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13-10-2021

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced an additional $11.3 million in assistance for Zambia to strengthen democracy and governance and support small and medium sized agribusiness enterprises. In the two months since Zambia’s August 12 presidential election, USAID has programmed approximately $30 million in new U.S. Government funding for the Zambian people.

12-10-2021
Statement

Today, Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman, U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, and I convened an urgent High-Level Ministerial on northern Ethiopia—where millions of civilians are currently experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. This High-Level Ministerial of G7 nations and other major donor countries to the humanitarian response included senior representatives from Canada, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, as well as the United States.

12-10-2021

The United States is airlifting relief supplies and providing more than $26 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help people affected by the ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia. The U.S. is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia, providing more than $1 billion throughout the country over the last year, including more than $663 million in humanitarian assistance since the crisis began.

11-10-2021
Statement

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) honors the extraordinary power of girls. As a mother to a nine year-old girl myself, this is a cause that is especially close to my heart. When given equal opportunities and the support they deserve, girls will lead in making our communities and world safer, more prosperous, and more equitable for all. It is a fact that when we invest in girls’ rights and girls’ education, the returns are felt not just in individual households, but in economies as a whole. But our support for girls is about much more than GDP.

08-10-2021
Readout

Administrator Samantha Power traveled to the Dominican Republic October 7-8, to participate in a High-Level Dialogue on Institutional Reform with Dominican President Luis Abinader.

08-10-2021
Statement By Administrator Samantha Power

PMI’s 2021-2026 strategic plan, launched this week, aims to ensure that even the most remote communities at risk for malaria have the lifesaving tools needed so that no child dies of a mosquito bite.

07-10-2021

Today, as part of President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to confronting the climate crisis, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released its Climate Readiness Plan. The Climate Readiness Plan outlines actions USAID will implement across the Agency’s operations management functions and programs to adapt to the effects of the changing climate.

06-10-2021
Statement

I congratulate the Gambian people on their ongoing democratic progress, which has resulted in myself and the other members of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors unanimously approving a four-year, $25 million Threshold Program between MCC and the Government of The Gambia.

06-10-2021

Today, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) released a new five-year strategy, “End Malaria Faster,” which aims to end malaria within a generation, contribute to the global goals of saving more than 4 million lives, and avert 1 billion cases by 2025. PMI, led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has helped save 7.6 million lives and prevent 1.5 billion malaria infections in the last two decades.

05-10-2021

On October 5, the United States Senate voted to confirm Paloma Adams-Allen as USAID’s Deputy Administrator for Management and Resources, a position responsible for assisting in the overall direction of the Agency in its budget, finance, management and institutional policy, operations, and external relations. USAID looks forward to benefiting from her decades of leadership and development expertise to maximize the Agency’s impact and enhance the sustainability of our investments.

05-10-2021

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching an ambitious new project that will work with partner countries and the global community to build better preparedness for future global health threats. Discovery & Exploration of Emerging Pathogens - Viral Zoonoses (DEEP VZN), a five-year, approximately $125 million project (pending availability of funds), will strengthen global capacity to detect and understand the risks of viral spillover from wildlife to humans that could cause another pandemic.

05-10-2021
Media Advisory

On October 7-8, Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Santo Domingo to advance the United States’ partnership with the people and government of the Dominican Republic. The Administrator will lead U.S. participation in a U.S.-Dominican Republic High-Level Dialogue on Institutional Reform and meet with Dominican President Luis Abinader.

04-10-2021
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Mexican Ambassador to the United States Esteban Montezuma to address shared economic, environmental, and migration challenges. During their meeting, Administrator Power and Ambassador Montezuma discussed regional development cooperation.

01-10-2021

Today, Administrator Samantha Power launched the U.S.-India Alliance for Women’s Economic Empowerment during the Fourth Annual Leadership Summit of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). The Alliance, a public-private partnership between USAID, the U.S Department of State, USISPF, and George Washington University, aims to catalyze business, philanthropic, and civil society commitments to advance women’s entrepreneurship and workforce participation in India.

01-10-2021
Statement from Administrator Samantha Power

I condemn in the strongest possible terms the Government of Ethiopia’s expulsion of UN officials from the country. This action is absolutely unacceptable and undermines international efforts to deliver humanitarian assistance to millions of people whose lives depend on it. We call on the Government of Ethiopia to reverse this decision so that this vital work can continue across all the impacted regions in northern Ethiopia.

01-10-2021
Readout

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

On September 30, Administrator Samantha Power met with International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General António Vitorino to discuss urgent humanitarian priorities, including the situations in Afghanistan, Central America, and Haiti.

29-09-2021
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met virtually with CEOs from leading non-governmental organizations, philanthropies, and the private sector to discuss collaborative efforts that will advance shared nutrition goals.

29-09-2021
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with a ministerial delegation from the Government of Jordan, including Minister of Finance Mohamad Al-Ississ, Minister of International Cooperation Nasser Shraideh, and Royal Hashemite Court Economic Advisor Zeina Toukan. The Administrator and the delegation affirmed the strong relationship between the United States and Jordan and continued cooperation on supporting economic growth and reforms, women’s participation in the workforce, and needs of the refugee population in Jordan. Administrator Power and the delegation also discussed the critical water scarcity in Jordan and how USAID can support Jordan in achieving its vision of water security.

29-09-2021

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor Chris Milligan highlighted two new partnerships under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global food security initiative.

29-09-2021
Media Advisory

On October 1, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the United States Department of State in partnership with the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and George Washington University, will announce a new public-private partnership to advance women’s economic empowerment in India during the USISPF 4th Annual Leadership Summit at 10:30 a.m. ET. 

The launch event will include a fireside chat with USAID Administrator Samantha Power and USISPF board member and former U.S. ambassador to India Richard Verma.

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Last updated: December 06, 2021

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