Advance President Obama's Development Agenda
- October 2010: The United States runs a successful campaign to bring U.S. leadership to the OECD's Development Assistance Committee. Former USAID Administrator Brian Atwood appointed as the new Chair of the DAC.
- 2009-2010: In order to enable and empower developing countries to mobilize domestic resources rather than rely on donor assistance, the United States and other OECD members create a multi-stakeholder Task Force on Taxation and Development which brings together governments, NGOs and the business community. The U.S. invigorates the initiative with a path-breaking $750,000 donation.
- 2009-2010: U.S. leadership in the OECD Working Party on Aid Effectiveness helps developing countries learn how to improve the environment in which effective self-sustaining development takes place, including work to increase a country's capacity to manage public finances and fight corruption. A sound legal and regulatory framework and strong procurement, accountancy and audit professions are essential to building sustainable capacity at the country level.
- 2011: Within the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness, the U.S. helps develop an assessment for donors to evaluate the integrity of a host country's procurement systems and financial management controls. The tool is currently being tested in Liberia and Pakistan and additional testing is planned for Nepal, Rwanda and Peru.
- November 2011: The United States will work with DAC members, developing countries and other international actors to assess progress made toward achieving the commitments of the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action at the Fourth High Level Forum in Busan, Korea.