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Leading through Civilian Power

2010 Quadrennial Diplomacy

& Development Review

"To lead in this new century, we must often lead in new ways."
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton September 8, 2010

To advance American interests and values and to lead other nations in solving shared problems in the 21stcentury, we must rely on our diplomats and development experts as the first face of American power. We must lead through civilian power.

Presentation Contents

What is the QDDR? Trends Reshaping the Global Landscape QDDR Driving Ideas Adapting Diplomacy to Meet 21stCentury Challenges
•Building a New Global Architecture of Cooperation
•A New Approach to Working with the Interagency
•Organizing the State Department to Address 21stCentury Challenges
•Department of State Organizational Chart
•Engaging Beyond the State

Reforming Development to Deliver Results

•Greater Coordination and Focus
•High Impact Development
•Build USAID as the World’s Premier Development Agency

Preventing and Responding to Crisis, Conflict and Instability

•Deploy Robust Conflict and Crisis Capability
•Prepare State and USAID for a New Expeditionary Mission

Working Smarter

•Recruiting, Training and Retaining a 21stCentury Workforce
•Reforming Contracting and Procurement
•Planning and Budgeting for Results
•Planning and Budgeting with the Department of Defense to Meet National Security Requirements

Integrated Power Implementation

What is the QDDR?

Secretary Clinton launched the
Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of State and USAID in delivering results for the American taxpayer, by modernizing their capabilities and aligning their efforts as core pillars of America’s civilian power
The QDDR began fourteen months ago. Many recommended changes are already underway; others will be implemented over the coming years
The QDDR is an ongoing commitment to review, right-size and institutionalize reform. The Report commits to the QDDR as a quadrennial exercise at State and USAID

Trends Reshaping the Global Landscape

Building a New Global Architecture of Cooperation

•The current international order was created for the world of 1945
•Diplomacy, today, has become more complicated:
•Ideological blocs have dissolved requiring greater engagement of individual states
•Emerging powers influence global affairs
•Regional organizations are on the rise
•International organizations have proliferated: new institutions need clear direction; existing institutions need updating and reform
•Virtually every nation has the technological and political means to make its voice heard and its power felt

QDDR Response
•Lead and institutionalize Strategic Dialogues with emerging powers
•Enhance regional capabilities through designated regional hubs and issue-specific experts engaging regional organizations
•Reform and deliver results through multilateral institutions by elevating multilateral affairs in regional bureaus and linking bilateral, multilateral and regional diplomacy

Organizing the State Department to Address 21stCentury Challenges10Adapting

•Transnational issues (e.g., energy, economics, human security) overlap multiple bureaus
•Insufficient internal coordination across issues limits our ability to advance objectives in Washington and overseas
•The changing global context and today’s pressing challenges require a different approach and distinct capabilities


QDDR Response
•To streamline operations and improve outcomes consolidate functional issues and realign bureaus
•Consolidate human security functions: Reorganize to establish the Office of the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
•Consolidate transnationalissues: Reorganize to establish the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environmental Affairs
•Prioritize energy—including energy security and energy access—by consolidating all energy matters into a Bureau of International Energy Affairs
•Increase focus on the use of illicit financial networks by consolidating efforts under a Special Coordinator for Sanctions and Illicit Finance

Engaging Beyond the State12CONSULTATION

•Public opinion increasingly matters in overseas domestic and international politics, even in authoritarian states
•Non-state actors, ranging from non-governmental organizations to businesses, religious groups to community organizations, are playing an ever greater role in international affairs
•Diplomats must have the time, tools and capabilities to advance US interests beyond the capitol

QDDR Response
•Integrate public diplomacy as a core diplomatic mission throughout the State Department and particularly in regional bureaus
•Implement a 21stcentury statecraft agenda with particular focus on technology, women and girls, and community diplomacy
•Revise the current risk management posture to enable State, USAID and other civilian officials to engage more broadly—yet responsibly—with communities
•Provide personnel with communication tools for 21stcentury engagement

More is available on request

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