September 22, 2010

Administration’s New Development Policy a Critical Step Forward

USGLC Applauds Bold Leadership from the Administration

Washington, DC —USGLC Executive Director Liz Schrayer released this statement on the Administration’s new policy on global development:

“Today’s announcement from the Administration on a new global development policy is truly groundbreaking and provides concrete steps for advancing development as a ‘core pillar of American power.’ There is widespread bipartisan support for elevating global development, and the commitment to work with Congress brings us one step closer to having a shared vision for more, better, and smarter development.

“This new policy is spot on with its focus on strengthening USAID and giving the agency a voice at the NSC, committing to a Global Development Strategy, fostering sustainable outcomes and greater accountability, and calling for coordination among U.S. agencies. The global challenges we face are very different from those in the past, and this policy is a vehicle to provide a fresh look at how we deliver development assistance and build upon efforts begun under the previous Administration.

“The Administration is demonstrating clear and ambitious leadership on global development, and we look forward to supporting them as they implement these important efforts.”


The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition ( is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.