Keynote at the Opening Session of the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

November 30, 2011

So we are trying some different approaches. Through the Obama Administration’s new Partnership for Growth, the United States is working intensively with four partner countries—El Salvador, Ghana, Tanzania, and the Philippines—to identify their biggest impediments to growth, and then to coordinate the efforts of every U.S. agency, from Agriculture to Treasury, in helping them overcome these barriers.

In addition, our Feed the Future program now helps our partners bring together international donors to invest in the country’s plan to improve agriculture and food security.