Department of State officially releases QDDR

After providing a sneak preview of the draft summary of its Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) in late November, the State Department yesterday announced the official release of the first-ever QDDR, “Leading Through Civilian Power.”

At a town hall meeting, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, together with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, Director of Policy Planning Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, laid out the review’s primary premises and presented its core findings.

According to Clinton, the QDDR

“is a sweeping effort that asks a simple question: “How can we do better? How can we adapt to a world of rising powers, changing global architecture, evolving threats, and new opportunities? How can we look ahead prepare for, and help shape the world of tomorrow?”

Find the following documents on USAID’s QDDR website: