USAID Administrator Shah to Host Forum with UK's Mitchell

Sep 22, 2011, 15:43 ET from U.S. Agency for International Development

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please join USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development at the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) on September 23, 2011. The two leaders will lead a lively discussion of how their agencies are approaching reform.


DATE: Friday, September 23, 2011

TIME: Noon - 1 p.m.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

Shah and Mitchell will discuss the recently released USAID Policy Framework 2011-2015, which details USAID's core development priorities and lays out the agenda for responding to the most critical development challenges of the future.

Mitchell will share the Coalition Government's reform agenda for DFID and describe how these efforts are being carried out across the organization. DFID has championed new standards for aid effectiveness and transparency, and reinvigorated efforts to meet the 2015 Millennium Development Goals.

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