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ADVISORY: USAID Administrator to Discuss Global Development in the 21st Century, Release First USAID Forward Progress Report

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Contact: Christina DiPasquale
Phone: 202.481.8181

Washington, D.C. Please join the American Enterprise Institute and the Center for American Progress on Wednesday, March 20, for remarks to be delivered by U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and the release of USAID’s first progress report on its signature reform initiative, USAID Forward. Administrator Shah’s remarks, the proceeding discussion with AEI’s Danielle Pletka and CAP’s John Norris, and the progress report will examine the progress of these reforms and their effect on development creating new partnerships, placing a greater emphasis on innovative, results-driven approaches.

Three years ago, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for the elevation of development as a key part of America’s national security and foreign policy. Through both the first-ever Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development and the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, they set forth a vision of an empowered and robust agency that could lead the world in solving the greatest development challenges of our time. To meet these high expectations and approach their mission with renewed capacity, USAID has undertaken an ambitious reform agenda called USAID Forward.


Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Danielle Pletka, Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
John Norris, Executive Director of the Sustainable Security & Peacebuilding Initiative, Center for American Progress


Wednesday, March 20, 2013
2:00 p.m. ET – 3:00 p.m. ET


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AEI, 12th Floor
1150 17th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

For questions, please contact the USAID Press Office at or


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