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Thursday
Nov182010

Clinton Seeks to Reorganize the State Department and USAID

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will soon recommend changing the way the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are structured, an effort her aides say is aimed at improving how it responds to crises around the world and streamline the way the department operates.
 
Among the many proposed changes, sanctions enforcement, international energy affairs, and human rights bureaus will get more prominent positions at the State Department, and USAID will get its own policy planning staff.
 
The changes are among many recommended by a team that has been drafting the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), a long-term budget strategy similar to one conducted by the Pentagon. There’s no estimate yet on how much this will cost. The QDDR is 14 months in the making, and several months delayed. The final report is due out sometime in December.
 
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