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September 15, 2011

Andrew Mitchell, UK Secretary of State for International Development, and Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, will host a special event to showcase progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Countdown 2011: Celebrating Successes and Innovations will feature innovators from across the development community who will share their experiences of transformative programs and policies.

September 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator, and U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, will speak at the Asia Society in New York City on Monday, September 19th. Dr. Shah and Ambassador Munter will provide a brief look at U.S. diplomacy and development assistance to date, and will focus on the future of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship.

 

September 8, 2011

Today, Stephen Haykin was sworn in as Mission Director for Georgia for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia Paige Alexander administered the oath.

September 6, 2011
Space Station Astronauts Will Deliver Video Greeting from Orbit During Ceremony

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will open a celebration of international literacy on Thursday, September 8 at USAID headquarters in Washington, D.C.

September 1, 2011

Yesterday, Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, announced an increase in United States humanitarian assistance to East Africa. In total, the United States is now providing more than $600 million in aid that is helping more than 4.6 million people suffering from drought and famine in the Horn of Africa.

August 31, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is now accepting proposals aimed at enhancing scientific capacity in the developing world.

Announced on July 7, 2011 as a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Science Foundation (NSF), PEER aims to build scientific collaborations between the United States and developing nations.

August 26, 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.

August 19, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) issued the following statement on behalf of the United States on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day.

August 17, 2011

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the expansion of its Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) program. IRS is the application of safe insecticides to the indoor walls and ceilings of a home or structure in order to interrupt the spread of malaria by killing mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite. Malaria is the number one killer in Africa.

August 9, 2011

Tomorrow, USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg will give a keynote address at InterAction's 2011 Forum. Steinberg will speak at the opening plenary session, entitled "Shifting Landscape: Who are the Key Actors?" During the session, Steinberg will also present the Disabilities Inclusion Award to recognize the development community's innovative efforts to promote disability inclusion as a human rights issue.

August 5, 2011

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) swore in Melissa Williams as the mission director to Zimbabwe. As the new mission director, Williams will help Zimbabwe's democratic forces advance reforms and provide much-needed humanitarian assistance. USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg administered the oath of office at the swearing-in ceremony.

August 3, 2011

 Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez was sworn in as the new Assistant Administrator for the Global Health Bureau at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

August 3, 2011

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) swore in Dana Mansuri as the mission director to Nigeria. Mansuri will oversee a program totaling over $600 million annually. In its development partnership with Nigeria, the U.S. Government seeks to strengthen social stability through improved social services, support transparent and accountable governance, promote a more market-led economy, and enhance Nigeria's capacity as a responsible regional trade partner. USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg administered the oath of office at the swearing-in ceremony.

August 2, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development will continue its series of weekly seminars at the National Press Club. Tomorrow, USAID will hold its fifth and final seminar, entitled "Geospatial Information Systems: More than Making Maps, It's about 'Thinking Spatially'."

July 29, 2011

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) swore in R. Douglass "Doug" Arbuckle as the new mission director to Malawi. Arbuckle will oversee programs that focus on promoting Malawi's political and economic development, improving health and education services, strengthening food security through agricultural investments, decreasing the country's dependence on humanitarian assistance, increasing its ability to make positive contributions to security in the region, and participating in the global community more broadly.

July 29, 2011

The following is the text of a joint press release by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and The World Bank.

July 29, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) swore in Dr. Diana Putman as the new mission director to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With major threats to the future development of a stable and democratic DRC, Putman will oversee a $306 million program that focuses on bolstering peace and stability; protecting civilians; strengthening governance institutions; and supporting economic recovery, growth, and the provision of basic social services, including health and education. USAID's Counselor, Ms. Hilda M.

July 28, 2011

onald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), issued the following statement on behalf of the United States regarding a comprehensive review of U.S. global development efforts.

July 27, 2011

Today, at an American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) conference, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced a new initiative that could use USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA) and the Department of State's Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator to leverage private sector financing for health facilities in Ethiopia focused on delivering quality services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Currently, HIV/AIDS is a major development challenge for Ethiopia. National projections estimate approximately 1.1 million Ethiopians are living with HIV/AIDS.

July 26, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development will continue its series of weekly seminars at the National Press Club. Tomorrow, USAID will hold its fourth seminar, entitled "Business & Human Rights: Emerging Issues on the Development Horizon."

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