WASHINGTON, D.C. - Allan Reed, a veteran USAID senior foreign service officer with ties to Sudan spanning 44 years, has returned to Sudan to provide expert advice to the USAID Mission as it helps Sudan implement the remaining provisions of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended the devastating 22-year, north-south civil war. The implementation timeframe of the CPA, called the "interim period," ends July 8, 2011.
PORT-AU-PRINCE/WASHINGTON - The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, strengthened the Government of Haiti's ability to detect earthquake activity by funding five new seismometers. The surveillance network transmits timely information through the internet on seismic activities in Port-au-Prince and regions to the North.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Cisco and World Learning today announced a new collaboration to promote local entrepreneurs, workforce development and economic growth in developing countries. The collaboration will work through the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute and Cisco Networking Academy-programs that provide entrepreneurship and information and communications technology (ICT) education, mentoring networks, and technology resources-to help individuals develop and manage successful businesses.
Washington, DC – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it will provide an additional $90 million to the World Food Program (WFP) in Pakistan to help 7.3 million flood-affected people.
To improve the health of Kenyans in the western region of the country, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a comprehensive health service delivery project to the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH).
The World Bank Group released Doing Business 2011: Making a Difference for Entrepreneurs on November 4. The report tracks the state of business regulation in 183 economies and identifies the top ten reformers in business environment improvements.
Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah travels to India as part of President Obama's delegation to promote the U.S.-India strategic partnership. Development cooperation forms an important part of their agenda.
On October 26th, the Republic of Georgia passed legislation to mandate and enforce seatbelt use on city roads and highways. This success was made possible through the advocacy efforts of a USAID-supported Global Development Alliance (GDA) which garnered the attention and direct support of President Mikheil Saakashvili and First Lady Sandra Roelofs.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), NASA, NIKE, Inc. and the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce those selected to participate in the LAUNCH: Health Forum. The innovators selected will participate in an event at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida October 30-31, followed immediately by the launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery on November 1.
Development of a polio vaccine is one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century. Before the Salk vaccine in 1955, polio spread through the entire world. In the United States alone, outbreaks left tens of thousands permanently disabled, including President Franklin Roosevelt.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the honorees of the 2010 George Washington Carver Agricultural Excellence Award. This marked the first year the award was bestowed to the leader of an American Indian Tribal College when Dr. S. Verna Fowler, President of the College of Menominee Nation was named. The award was established in 2002 to honor international contributions from Minority Serving Institutions. Dr. Freddie L. Richards, Dean of Agriculture and Human Sciences at Prairie View A&M University, a historically black university, was also selected to receive the prestigious award.
The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), opened two post-harvest mango centers today to increase production and incomes for thousands of Haitian farmers. The centers will prepare produce, particularly mangos, for export by improving packaging methods and meeting standards of foreign importers who lack significant mango production domestically.
Haitian farmers experienced dramatic increases in crop yields this year thanks to an innovative program led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented in partnership with the Government of Haiti. The increase will help boost incomes of small farmers and promote sustainability of the Haitian agriculture sector.
As a part of President Obama's commitment to increase investments and engagement in game-changing innovations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the launch of Development Innovation Ventures (DIV).
NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development have expanded their successful collaboration with international partners to launch an innovative, web-based environmental management system for the Himalaya region.
In order to respond more rapidly to global food emergencies, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a major expansion of its global food aid prepositioning program this week.
Washington, D.C. - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce that the United States Government has nominated J. Brian Atwood for the position of Development Assistance Committee (DAC) chair. The DAC is a permanent forum of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that coordinates international development policy.
A solar-powered autoclave for sterilizing surgical instruments in the field, a portable irrigation system that instantly converts saltwater to fresh water, and a bicycle converted to a corn sheller or cell-phone charger were among the innovative and inexpensive technologies introduced by 18 teams of inventors at a science fair and development forum yesterday.
Ten years ago, the global community came together in an unprecedented display of unity to adopt the Millennium Development Goals – a set of eight goals to guide global efforts to alleviate extreme poverty by 2015 and meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable populations. The 8th Goal – Develop a Global Partnership for Development – challenged donor countries to partner and provide more sustainable assistance to the developing world.
USAID, Babson College, and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) are embarking on a partnership to strengthen entrepreneurship in different countries around the world. This innovative new project will measure entrepreneurship rates and characteristics, as well as other factors influencing small and medium business growth in Egypt, Turkey, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Using this data, policymakers in these nations will be able to better recognize the type of environment necessary to promote the creation and growth of small businesses.
Last updated: November 20, 2014