Throughout 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continuously emphasized the importance of partnering and cross-sectoral collaboration as a means to improve diplomacy and development outcomes around the world. At the Global Partnership Initiative, we have worked hard to achieve the Secretary's vision around partnerships by breaking down barriers to collaboration within and across the Department and with the private sector and civil society organizations. To say it's been a tremendously successful year for partnerships would be an understatement.
In 2012, we saw each of our four flagship partnerships grow and flourish beyond expectations and the focus on building partnerships across the Department grow. Through our four major initiatives -- the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Partners for a New Beginning, the International diaspora Engagement Alliance, and the Accelerating Market-Driven Partnerships -- we've worked with over 1,100 organizations and leveraged more than $650 million in public and private resources to achieve U.S. foreign policy objectives around the globe. I invite you to check out our recently launched infographic which outlines the impact of our partnership achievements around the world.
As we kick-off a new year, and I reflect on our mutual accomplishments, we'll be taking a closer look at the impact of these four initiatives, so stay tuned to the blog next week as we discuss these partnerships. I am sure that you will be as impressed as I was by the breadth and depth of our efforts, and energized by the possibilities that lay ahead for 2013 and beyond.
Over the coming days, I look forward to hearing from you. Your feedback is invaluable, and we invite you to share your thoughts -- what opportunities do you see for public-private partnerships this year? What issues would be best served by a public-private response?