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Keynote speech by Dr. Rajiv Shah
Introduction and remarks by Nancy Birdsall
President, Center for Global Development
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Top of the Hill Conference Center
One Constitution Ave, NE in Washington, DC
Since being sworn in as the 16th administrator of USAID last January, Dr. Rajiv Shah has taken a number of steps to position U.S. development efforts as a critical and dynamic component of U.S. foreign policy. From taking the lead on the Feed the Future initiative to internal reforms within USAID, Dr. Shah has demonstrated his leadership in making the agency a cutting edge actor in development, one that puts renewed emphasis on partnerships, innovation and learning, and evidenced-based results. Over the last 12 months, Shah also co-chaired the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) and played an active role in the formulation of President Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive on U.S. Global Development Policy.
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