Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Participation in the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

November 28, 2011

As you all probably know, this is the first time a Secretary of State has participated in a conference of this nature, and I think the Secretary’s participation is a reflection of her commitment not only to development for the ultimate impact it has on our national security objectives by creating more prosperous nations, creating better opportunities for partnerships to address global challenges, but also, more particularly, to speak to the political will that needs to be demonstrated by all countries in putting development on the national agenda.