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Nisha Biswal (left), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Asia, and Amanda Ellis (right
June 5, 2012

Nisha Biswal (left), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Asia, and Amanda Ellis (right), Deputy Secretary for the International Development Group of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, signed a partnership agreement on June 4, 2012, to support the Kiribati Solid Waste Management Initiative.

June 4, 2012

The United States is providing an additional $6.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help those most in need in Yemen. This new assistance brings the total U.S. Government humanitarian assistance to nearly $80 million in Fiscal Year 2012. This assistance includes protection, water and sanitation, emergency food aid, basic health services, and medical and other relief supplies to help over 550,000 internally displaced persons, over 215,000 refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa, conflict victims, and other vulnerable populations.

June 4, 2012

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced it will host the inaugural Frontiers in Development forum at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. June 11-13, 2012. The three-day event will convene world leaders, government officials, corporate and nongovernmental thought leaders and international development experts to address the important issues facing the future of foreign assistance and international development.

June 1, 2012

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - The Governments of the United States and Colombia today established a partnership to jointly help countries in the region. Implemented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Colombia's Agencia Presidencial de Cooperacion Internacional (Presidential Agency for International Cooperation), the trilateral memorandum of understanding formalizes a commitment to identify Latin American countries that can benefit from this unique assistance.

May 31, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Rajiv Shah will deliver remarks at the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) fifth annual small business conference on Tuesday, June 5th. 

May 30, 2012

The governments of the United States, India, and Ethiopia will be convening, in collaboration with UNICEF - Child Survival: Call to Action - in Washington, D.C. from June 14-15, 2012. Over the last 50 years, child mortality has been reduced by 70%. However, more than 7 million children will die this year before they reach their 5th birthday. Focused on ending preventable child death through survival of newborns, children and mothers, the two-day Call to Action will convene 700 prominent leaders from government, the private sector, and civil society to kick off a long-term, business-like effort to save children's lives.

May 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Maura O'Neill, Chief Innovation Officer at the U.S. Agency of International Development, testified today before the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Development at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Canada on USAID's experience in working with the private sector through public-private partnerships.

May 24, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - From June 1-3, volunteers will virtually collaborate with USAID staff to review Agency data on specific USAID economic growth activities, and help code that data with geographic information to help the Agency map its impact.

May 21, 2012

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN - The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced it will provide emergency relief to assist conflict-affected and food-insecure people in South Sudan. The $30 million contribution will be delivered through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The assistance is in response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan, where an estimated one million people are severely food-insecure due to a cereal deficit, high food prices and intercommunal conflict.

A woman catches a bucket in a line for rubble removal in the hilly Ravine Pintade neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Feb.
May 15, 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - In a ceremony yesterday, the U.S. government, along with partners CHF International and Project Concern International (PCI), and a representative from the Haitian government, marked the conclusion of the Katye project. The project comprehensively rehabilitated the neighborhood of Ravine Pintade in Port-au-Prince, which was heavily damaged by the January 2010 earthquake. Through an $8.5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of U.S.

May 11, 2012

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development welcomed the formal endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. The protocol was endorsed by the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome.

May 10, 2012

Today at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, African Development Bank, Microsoft, Nokia, infoDev, DEMO, and the World Economic Forum launched a new partnership to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa. The Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS@FRICA) partnership will mobilize the knowledge, expertise and resources of leading public and private institutions to encourage and enhance innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, World Economic Forum, USAID
May 9, 2012
Advancing Food and Nutrition Security at the 2012 G8 Summit

On May 18, 2012, President Barack Obama, with G8 and African leaders, businesses, international organizations and civil society will convene to discuss new activities to advance global agricultural development, food and nutrition security in Africa. The event, hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, will feature announcements of significant new business commitments for African agriculture and discussions on addressing hunger and poverty in the changing development landscape.

May 3, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah has announced that J. Mark Brinkmoeller will serve as Director of the Center for Faith-based and Community Initiatives. The Center seeks to involve faith and community efforts throughout the Agency.

May 2, 2012

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the first round of developing country Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) awards.

April 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, at the Global Impact Economy Forum, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a $44.5 million Global Development Alliance (GDA) between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Skoll Foundation.

April 26, 2012

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah has announced that J. Mark Brinkmoeller will serve as Director of the Center for Faith-based and Community Initiatives. The Center seeks to involve faith and community efforts throughout the Agency.

Cover of the PMI Annual Report
April 24, 2012

Each year, World Malaria Day is observed to call attention to the disease and to mobilize action to combat it. On this occasion, the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), releases its sixth annual report which describes the role and contributions of the U.S. Government in the effort to reduce the burden of malaria in Africa, and to monitor antimalarial drug resistance and decrease malaria transmission in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

April 20, 2012

Today, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development has joined the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership. The SWA Partnership brings together governments, donors, civil society organizations, and development partners to achieve sustainable sanitation and drinking water.

April 16, 2012

President Obama announced a new Innovation Fund for the Americas (IFA) to support cost-effective and innovative solutions to some of the Latin American and Caribbean region's toughest development challenges. The President made the announcement during his April 14, 2012 address at the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.

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