AFSI has been critical in our work, and it will continue to be important as we move ahead. This initiative helps us coordinate our efforts and keeps us all accountable for our investments in food security. And that’s exactly the kind of rigorous effort it will take for all of us to meet the Millennium Development Goals.
As the United States looks forward to our tenure as Chair of AFSI in 2012, our primary goal is to ensure not only that donor countries are living up to our own financial pledges, but also that these contributions are being allocated strategically and making a real difference in the fight against global hunger. To do this, we will expand reporting on our investments at the country level, deepen our engagement with developing country partners, track our spending on research for agricultural development, and measure the impact of our investments.
So I want to thank you, all of you for all the work you’re done to make AFSI a success so far, and for everything you will do to build on that success. I hope you have a productive meeting and a pleasant stay here in Washington and I look forward to hearing the results of this important conference. Thank you.