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November 21, 2013

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today three awards made through the $1 million Fuel-efficient Cookstove Distribution in Kenya Grants Competition, a major component of USAID’s Developing a Sustainable Cookstove Sector project.  This project supports the development of private sector-driven markets that will promote the widespread adoption of clean, efficient cooking solutions among the 2.8 billion people worldwide who lack modern cooking stoves and fuels.

November 20, 2013

On November 21, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will deliver opening remarks at Demand Solutions, a two-day event that will bring together some of the world’s most creative minds to share practical ideas on how to improve people’s lives around the world. Dr. Shah’s address will focus on USAID’s commitment to using science, technology, innovation, and partnerships to solve the world's most intractable development challenges and end extreme poverty in the next two decades.

November 19, 2013

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced partnerships with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Volvo Group in Sweden today.

November 18, 2013

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah is traveling to Denmark and Sweden to announce partnerships with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Volvo Group.  The collaboration is a mutual commitment to develop more efficient methods to solve today’s development challenges.

November 18, 2013

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Humanity United announced the winners of the Model Challenge, the final round of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention.  Managed in collaboration with the Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab, the NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation, and TopCoder, the Model Challenge asked problem solvers to create algorithmic models that can help forecast when and where mass atrocities are likely to occur.  The winning algorithms will help human rights organizations and governments create tools that make it easier to identify at-risk regions, leading to more effective atrocity prevention efforts.

November 15, 2013

On November 15, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg will travel to the Philippines to assess the devastation of the typhoon that has recently hit the region.  

November 15, 2013

On November 15, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will deliver remarks at the “Advancing Afghan Women: Promoting Peace and Progress in Afghanistan” symposium at Georgetown University. 

November 13, 2013
Agency, universities and private sector connect to build country’s capacity in IT, international relations

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the three winning partnerships selected under its Higher Education Partnerships to Support the U.S.-Burma Commitment to Democracy, Peace and Prosperity. These partnerships build upon President Obama’s call to “extend a hand” to Burma in its progress toward democracy.

November 13, 2013

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced partnerships with three private banks in Latin America that will make available $98.5 million in local lending exclusively for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). “If we are going to succeed in ending the need for donor aid, we need to scale private sector solutions like these, which make financing development sustainable,” said Mark Feierstein, Assistant Administrator of USAID’s Latin America and the Caribbean Bureau.

November 13, 2013

On November 14, the University of Missouri will host U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah as the featured speaker for its Christopher S. “Kit” Bond Lecture Series.

USAID's Disaster Assistance Response Team arrived in Leyte province to survey regions hardest hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan
November 11, 2013

On Friday, Super Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines with the strength of one of the most powerful storms ever to hit land.  In response to the storm, the United States Government announced today $20 million in humanitarian assistance, including emergency food aid and critical relief supplies--like shelter materials and hygiene kits--for disaster-affected areas. 

November 6, 2013

USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA), a pioneering guarantor in the development finance arena, catalyzed $1 billion of private capital for businesses across the developing world over the past two years. The surge in local financing mobilized reflects USAID’s commitment to leverage private capital for development.  

November 5, 2013

USAID Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein and Senior Advisor for International Education Christie Vilsack traveled to Haiti with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, where he announced a multi-million dollar program in Haiti for USAID’s Room to Learn.

November 5, 2013
The Bank of Industry, Western Union, USAID, and the US Department of State help expand opportunities for the next generation of African Businesses

Today, more than 100 business leaders from Africa's Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) will present their innovative business plans to leading Nigerian and Pan-African banks at The 2nd Annual SME Live Banking Panel.

November 4, 2013

Today, Susan Fine was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director for Senegal. In this capacity, she will oversee USAID’s diverse portfolio of programs designed to create jobs, improve access to education and healthcare, strengthen democratic institutions, and develop the agriculture sector to increase production and incomes.

November 4, 2013

Dr. Raj Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will travel to Israel, the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon from November 5-8 for meetings and site visits.  His trip will focus on USAID’s development assistance to the region, including USAID programs supporting Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, as well as U.S. assistance to Lebanon and Jordan.

November 1, 2013

USAID and The Western Union Company today announced the winners of the Libya Diaspora Marketplace (LDM) entrepreneurship competition.

October 31, 2013

USAID Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein today released the Agency’s Sustainable Service Delivery in an Increasingly Urbanized World Policy, to respond to the unprecedented trend of urbanization, and the challenges it poses towards global efforts to end extreme poverty.

October 31, 2013

U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell announced today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Girl Rising Country Partnership, which will use the power of the film Girl Rising to increase public dialogue on gender and education issues in order to encourage community-level interventions to help improve girls education.

October 31, 2013

On October 29th, the World Bank Group released Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Doing Business 2014 is the 11th in a series of annual reports benchmarking the regulations that affect private sector firms, in particular small and medium-size enterprises.


Last updated: March 28, 2015

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