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December 21, 2011
New PSAs Featuring NFL Players Debut in Time for the Holidays

Just in time for the holiday season, a time when charitable giving increases, NFL players have joined FWD, a national public awareness campaign designed to inform Americans of the extreme famine, war and drought in the Horn of Africa. Developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ad Council, the FWD campaign encourages Americans to forward the facts about the crisis and to donate to the relief efforts.

December 19, 2011

 Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will begin a two-day trip to New Delhi on December 20 to meet with senior government officials, Indian thought leaders and innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders, and members of non-governmental organizations. This visit is an opportunity for him to discuss the future of India-U.S development collaboration.

December 16, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development has joined the Western Union Company and its Foundation in adding Libya and Tunisia to the second African Diaspora Marketplace, also called the ADM. The Marketplace encourages sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting U.S.-based diaspora entrepreneurs.

December 9, 2011
President Kiir to Outline His Development Vision

USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and representatives of the U.S. Government will host the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan on December 14-15 in Washington, D.C.

December 7, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development has joined the Government of Colombia in launching a program to help struggling members of Colombia's Afro-descendant and indigenous communities.

December 7, 2011

 Just in time for the Holiday season, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Ad Council, and MTV Act have partnered to launch a celebrity auction to raise awareness and money for the crisis in Horn of Africa.

December 6, 2011

A conference sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Middle East Desalination Research Centre (MEDRC) launched December 5 in Muscat, Oman, with opening remarks from U.S. Ambassador to Oman Richard J. Schmierer and Dr. Mohamed S. Al Busaidi, Deputy Director General, Oman Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

December 5, 2011

Maureen A. Shauket was sworn in today as the new Mission Director for Kosovo for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The oath was administered by USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah.

December 1, 2011

Representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the World Bank today launched a two-day business conference in Bogota, Colombia.

November 30, 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, today announced a new three-year partnership with the GSMA mWomen Programme to increase mobile phone ownership among women in the developing world. The partnership is between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the GSMA and Visa Inc.

November 28, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Officials from the Government of Haiti, the U.S. Government, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Korean apparel manufacturer Sae-A Co. Ltd. and others celebrated the official laying of the cornerstone for the Caracol Industrial Park in Caracol Haiti. Operations at the park are expected to begin in March 2012.

November 28, 2011

On November 29th, the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness will convene in Busan, South Korea. There will be more than 2500 participants from all aspects of the development assistance world; from government ministers in donor and developing countries to civil society and private sector representatives.

November 28, 2011

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Rt. Hon Tony Blair, founder of the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI), issued the following statement on the upcoming high level development forum in Busan, Korea.

November 28, 2011

Today, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will travel to Busan, South Korea to attend the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4). On December 1st, Administrator Shah will head to Seoul on his way to Taipei, Taiwan.

November 28, 2011
An Open Dialogue with the Government of South Sudan

The United States will host the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan December 14-15 in Washington, D.C., to honor the new nation and commence a development and investment dialogue with the Government of South Sudan. The conference will outline the Government of South Sudan's strategic development priorities and highlight opportunities for engagement with public and private sector partners

November 25, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, issued the following statement on latest news regarding NIAID-funded VOICE trial.

"The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has closed the Tenofovir gel portion of VOICE (MTN-003) trial at the direction of the Data Safety Monitoring Board.

November 23, 2011

The U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is participating in the 4th Iraq Agro-Food Expo in Erbil, showcasing the success of the USAID-Inma Agribusiness Program and highlighting beneficiaries. The success of this program is an example of US-Iraqi cooperation, under the auspices of the Strategic Framework Agreement, in support of domestic agricultural production in Iraq.

November 22, 2011

The U.S. Government expanded its loan financing program in Ethiopia through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Development Credit Authority (DCA). USAID and the Bank of Abyssinia, NIB Bank, and Zemen Bank signed two new agreements today which will offer greater access to credit for projects in the agriculture and health sectors. The agreements allow for up to $20.7 million in loans to private health sector enterprises outside of Addis Ababa and small holder farmers and farming cooperatives.

November 22, 2011
Tour Kicks Off Second Phase of Successful Initiative Designed to Create Entrepreneurial Solutions to Economic and Social Challenges

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services today launched the second African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM II). The marketplace promotes sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting U.S.-based African diaspora entrepreneurs with innovative and high-impact ideas for start-up and established businesses in sub-Saharan Africa.

November 18, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), The Ad Council and GOOD have partnered to launch a challenge that encourages Americans to submit ideas for raising awareness of the crisis in the Horn of Africa. The individual or group that submits the winning idea will be awarded $5,000 from GOOD to implement the proposal.

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