Press Releases

Noviembre 30, 2017
Remarks

You know, I often say, as Administrator at USAID, that the purpose of foreign assistance must be to end the need for its existence.  And so, our goal, as an Agency, is to work to foster self-reliance and help host countries on their own journey to both self-reliance and prosperity.  In this, we have a wonderful strong partner in India.  Together, as we have seen here at GES, we are lifting lives.  We are creating opportunities.  But as you've heard from both Jennifer and Kathy, I think the important thing is doing so, not only here, but jointly, we are doing so in the region and around the world.

And so, as you hear a little about the history, the 70th anniversary, it's really remarkable to realize how far that relationship has come.  Just over 60 years ago, India was a food aid recipient from the United States.  So, that was our relationship, a donor-donee relationship.  These days, it is a true partnership.  We're working together as equals to provide assistance throughout the region and throughout the world.  And that's a truly remarkable transformation in a relatively short period of time.  

Noviembre 30, 2017
Remarks

In many ways, our very future depends upon ensuring that women have the tools and the opportunities that they need that give them and us a real chance to thrive. Because that will lead to a powerful wave of innovation and economic energy. So, my request to all of you as you head back home and return to your daily lives: please keep the challenges facing women entrepreneurs at front of mind. It could mean helping us to take steps to finally bridge the gender digital divide. It could mean mentoring a promising female entrepreneur in your city or your village.

Noviembre 29, 2017
Remarks

The importance of the goals that I've seen here in India have never been more important, not just for the U.S.-India relationship, but for the region and for a larger global interest. Over the last month, we've seen the term Indo-Pacific being used more and more. I think it's a recognition of India's rise to be sure. But I think it's also a recognition of the values that we in the U.S. share with the Government of India, but more importantly with the Indian people.

Noviembre 29, 2017
FACT SHEET

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced further action to help India in its fight against Tuberculosis (TB). India has the world's highest incidence of TB, with 2.8 million cases annually, and accounts for more than a quarter of the global TB burden. India also has the largest burden of multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) among all countries, with almost 150,000 cases every year. TB claims over 435,000 Indian lives each year, which places TB among the top ten causes of death in the country. 

Noviembre 29, 2017
FACT SHEET

This week, the United States and India are hosting the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India. Now in its eighth year, GES is a preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering and will welcome 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of entrepreneurs from 150 countries to India. This year marks the first time GES has taken place in South Asia, which reflects the region's strong entrepreneurial achievements and future, as well as India's emergence as a strategic U.S. partner. 

Noviembre 28, 2017
Remarks

At USAID, we believe the purpose of our assistance must be to end the need for its existence. In other words, we want to work with our partners, like the Government of India, to help strengthen its capacity to take on its own challenges, and to lift up the people of India. Not because the U.S. seeks to withdraw - far from it. But because we know that every country and every community wants to provide for a brighter future for its own people.

Noviembre 21, 2017
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to India from November 28 to December 1.  He will participate in the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), a preeminent business gathering that welcomes over 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of innovation from 150 countries.  USAID's Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator and Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Michelle Bekkering will accompany him to GES.  Administrator Green will also visit several USAID programs, and meet with senior officials of the Government of India (GOI).  

Noviembre 17, 2017

The U.S. Agency for International Development expresses its gravest concern at the decision of the Supreme Court of Cambodia to dissolve the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).  The action is politically motivated, and represents a deliberate attempt by the Government of Cambodia to deny Cambodia's second largest party - which received 44 percent of the vote in the June 2017 commune elections - the right to participate in the country's 2018 National Elections.  The Cambodian government's disenfranchisement of millions of its citizens undermines fundamental principles of democracy and rule of law, and endangers Cambodia's economic prosperity and international standing.

Noviembre 16, 2017
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met Wednesday with the Chief Executive Officer for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, to discuss USAID's civilian assistance programs in Afghanistan, and the on-going implementation of the Administration's broader South Asia strategy. Administrator Green reaffirmed USAID's partnership with the people of Afghanistan to invest in their secure and prosperous future.

Noviembre 14, 2017
Remarks

Today, I'm announcing that we are expanding the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation from its initial pilot roster of four countries to 20, and we're especially excited because we believe that the new Alliance focus countries, including Argentina, Brazil, and Sri Lanka -- they represent some of the most exciting opportunities and some of the most important emerging export markets worldwide.

This is good for business, but we believe it's just as good for development. Nothing attacks poverty, nothing lifts lives, nothing pushes back against hopelessness and despair, nothing better than inclusive economic growth. So, I hope the crux of my message is clear. The future of international development is enterprise-driven, and we at USAID, working with all of you, we will embrace it.

Noviembre 13, 2017
Remarks

It's great to be here in Senator Coons' state, and constituency, and I've got to tell you, I feel blessed to be here. Senator Coons is a huge supporter of the work that we do at the USAID and also, quite frankly, he's a just great friend. We share a lot of values, and we share a passion for lifting lives and building communities. And there are very few people in Washington D.C. who are doing more for the cause than Senator Chris Coons.

Noviembre 13, 2017

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program announced $18.4 million in support of 18 new grantees. The grantee organizations -- the majority of which are new USAID partners -- span seven sectors and nine different countries, from Brazil to Zambia.

Noviembre 13, 2017
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will address the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Corporate Citizenship Conference on November 14 at 9:30 a.m.

Noviembre 9, 2017
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Wilmington, Delaware on November 13 to participate in the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Conference Closing Session entitled "America's Role in the World: Why Leading Globally Matters Locally" with Senator Chris Coons.

Noviembre 6, 2017
Remarks

First, a little bit about USAID - I have a cool job. I get to lead the world's premiere development agency. And that is really what USAID is. Launched 56 years ago essentially by John F. Kennedy. But in truth goes back even further to the Marshall Plan. Working in over 100 countries, including some of the most difficult, dangerous places in the world.

We are an expression of American compassion and we are a projection of American values. Much of our work falls into one of three streams. First, we provide humanitarian assistance. We respond to disasters. In fact, most Americans don't realize it, but America is far and away the largest provider of humanitarian assistance in the world. And numbers two and three combined don't approach what the generosity of American taxpayer means for so many in need.

Noviembre 2, 2017
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 6 to participate in Milwaukee Startup Week, as part of the Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

Noviembre 1, 2017
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Food Security and Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future Dr. Beth Dunford, will travel to Florence, Italy November 1-3 and Milan, Italy November 4-5. 

Noviembre 1, 2017

As former foreign policy and defense leaders have often said, and as was cited in the opening remarks, in a world as complex as ours, with our national security under greater threat than perhaps ever before, we need to be able to deploy the entirety of our statecraft toolbox.  This must include our most sophisticated development and humanitarian tools.  At USAID we embrace this mission. 

Octubre 31, 2017

This week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Iraq issued a call for expressions of interest for USAID to fund activities that assist in the voluntary return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Ninewa Plains and Western Ninewa areas of Iraq, and to encourage those who are already in their communities to remain. Ambassador Douglas Silliman stated, "This initiative will allow the U.S. government to work hand-in-hand with organizations and private companies to help communities persecuted and displaced by violence to build a stronger future." 

Octubre 27, 2017
Readout

Continuing his visit to Mexico City today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa, Mexico's National Coordinator for Civil Protection. They discussed the recent earthquakes in Mexico, and Administrator Green expressed condolences for those who lost homes and loved ones as a result of these devastating natural disasters

Pages

Last updated: January 20, 2018

Share This Page

Subscribe to Press Releases