U.S. NGOs Respond to New Development Policy [QDDR]

Dec 15, 2010, 13:55 ET from InterAction

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InterAction welcomes the release of the final report of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), the most comprehensive and thoughtful look at U.S. diplomacy and development efforts in half a century.

"QDDR is more than just an acronym. This review seeks to use aid and diplomacy more effectively in order to streamline and better coordinate development to meet our national interests," said Samuel A. Worthington, president of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs. "We urge Congress to support the many positive changes being proposed and to provide the necessary resources for USAID and the State Department as they implement a new, more effective approach to global development."

"We also hope the new approach recognizes the valuable contribution, supported by the American people, made by U.S. NGOs in the field. To further leverage the QDDR reforms, we also encourage the administration to actively strengthen its partnerships with humanitarian and development groups who work every day under difficult and often dangerous circumstances to improve the lives of the world's most poor and vulnerable people," he added.

Read the complete response and see what other NGOs are saying about the report on InterAction's special QDDR page – www.interaction.org/qddr

InterAction is the largest alliance of US-based nongovernmental international organizations with more than 195 members. Our members operate in every developing country, working with local communities to overcome poverty and suffering by helping to improve their quality of life. www.interaction.org

SOURCE InterAction