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07-12-2021

At the 2021 Nutrition for Growth Summit, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced that the United States intends to invest up to $11 billion over three years, subject to Congressional appropriations, to combat global malnutrition—the underlying cause of almost half of childhood deaths globally. From 2010 to 2017, the United States invested more than $19 billion dollars in nutrition programs, one of the highest figures of any global donor.

06-12-2021
Readout

Today, Administrator Power met with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and co-founder of the Malala Fund, Malala Yousafzai, to discuss USAID’s support to girls’ education globally. The Administrator and Ms. Yousafzai discussed opportunities for collaboration to advance our shared commitment to gender equity and equality, increase girls’ education, and support the invaluable leadership of girls around the world. They focused on the situation in Afghanistan and how global partners can help protect education access for women and girls to accelerate progress to let Afghan girls learn.

06-12-2021

Today, David Marchick, the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) announced his departure at the end of this month. I want to thank Dave for his outstanding leadership of the DFC throughout this critical year. As the Vice Chair of the DFC Board of Directors and Administrator of USAID, I had the opportunity to work closely with Dave on many priority issues, including combating climate change and COVID-19. Dave came into the DFC at a time when strong, steady and strategic leadership was urgently needed. The DFC was coming through its first year of operations, and he helped create a culture where career officials feel empowered to initiate, drive, and evaluate investments on their merits. He also strengthened the DFC’s relationship with USAID, helped execute deals originated by our shared Mission Transaction Unit, and helped keep international development at the heart of DFC’s mission.

06-12-2021

Today, the White House released the first ever U.S. Strategy on Countering Corruption. The Strategy recognizes that curbing corruption, and related illicit acts, starts with limiting the ability of kleptocrats, corrupt actors, and transnational criminal organizations to use the United States and other destination countries to stash their stolen assets. These commitments, along with the new Treasury Department proposed rulemaking on the real estate sector earlier today, address vulnerabilities in the U.S. financial system that corrupt actors exploit. The Strategy also outlines how the United States is integrating the fight against corruption into our foreign assistance, our multilateral diplomacy, our security partnerships, and our bilateral relationships.

 

06-12-2021
Remarks

We are honored to host today, Administrator Samantha Power of the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID. Throughout her career, she has been an ally and advocate, elevating issues impacting young people all around the world. We are really excited to have her join today's Community of Democracies' Youth Assembly, ahead of the Summit for Democracy later this week. Welcome, Administrator Power.

06-12-2021

Today, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced the foundation of a new whole-of-government effort, the Initiative for Global Vaccine Access (Global VAX), to accelerate global efforts to get COVID-19 shots into arms and enhance international coordination to identify and rapidly overcome access barriers to save lives now, with a priority on scaling up support to countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

06-12-2021
By Janet L. Yellen and Samantha Power

Janet L. Yellen is U.S. treasury secretary. Samantha Power is the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Just a 30-minute drive from the White House is another estate — a six-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion outfitted with a movie theater and a seven-car garage. When the home was purchased in 2010, it wasn’t immediately clear who the new owner was. The purchase, according to a civil forfeiture complaint, was made via private trust.

05-12-2021
Media Advisory

On December 9-10, 2021, President Biden will host a virtual Summit for Democracy, which will bring together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to tackle together the greatest threats democracies face today. The Summit will provide a platform for leaders to make both individual and collective commitments to strengthen democracy, combat corruption, and defend human rights at home and abroad.

03-12-2021
Media Advisory

Administrator Samantha Power is hosting a Summit for Democracy event, “All Hands on Deck: Innovating Together to Combat Transnational Corruption,” to highlight innovations and collaboration to tackle corruption from a wide range of partners and problem-solvers, including civil society, the philanthropic community, businesses, and donor governments. Administrator Power will also announce concrete ways to partner with USAID in tackling transnational corruption during the Summit for Democracy year of action and beyond.

03-12-2021
Statement by USAID Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif

On December 3, the White House released the updated National Action Plan (NAP) to Combat Human Trafficking, an integrated federal response to address this global crime that affects an estimated 25 million people around the world, including adults and children coerced into sex trafficking or forced labor. 

03-12-2021
Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

Today, USAID commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities and joins our partners in recognizing the dignity, achievements, and essential contributions of the world’s one billion persons with disabilities. With an estimated 15 percent of the global population living with some form of disability, USAID has a particularly important role to play in empowering them to be the drivers of development and leaders in tackling the range of challenges our Agency is addressing around the world. 

02-12-2021
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with the Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Bruno Oberle. The two discussed partnership opportunities to advance conservation efforts to address the global crises of biodiversity loss and climate change while ensuring a focus on equity and the promotion of human rights. They also discussed opportunities to strengthen efforts to improve transparency and effective management in the natural resource sector and create enabling environments for climate action.

01-12-2021
Statement

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development commemorates World AIDS Day. For eighteen years, USAID has played a critical role in implementing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has helped save more than 21 million lives, and we are currently supporting life-saving HIV treatment for nearly seven million people around the world. We are committed to ending the global HIV epidemic through equitable and inclusive access to services for all in need.

01-12-2021
Readout

Today, USAID Deputy Administrator for Policy and Programming Isobel Coleman met with United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley. They discussed the urgent humanitarian crises around the world, including in Ethiopia and Afghanistan.

01-12-2021
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman of Econet Global, Special Envoy to the African Union (AU) on COVID-19, and coordinator of the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team. They were joined by Vera Songwe, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Dr. John Nkengasong, the Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and President Biden’s nominee for Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally.

01-12-2021

Today, the United States and Mexico are announcing Sembrando Oportunidades, a new framework for development cooperation to address the root causes of irregular migration from northern Central America. Under this framework, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Mexican Agency for International Development and Cooperation (AMEXCID) plan to coordinate our development resources and expertise to help citizens of northern Central America build prosperous futures in their home communities.

24-11-2021
Statement

November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the beginning of an important global advocacy campaign, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

23-11-2021
Readout

Today, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic (CAR) to discuss the growing humanitarian emergency in CAR. Administrator Power expressed concern with the severe deterioration of the food security situation in the country, where an estimated 2.6 million people—approximately 60 percent of the country’s population—are now experiencing acute food insecurity, and she highlighted the urgent need to remove barriers to reaching populations in need. She raised concerns with the worsening security conditions, as well as reports of grave human rights violations, and expressed the United States’ commitment to supporting inclusive peace in CAR.

23-11-2021
Remarks

Good morning everybody, thank you for gathering. Thank you Karen for your heartfelt introduction which we can always count on. Such a deep relationship with all the people we get to send out into the world. It’s a great pleasure to have the chance to swear in our next Mission Director to Indonesia: proud Michigan State alum, passionate fan of the band Phish, and Detroit Tiger devotee, Jeff Cohen

23-11-2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $8.9 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of the Central African Republic (CAR). The announcement follows Administrator Samantha Power’s call today with Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadéra.

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Last updated: December 07, 2021

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