Clinton Talks QDDR, PSD and Reform

February 25, 2010 By Hannah Kaye

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday morning that the “QDDR will be finished this summer.”  Mentioning involvement with Capitol Hill on the review, Clinton said, “We are looking to it to coordinate foreign assistance reform with Congress, with our goal being to enhance the capacity and effectiveness of foreign assistance, and better coordinate assistance across government. We want to more clearly state the mission of U.S. foreign policy and properly resource that mission.”

Clinton briefly mentioned the Presidential Study Directive on Global Development (PSD) saying, “The White House is doing its own review of development and bringing in other stakeholders, many findings of which will be very much in line with direction and aspiration of committee legislation.”

This morning, Secretary Clinton appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, after which she testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations at 1 p.m.