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New US development policy… by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
December 1, 2010, 3:33 pm
Filed under: Development theory

Do you find yourself reading those news articles about how Obama isn’t doing anything? Well, Obama is doing something that affects you – and you should read about it here, in the new U.S. Global Development Policy Fact Sheet.  According to the new policy, development is now considered one of the core pillars of American power and is indispensible as a part of national security. The new policy focuses on sustainable development, a new operational model, and a modern architecture (moving development into the core of American power and security). For the Obama administration, sustainable development outcomes focus on economic growth and solving long-term development challenges especially by engaging more local voices and actors. One key idea from this section is to increase “development-focused innovation”. The new operational model will focus on countries where US assistance has been more effective and increase multilateral coordination. Read the fact sheet here to decide for yourself what this means for you and the future of development.


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