Tweet Stream: Secretary Clinton’s Speech on Development at the OECD

Last Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered remarks during the Gender and Development session of the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris. Her speech reinforced several foreign assistance reform principles including accountability, transparency, and country ownership, but she also talked about the Obama Administration’s new development initiative—Domestic Financing for Development (DF4D). See MFAN’s live tweet stream (@modernizeaid) of Clinton’s speech below in reverse chronological order:

  • Read a recap of Sec. Clinton’s remarks at the Gender & Development OECD session from earlier today http://bit.ly/j5qEVf
  • We’ll post a recap highlighting key themes of Clinton’s OECD speech soon at http://modernizeaid.net/pressroom/blog/
  • Clinton:…and identify a set of common indicators for future data collection.
  • Clinton: Let’s work together on a plan to make all the data that’s collected on women more comparable and useful…
  • Clinton: We need better data and we need to coordinate our efforts.
  • Clinton heralds OECD’s Gender Initiative, which creates policy options for countries to unleash the potential of millions of women.
  • Clinton: Too few women can get a good education, find a job, own property, or open their own businesses in too many countries.
  • Clinton: Even after all the progress made…there are still many barriers that stand in the way of economic progress for women.
  • Clinton: Women and girls are a powerful engine for creating jobs and spurring economic growth.
  • Clinton calls on OECD to “develop strategy for executing the framework” for development by next council meeting in Jan 2012.
  • Clinton: In July, the US will host the Open Government Partnership meeting which will bring together partners from many countries & sectors
  • Clinton: We are also establishing an innovation fund to create incentives & boost political support for anticorruption efforts.
  • Clinton said this is not just about how to implement reforms but “how to spark leadership and action”–building political will for change.
  • Clinton outlines new effort: domestic finance for development.http://1.usa.gov/lVcb9c #OECD50
  • Clinton:…It will depend on building the political will to implement them.
  • Clinton: Success will depend on more than funding and sharing expert technical solutions…
  • Clinton: If we partner w/ countries to break the vicious cycle and catalyze the virtuous cycle we can get on a path to self-sufficiency.
  • Clinton: As donor countries make our assistance more effective, recipient countries must do their part as well.
  • Clinton: Let me say, it is difficult to ask Americans to spend $ abroad when elites in countries turn their backs on their own people.
  • Clinton: Poor transparency makes it difficult if not impossible to determine how govts raise + spend funds & how to hold govts accountable.
  • Clinton: Corruption, lack of transparency, and poorly functioning tax systems are major barriers to long-term growth.
  • …2. doing more to support women as drivers of sustainable economic growth.
  • Clinton focuses speech on two issues: 1. partnering w/ developing countries on reforms related to taxes, transparency and corruption…
  • Clinton: Guided by PPD, the Obama Admin. is placing new emphasis on accountability, country ownership, and sustainable broad-based growth.
  • Clinton: Developing nations will define their needs and chart their futures while becoming less dependent on aid.
  • Clinton: To help people reach their full potential, we must promote sustainable & inclusive economic growth… (cont)http://deck.ly/~b1pTO
  • Clinton: I’m here to talk about OECD vision statement which reflects consensus “that while aid is essential, aid alone is not enough.”
  • In case you weren’t awake at 3:30 this morning, we’re about to tweet highlights from Sec. Clinton’s speech on development at OECD.

 

 

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