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January 27, 2015

New Delhi:  During his historic second visit to India, President Obama commended Prime Minister Modi’s Jan Dhan initiative to prioritize financial inclusion for all of India’s citizens.  As part of the President’s pledge of U.S. support for this vital Government of India goal, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce that over twenty key U.S., Indian, and international private sector organizations intend to partner with USAID in support of the Government of India’s program to expand meaningful access to financial services and lay the foundation for a world-leading, inclusive digital economy. With support from the World Economic Forum, these partners, in consultation with the Government of India, will join in establishing a public-private partnership to expand the ability of Indian consumers and businesses to participate in the formal economy.

October 31, 2013

U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell announced today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Girl Rising Country Partnership, which will use the power of the film Girl Rising to increase public dialogue on gender and education issues in order to encourage community-level interventions to help improve girls education.

October 30, 2013

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced three new partnerships to share successful low-cost agricultural innovations and technologies with African countries.

October 29, 2013

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced a $250,000 grant to the organization UN Women, which is a part of the United Nations' Women's Global Safe Cities Initiative.  The grant is for the ongoing program "Delhi Safe City - Free of Violence against Women and Girls," that will be implemented in partnership with Indian civil society organizations. This announcement comes in the same month as the International Day of the Girl Child and on the eve of the international community's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence beginning late November.

October 18, 2013

Jaipur - U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell presided over a graduation ceremony today at the Chaudhury Charan Singh National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), marking the completion of the first training program on agricultural marketing management for 30 visiting African agriculture professionals.

August 27, 2013

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a new partnership with the Centre for Knowledge Societies (CKS), one of India's leading innovation consulting firms, to implement a $3.2 million initiative to help improve the reading skills of millions of primary school age children in India. 

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Last updated: January 28, 2015

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