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October 8, 2021

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bihar Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change jointly launched a new forest monitoring tool, which will use satellite images and geo-analytics to improve forest monitoring, planning, and management.

October 4, 2021

The USAID Project Development Specialist is responsible for supporting USAID/India’s technical offices to plan, coordinate, and manage the design process of projects and activities from concept to approval. The Incumbent ensures new designs align with USAID's policies and strategies as well as the Agency's reform initiatives. Responsibilities include planning for and assisting with new designs and amendments to existing projects/activities. Additionally, the incumbent supports cross-cutting programs such as ensuring that inclusive development is integrated across the portfolio.

October 1, 2021

So, the Biden-Harris Administration is pursuing a comprehensive plan to promote women's economic empowerment, help end gender-based violence, and tackle other inequalities. And so, what I'm here to announce today is the launch of the U.S.-India Alliance for Women's Economic Empowerment, along with the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum and George Washington University. So, we are in this together. This is a new public-private partnership. It'll bring together U.S. and Indian businesses, philanthropies, academic institutions, and civil society. The goal is to support, again, women entrepreneurs, job access, career building, mentorship and so forth.

October 1, 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.

DFC and USAID Launches USD $55 Million Loan Financing Program
September 23, 2021

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that they are jointly sponsoring a $55 million (approximately 400 crores in Indian rupees) credit guarantee to address the economic impact of COVID-19 by supporting loans to farmer producer organizations, ag-tech companies, and companies engaged in clean energy solutions for the agriculture sector.  The initiative will introduce and support clean technologies for smallholder farmers, particularly women, that improve market linkages and increase incomes while having a positive impact on the environment.


Last updated: August 04, 2021

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