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New Direction in U.S. Foreign Assistance
  

New Direction in U.S. Foreign Assistance

Secretary Rice announces foreign assistance reform measures, speaking in Benjamin Franklin Room at State Department. Jan. 19, 2006. State Dept. Photo

Secretary Rice Announces U.S. Foreign Assistance Reform
Secretary Rice:
 "Foreign assistance is an essential component of our transformational diplomacy. In today's world, America's security is linked to the capacity of foreign states to govern justly and effectively. Our foreign assistance must help people get results. The resources we commit must empower developing countries to strengthen security, to consolidate democracy, to increase trade and investment, and to improve the lives of their people. America's foreign assistance must promote responsible sovereignty, not permanent dependency." Full Text | Fact Sheet | National Security Strategy

 


Secretary Rice standing at podium speaking to USAID employees. USAID photo, Jan. 19, 2006.State and USAID: Working Together for Foreign Assistance Reform
Secretary Rice:
"We must continue to devote resources to development. We must continue to devote resources to democracy promotion. We must continue to devote resources to poverty alleviation, because, yes, it is consistent with our values and our compassion, but it is also essential to our security. And if we can show that we are good stewards of the American taxpayer dollar, I believe that we can sustain a course of economic assistance around the world that will serve our interests and our security as well as make life better for people around the world."  Full Text | Q & A Session    

 


logos of the Department of State and USAIDForeign Assistance Reform: The Essential Elements
Under the leadership of President Bush and Secretary Rice, the United States seeks now to reform the organization, planning, and implementation of foreign assistance to focus on performance, results, accountability, and, ultimately, to define success as the ability of a nation to graduate from aid and become a full partner in international peace and prosperity. The fundamental objective is, in the end, to better ensure that the U.S. Government is providing both the necessary tools and the right incentives for host governments to build peaceful societies where healthy and well-educated citizens are free to provide for themselves and their families. Achieving Results and Sustainability | Frequently Asked Questions

  
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