Tweet Stream: Town Hall on PPD One Year Later

Yesterday, MFAN hosted a town hall discussion on the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development moderated by Carol Lancaster, Dean and Professor of Politics, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. The panel included: Sheila Herrling, Vice President for Policy and Evaluation, Millennium Challenge Corporation; Marisa Lago, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Markets and Development; Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, Deputy United States Trade Representative; Susan Reichle, Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning, U.S. Agency for International Development; and Jake Sullivan, Director of Policy Planning, Department of State. We’ll put together a recap of the event, but for now take a look at MFAN’s live tweet stream (@modernizeaid) of the event in reverse chronological order:

  • That’s a wrap! Thanks all for following us as we live tweeted the PPD town hall and stay tuned for a recap! #PPDProgress
  • Sullivan: most important letter in QDDR is the “Q.” #PPDProgress
  • Sullivan: PPD is a way of doing business that we bring to bear in countries that meet our national interests #PPDProgress
  • Reichle: for upcoming year we are working on a donor engagement strategy #PPDProgress
  • Marantis: challenge for upcoming year is how to operationalize PPD and make it sustainable after we all leave #PPDProgress
  • Herrling: Focus for upcoming year is on measurement and being able to make tradeoffs based on evidence. #PPDProgress
  • @noamunger asks what the panel is looking forward to in the year ahead regarding priorities & initiatives #PPDProgress
  • Reichle: challenge right now is to institutionalize PPD interagency process bc this is bipartisan #PPDProgress
  • Sullivan: unique thing about PFG is that we develop strategies together w host countries which helps to build political will #PPDProgress
  • Reichle: we’ve been briefing Congress continually throughout Partnership for Growth process #PPDProgress
  • Sullivan: foundation of PPD is economic growth & democracy & the trend of recent events proves this is the right emphasis #PPDProgress
  • Herrling: there have already been tough tradeoffs made through PPD but we need to be realistic about budget #PPDProgress
  • Lago: 95% of what US contributes to multilaterals is already agreed upon so if we fail to fund we will risk losing our shareholders
  • Reichle: OE cuts will have a huge impact because our operating budget is USAID Forward #PPDProgress
  • Reichle: On Friday @USAID will release policy framework to guide work #PPDProgress
  • Sullivan: were working hard to embrace focus and selectivity, continuing priorities, and maintaining capacity at State & USAID
  • Carol Lancaster asks what will be preserved after these severe cuts are taken? #PPDProgress
  • Lago: Multilateral banks give us a comparative advantage, giving us tremendous bang for our buck #PPDProgress
  • Marisa Lago: PPD put big emphasis on working with multilateral partners #PPDProgress
  • Marantis: AGOA is perfect ex of how PPD has created enabling environment making all policies stronger and more effective #PPDProgress
  • Marantis: The more you trade, the more you grow and develop. PFG allows for a strong trade policy component that may not exist otherwise.
  • Demetrios Marantis: value from this exercise is overall better coordination. #PPDProgress
  • Herrling: when you see constraints to growth analyses from PFG you can see we need to make some changes #PPDProgress
  • Herrling: PFG was first demonstration of division of labor and leveraging best ideas across agencies #PPDProgress
  • Herrling: PFG is a convening mechanism for all of us to discuss work in individual countries #PPDProgress
  • Herrling: being more purposeful about policy reform is a key to the PPD and coordination among agencies #PPDProgress
  • Sheila Herrling: Many principles that are in the PPD were grounded in the MCC #PPDProgress
  • Reichle: Partnership for Growth really brought everyone together to help these countries move forward #PPDProgress
  • Reichle: @USAID used all instruments to move the needle on constraints to growth in Partnership for Growth
  • Reichle: Core principles include procurement reform, transparency, selectivity, and innovation #PPDProgress
  • Susan Reichle: PPD has been watershed transformation for international development #PPDProgress
  • Sullivan: Also focused on partnership for growth and identifying partners who can help leverage resources #PPDProgress
  • Sullivan: We’ve begun extensive an process across the board to reduce reporting burdens #PPDProgress
  • Jake Sullivan: State has begun to implement PPD’s guidance in terms of selectivity. #PPDProgress
  • Carol Lancaster kicks off with big question: what has changed since the PPD at each agency? #PPDProgress
  • Co-chair Jim Kolbe: this town hall will give us a unique opportunity to answer pressing questions about development #PPDProgress
  • We’re underway at our town hall event! #PPDProgress

 

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