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The Obama administration, Congress, military leaders and American voters have recognized that strong development policies and programs are critical to enhancing the U.S image in the world, achieving our foreign policy goals and increasing our national security. To reap these benefits from development, however, we must work with international partners and recipient governments in ways that demonstrate impact on the ground and show that we are reaching our key objectives in developing countries: stimulating economic growth and poverty reduction, promoting political stability and responding to humanitarian crises.