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USAID’s New Roadmap by Nick
January 7, 2011, 10:55 am
Filed under: Articles, Development theory, If you only have 15 mins

Interaction has one of the best summaries of the new Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR). Seventeen months in the making, it is the new blueprint for US ‘civilian power’ in the world. Interaction calls it ‘the most comprehensive and thoughtful look at U.S. diplomacy and development efforts in half a century’, while the Heritage Foundation expresses concern at the apparent elevation of USAID as co-equal with State, and mourns what it sees as the marginalization of the MCC.

Read the Summary, or the whole document if you’re keen here.

Read Interaction’s take, and their summary of other responses here.

Read the Heritage Foundation’s critique here.

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