Blogs Discuss Recently Released QDDR

The following blogs discuss the recently released Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR).

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Five Key Takeaways on the 2015 QDDR
John Glenn, policy director at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, discusses five key takeaways from the recently released QDDR: “strengthening economics in diplomacy and development … commitment to new partnerships … improving transparency and data … investing in civilian capacity … [and a discussion of] what the QDDR doesn’t do…” (5/1).

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Blink and You’ll Miss It: Global Health in the QDDR
Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and senior fellow at CGD, and Rachel Silverman, policy analyst at CGD, discuss global health in the QDDR and write, “The QDDR should have laid out a blueprint for U.S. global engagement that more than skimmed the surface on tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges such as disease outbreak preparedness, antimicrobial resistance, and the rise of non-communicable diseases linked to tobacco, alcohol, and changing diets…” (5/1).