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August 27, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015, New Delhi – Ambassador Jonathan Addleton was sworn in today as the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director to India.  Addleton assumes leadership as USAID partners with India to foster in-country sustainability and ownership, with a focus on health, urban water and sanitation, food security, clean energy, early grade reading, and women’s empowerment.  USAID is also partnering with India in triangular assistance cooperation aimed at addressing development challenges in third countries.

“These are exciting times to be working in India and I believe USAID could not have found a more capable leader than Ambassador Addleton.  His longstanding interest in global affairs provides him with the passion to deliver and achieve USAID’s objectives” said U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma at the swearing in ceremony.

July 31, 2014

Science and technology cooperation between the United States and India strengthens our bilateral relationship, promotes economic growth, and allows us to develop new and innovative technologies and products to address shared challenges. The United States and India believe that science, technology, and innovation are key tools that will help us address global challenges such as climate change, health, education, food, water, and energy security.

Administrator Rajiv Shah at the Acting on the Call conference
June 25, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the Agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015—refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives

June 16, 2014

U.S. Chargé d'Affaires, ad interim, Michael Pelletier, and Consul General in Kolkata, Ms. Helen LaFave, commended the important work our two countries are doing to help farmers in Bihar improve agriculture productivity and cope with climate stresses. On their visit today to one of the projects supported by the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in Bihar, they underscored that the U.S.-India partnership is based on the joint commitment to improve agriculture productivity and climate resilience, and increase farm profits. 

May 12, 2014

The United States and India launched the program “Partnerships Beyond Borders” to promote HIV/AIDS best practices and innovations between Indian and African companies. 

April 8, 2014

 The United States,  through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is supporting recovery activities for vulnerable Cyclone Phailin-affected communities by providing $3.4 million to non-governmental organizations.


Last updated: August 28, 2015

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