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Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR): USAID role in global health is enhanced

January/February 2011 | Volume 10, Issue 1

The first-ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review by the U.S. State Department will cause a wide-ranging recalibration of how federal agencies exercise civilian power abroad. Specifically, USAID is granted immediate leadership responsibilities for the food security initiative, Feed the Future, and will assume responsibility for the ambitious Global Health Initiative at the end of 2012, subject to achieving performance and competency benchmarks.

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