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COVID-19: Learn how USAID is responding to the coronavirus.

Maret 6, 2020

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $10 million in humanitarian assistance to support regional operations to control desert locusts in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Republic of Kenya, and the Federal Republic of Somalia. This announcement brings the U.S. Government's humanitarian response to the infestation of locusts to a total of $19 million. By helping to reduce the size of the swarms, this aid is expected to have a positive impact on affected communities throughout the Horn of Africa.

Maret 3, 2020

Today in Turkey, the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Kelly Craft, announced $108 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Syria in response to the ongoing crisis caused by Assad regime, Russian, and Iranian forces. This includes nearly $56 million from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $52 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It brings the total U.S. humanitarian response to more than $10.6 billion since the start of the Syria crisis. The United States remains the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance - both in Syria and around the world. This assistance is a component of our National Security Strategy to prioritize the reduction of human suffering. We appreciate all donors who have stepped up and continue to encourage both traditional and new donors to increase their efforts to help meet growing needs.

Maret 2, 2020

The U.S. Government announced today a commitment of $37 million in financing from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for 25 countries affected by novel coronavirus COVID-19 or at high risk of its spread. The U.S. Government is providing these funds to the World Health Organization, other multilateral institutions, and programs led by USAID's implementing partners. These are the first U.S. Government funds committed from the pledge of up to $100 million announced by the U.S. Department of State on February 7, 2020. Because an infectious-disease threat anywhere can be a threat everywhere, we call on other donors to contribute to the effort to combat COVID-19 as well.

Februari 19, 2020

In response to the outbreak of desert locusts in East Africa, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will be providing $8 million in humanitarian assistance to support regional operations to control locusts in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Republic of Kenya, and the Federal Republic of Somalia.

Februari 18, 2020
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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited the Republic of Tunisia from February 16-18, 2020. His visit was part of a joint trip focused on USAID's investments in Libya and Tunisia. During his travel to Tunisia, Administrator Green met with Tunisian and Libyan civil-society representatives to discuss the current challenges and opportunities that face their respective countries. The discussion with Tunisian civil-society representatives revolved around how the country was able to channel the energy of youth protests and activism into the constitutional and democratic process, and what lessons USAID can glean to help support similar activists in other parts of the world. The discussion with Libyan civil-society representatives focused on the challenges that face women, youth, and indigenous populations and their efforts to promote a more democratic and inclusive society. Administrator Green also met with the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, the Honorable Richard Norland, to discuss USAID's work to support communities throughout Libya and Libyan partners.

Februari 17, 2020
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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green attended the Munich Security Conference (MSC) from February 14-16, 2020. At MSC, the Administrator participated in a number of panel and roundtable discussions

Februari 17, 2020
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks on Tunisia's Youth in Kairouan, Tunisia

Februari 14, 2020
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USAID Administrator Mark Green made remarks at Bayerischer Hof at the Munich Security Conference in Germany

Februari 13, 2020
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Tunisia from February 13-18, 2020.

Februari 12, 2020
Remarks

So to be clear, women's economic empowerment has long been a part of USAID's work. What W-GDP brings to the mission is new energy and a new comprehensive approach, an approach involving every part of the Executive Branch, from office to agency, from missions in the field to the Oval Office itself. It's bringing new resources, new analytic metrics, and a laser-sharp focus on the barriers that prevent women from having their place at the economic table.

Februari 10, 2020
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Thank you all for joining us today for the rollout of the President's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for both the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. I'll just quickly turn this over to the Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun and USAID Administrator Mark Green for opening remarks.  At the conclusion, we'll have a few subject matter experts at the podium to take a few of your questions.

Februari 10, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that the U.S. Government will commit $1.16 billion over Fiscal Years 2020-2023 to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, subject to Congressional appropriations. This includes $290 million in the Fiscal Year 2021 President's Budget, released today.

Februari 10, 2020

Today, President Trump released his Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, which includes $41 billion for the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Budget Request proposes $19.6 billion in funds USAID fully or partially manages to support the President's commitment to serve the needs of American citizens, ensure their safety, promote their prosperity, preserve their rights, and defend their values, as outlined in the National Security Strategy. USAID will use resources in this Budget Request to reduce the reach of conflict, support women's economic empowerment, prevent the spread of infectious disease, and counteract the drivers of violence, instability, and other security threats.

Februari 7, 2020
Media Advisory

USAID National Security Advisor Eddy Acevedo, Senior Advisor Neilesh Shelat, and Special Advisor on Religious Pluralism in the Middle East Samah Norquist are visiting Jordan February 9-10 to advance USAID’s bilateral cooperation with Jordan and its work to support religious and ethnic minorities in the country.

Februari 7, 2020

The outbreak of measles in Venezuela is now under control, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). When measles returned to Venezuela unexpectedly, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contributed nearly $3.4 million to PAHO, including to vaccinate nine million Venezuelan children against the deadly disease, which saved the lives of people affected by the ongoing, regime-driven political and economic crisis in the country.

Februari 6, 2020
Readout

On February 6, 2020, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Interim President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Honorable Juan Guaidó, in Washington, D.C. The Administrator reiterated the commitment of the United States and USAID to supporting the Venezuelan people, Interim President Guaidó, and the democratically elected Venezuelan National Assembly as they continue to fight to return freedom and dignity to their country. Administrator Green expressed his admiration for the courage and leadership shown by the Interim President and his fellow members of the National Assembly in the face of constant threats and harassment. The Administrator and the Interim President agreed to work together to combat disinformation by the illegitimate Maduro regime, which continues to attempt to mischaracterize U.S. support for the Venezuelan people.

Februari 6, 2020
Press Release

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, the Honorable Edi Rama, on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Februari 6, 2020
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Deputy Administrator Glick met with the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina to discuss USAID's support for the nation's Journey to Self-Reliance and the importance of addressing the critical challenge of human trafficking in the country.  She emphasized the need to support key reform efforts to attract foreign investment.

Februari 5, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that Shawn K. Baker is joining the Agency as its first-ever Chief Nutritionist. In this new position, Mr. Baker will guide USAID's efforts and engagement with partners to address malnutrition in developing countries.

Februari 4, 2020
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Through DIV, USAID funds promising ideas, and pilots, and tests their effectiveness, scales up those ideas that show widespread impact and promise. It allows us to take calculated risks, quickly in projects that fail to pan out, and provide additional resources for those that do.

It's how we've institutionalized the experimental approach to development that is at the heart of Dr. Kremer's vision. And it's led to breakthroughs and innovations at a fraction of the usual cost. In fact, over a five-year period, just a few successful investments generated a higher return than USAID’s entire DIV budget. And when taken as a whole, DIV's overall portfolio of investments returned more than $5 for every $1 spent. He continues to play an integral role in the USAID, where he still serves, as you heard, as DIV's scientific director.

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Last updated: August 07, 2020

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