Foreign Assistance Modernization

Standards for Global Development Legislation in the 112th Congress: Advancing the Foreign Assistance Reform Agenda


In the past decade, both Republican and Democratic administrations have taken important steps toward reforming U.S. development policy and practice. Most recently, the Obama Administration has initiated a series of efforts, including the first-ever government-wide Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development, theQuadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), and the USAID Forward initiative, all of which seek to increase the impact and accountability of development programs in partner countries. More effective and accountable foreign assistance will yield better results for those we are trying to help, and will more faithfully serve U.S. national security, foreign policy, economic, and humanitarian interests.


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