cycle. … The Framework also lays out the agenda for institutional reform known as USAID Forward, which is preparing the Agency to respond to the development challenges of the coming decades.

For full text of the Policy Framework and discussion on the role of Science, Technology, and Innovation in Global Development, visit: USAID: USAID Policy Framework – 2011-2015.

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