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November 26, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Global Health Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez will visit Liberia December 1-7 as a part of a delegation of senior U.S. Government officials, including the Department of State, Department of Defense, and Department of Health and Human Services, who are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

November 21, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $3 million contribution to the U.N. World Food Program's (WFP) emergency operation in Ukraine to assist 120,000 Ukrainians affected by the ongoing conflict.

November 21, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today its intention to make available $125 million in new private sector financing for manufacturers and distributors of clean cookstoves and cooking fuels through two loan guarantee facilities. The announcement, made at the Cookstoves Future Summit hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, was part of a larger U.S. Government pledge of support of up to $200 million for clean cookstoves and fuels over the next five years.

November 21, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it is providing a partial credit guarantee to finance a new cold storage facility to improve the modern trading capabilities at Morocco's Tanger-Med port.

November 21, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development and Volvo Group announced today a public-private partnership to operate a training academy in Morocco that will promote economic growth, youth employment and gender equality in North and West Africa.

November 20, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today new partnerships with Shell Foundation and Berytech designed to drive inclusive growth and sustainable job creation in Iraq and Lebanon.

November 17, 2014

Ambassador Alfonso Lenhardt, Deputy Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will deliver opening keynote remarks before the second annual conference of the Council of International Development Companies (CIDC).  The conference will explore factors that shape the evolution of foreign assistance programs and funding, including discussions related to key trends in development spending, the changing donor base and future development partnerships.

November 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will provide keynote remarks for the third Conference to Advance the Human Rights of and Promote Inclusive Development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons at the Department of State. USAID Deputy Administrator Al Lenhardt and Senior LGBT Coordinator Todd Larson will also participate in the conference.

November 10, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced $7 million in funding for the Central African Republic (CAR) Peacebuilding Partnership.

Construction of the Ebola treatment unit (ETU)
November 10, 2014

The first Ebola treatment unit (ETU) built and staffed with U.S. Government funding is prepared to receive its first patients this week. ETU construction was overseen by the U.S. Department of Defense working with the Armed Forces of Liberia, which was a vital partner in the building process. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding the management and clinical care of the ETU, which will be provided by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) under the leadership of the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Including this ETU, critical funding support from the United States has helped increase the number of Ebola treatment units in Liberia to eight.

November 8, 2014
USAID’s Largest Gender Program Will Build upon Afghan Progress from the Past Decade

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah today launched a five-year program in Afghanistan focusing on the education, promotion, and training of 75,000 Afghan women between 18 and 30 years of age.  The Promote program will support women’s efforts to enhance their contribution to Afghanistan’s development by strengthening women’s rights groups, boosting female participation in the economy, increasing the number of women in decision-making positions within the Afghan government, and helping women gain business and managerial skills. USAID is committing $216 million to Promote and is seeking up to $200 million in additional financial commitments from other donors. Promote is the largest women’s empowerment program supported by USAID anywhere in the world.

November 7, 2014

Acting Director of USAID’S Global Development Lab Lona Stoll will travel to California to join over 350 student innovators, faculty researchers, development experts, investors, and thought leaders who will meet this weekend in the Bay Area for the Higher Education Solutions Network’s TechCon 2014. 

November 7, 2014

On Wednesday, November 12, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will participate in a discussion on the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa at an event hosted by the Brookings Institution. Brookings President Strobe Talbott and Administrator Shah will discuss Shah's assessment of the U.S. response after a recent trip to West Africa, as well as " Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development," USAID's effort to generate new ideas to fight Ebola.

November 6, 2014
Bipartisan legislation to support Feed the Future pending in House and Senate

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced new data today demonstrating the impact of the U.S. Government's innovative global hunger efforts, including the Feed the Future initiative led by USAID in partnership with 10 other federal agencies. Just weeks after the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced the number of chronically undernourished people in the world has fallen by more than 100 million over the last decade, new data in Zambia and Ethiopia underscore the impact of U.S. leadership in the fight against global hunger and undernutrition.

November 5, 2014

At the completion of a two-day trip to India on November 4-5, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced USAID support for three priority areas of partnership as identified in the recent summit between Prime Minister Modi and President Barak Obama in Washington: USAID will support the Government of India's efforts to strengthen water and sanitation, expand access to clean energy, and increase access to banking services for Indians. The announcements totaled up to $71 million in initial support for the initiatives. The Administrator announced the efforts after meeting with officials from the Government of India.

November 4, 2014

Today, USAID announced four new grants to winners of the joint USAID-Humanity United Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention. The grants of up to $50,000 will help recipients partner with an operational NGO or an established human rights group to further develop and pilot their innovations to document atrocities and facilitate communication for those at risk.

November 4, 2014

Power Africa Coordinator Herscowitz will participate in a plenary session on Power Africa and Infrastructure Opportunities at the Discover Global Markets Business Forum Series on Sub-Saharan Africa hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration and the Georgia District Export Council.

November 3, 2014

On November 3-6, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment Susan Markham will travel to the West Bank and Israel. Her visit will focus on USAID’s development assistance to the Palestinians, specifically programs supporting gender integration and women’s empowerment, in the economic, democracy and governance, health and education sectors.

November 3, 2014
Launch of Inter-American Municipal Forum will create network of cities across Americas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To combat youth violence, gangs, and some of the highest murder rates in the world, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, and the Government of Guatemala will bring together public, private, and civil society leaders from across the Americas to examine crime and violence prevention approaches.

October 30, 2014

– Una evaluación de impacto dada a conocer este día muestra que los programas comunitarios de prevención del crimen y la violencia en Centroamérica, financiados por la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID), ayudan a los habitantes a sentirse más seguros, percibir menos crímenes y homicidios y expresar una mayor confianza en la policía. El estudio de tres años, considerado el mejor estudio aleatorio controlado de su tipo, estuvo a cargo del Proyecto de Opinión Pública de América Latina (LAPOP) de la Universidad deVanderbilt y se realizó en Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala y Panamá.

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