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September 17, 2013

On September 19, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Strategy Officer Carla Koppell will participate in a panel discussion on “A Call To Action: Taking A Stand Against Gender-Based Violence” hosted by The New Republic in partnership with CARE.   The event will take place at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

September 16, 2013

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah, administered the oath of office to Senior Foreign Service Officer R. David Harden as the new USAID Mission Director to West Bank and Gaza.  The USAID West Bank and Gaza Mission manages programs in the areas of democracy and governance; education; health and humanitarian assistance; private enterprise; and water resources and infrastructure.

September 13, 2013

Today, Angelique Crumbly was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Management. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah administered the oath.

September 13, 2013

On September 10, 2013 James A. Bever was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Ghana. In this capacity he will oversee USAID’s country-specific programs in agriculture, governance, economic growth, education, and health.

September 10, 2013

Today, Sarah-Ann Lynch was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director for Iraq. As director of the mission, Ms. Lynch will have the primary responsibility for overseeing programs that work with Iraqis to strengthen their democratic institutions, improve governance, and promote civil society and private sector growth while improving the quality of primary health care services.

September 10, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will travel to Durham, N.C. on Thursday, Sept. 12 to deliver a major speech at Duke University. The speech will focus on USAID's partnership with Duke University and and the role of innovation in solving the greatest challenges in development around the world.

September 9, 2013

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Lions Clubs International (LCI) have launched their first joint in-country activity in Macedonia dedicated to improving literacy among children with disabilities.

September 9, 2013
Signs MOU with Walmart

On September 9, U.S.Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah traveled to Arkansas.  During his visit, he signed a memorandum of understanding with Walmart and the Walmart Foundation that will improve livelihoods around the world by promoting women's economic empowerment, sustainable agriculture, environmental sustainability and vocational and life skills training for youth.

September 6, 2013
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On September 9, the Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas will host U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah as the featured speaker for its “Food for Thought” lecture series.  The Bumpers College is partnering with the Sam M. Walton College of Business to host the event.

September 5, 2013

Today, Dana Mansuri was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s mission director for Morocco.  In this capacity she will oversee USAID development assistance to the Moroccan people. 

September 5, 2013

Today, Michael T. Harvey was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Nigeria. In this capacity he will oversee USAID’s vast portfolio of programs in agriculture, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, and health.

September 4, 2013
New Investments Support Sustainable WASH Service Delivery

Yesterday, at World Water Week in Stockholm, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Coca-Cola Company announced support for new programs under their Water and Development Alliance (WADA) that will provide over 190,000 people with improved clean water and/or improved sanitation services by the end of 2015.

September 2, 2013

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Sweden, through its development agency (Sida) announced a new program, Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development.

August 27, 2013

Today, Susan Riley was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Madagascar.  In this capacity she will oversee USAID humanitarian assistance to the Malagasy people. 

August 26, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Starbucks today announced a public-private partnership to increase coffee yields and improve livelihoods for 25,000 farmers in support of Colombia’s rural development.

August 22, 2013
Agencies will tackle critical gaps to improve maternal health

USAID, the United States Agency for International Development, and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, two of the longest-serving development agencies addressing population concerns, announced today new efforts to strengthen their collaboration to advance reproductive health, including voluntary family planning, worldwide.

August 18, 2013

United States Agency for International Development Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, & Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg is traveling to Amman, Jordan August 18-21 for meetings and site visits focused on U.S. efforts to assist those affected by Syria’s escalating humanitarian crisis.

August 16, 2013

On August 16, David McCloud was sworn in as Mission Director to South Sudan. Senior Development Advisor at the Foreign Service Institute Hilda Arellano administered the oath of office in the presence of family and colleagues.  He will begin his post in Juba on September 3.

August 15, 2013

Sherry Carlin was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. 

August 12, 2013

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Eastern Congo Initiative released an online video series detailing a database of community-based organizations located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The database is a searchable online tool, first made available in 2012, that assists aid agencies and philanthropists in identifying and directly connecting with community-based organizations that provide vital resources to populations in Eastern Congo.

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Last updated: December 21, 2014

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