Innovative Partnerships Will Help End Extreme Poverty
Devex: Ending extreme poverty with a new model of development
Rajiv Shah, USAID administrator
“…For the first time in history, we stand within reach of a world that was simply once unimaginable: a world without extreme poverty. … The Busan High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness has built a strong foundation for this effort — tapping into the capabilities of governments, foundations, companies and civil society organizations to solve the world’s greatest development challenges. Through this new model of development, the U.S. Agency for International Development is forging high-impact partnerships to harness innovation and scale meaningful results to end extreme poverty. … Whether we work for a government agency or small local organization, each of us can expand our emphasis on partnership and innovation…” (4/11).