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November 21, 2017
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to India from November 28 to December 1.  He will participate in the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), a preeminent business gathering that welcomes over 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of innovation from 150 countries.  USAID's Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator and Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Michelle Bekkering will accompany him to GES.  Administrator Green will also visit several USAID programs, and meet with senior officials of the Government of India (GOI).  

November 17, 2017

The U.S. Agency for International Development expresses its gravest concern at the decision of the Supreme Court of Cambodia to dissolve the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).  The action is politically motivated, and represents a deliberate attempt by the Government of Cambodia to deny Cambodia's second largest party - which received 44 percent of the vote in the June 2017 commune elections - the right to participate in the country's 2018 National Elections.  The Cambodian government's disenfranchisement of millions of its citizens undermines fundamental principles of democracy and rule of law, and endangers Cambodia's economic prosperity and international standing.

November 16, 2017
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met Wednesday with the Chief Executive Officer for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, to discuss USAID's civilian assistance programs in Afghanistan, and the on-going implementation of the Administration's broader South Asia strategy. Administrator Green reaffirmed USAID's partnership with the people of Afghanistan to invest in their secure and prosperous future.

November 14, 2017
Remarks

Today, I'm announcing that we are expanding the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation from its initial pilot roster of four countries to 20, and we're especially excited because we believe that the new Alliance focus countries, including Argentina, Brazil, and Sri Lanka -- they represent some of the most exciting opportunities and some of the most important emerging export markets worldwide.

This is good for business, but we believe it's just as good for development. Nothing attacks poverty, nothing lifts lives, nothing pushes back against hopelessness and despair, nothing better than inclusive economic growth. So, I hope the crux of my message is clear. The future of international development is enterprise-driven, and we at USAID, working with all of you, we will embrace it.

November 13, 2017
Remarks

It's great to be here in Senator Coons' state, and constituency, and I've got to tell you, I feel blessed to be here. Senator Coons is a huge supporter of the work that we do at the USAID and also, quite frankly, he's a just great friend. We share a lot of values, and we share a passion for lifting lives and building communities. And there are very few people in Washington D.C. who are doing more for the cause than Senator Chris Coons.

November 13, 2017

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program announced $18.4 million in support of 18 new grantees. The grantee organizations -- the majority of which are new USAID partners -- span seven sectors and nine different countries, from Brazil to Zambia.

November 13, 2017
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will address the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Corporate Citizenship Conference on November 14 at 9:30 a.m.

November 9, 2017
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Wilmington, Delaware on November 13 to participate in the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Conference Closing Session entitled "America's Role in the World: Why Leading Globally Matters Locally" with Senator Chris Coons.

November 6, 2017
Remarks

First, a little bit about USAID - I have a cool job. I get to lead the world's premiere development agency. And that is really what USAID is. Launched 56 years ago essentially by John F. Kennedy. But in truth goes back even further to the Marshall Plan. Working in over 100 countries, including some of the most difficult, dangerous places in the world.

We are an expression of American compassion and we are a projection of American values. Much of our work falls into one of three streams. First, we provide humanitarian assistance. We respond to disasters. In fact, most Americans don't realize it, but America is far and away the largest provider of humanitarian assistance in the world. And numbers two and three combined don't approach what the generosity of American taxpayer means for so many in need.

November 2, 2017
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 6 to participate in Milwaukee Startup Week, as part of the Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

November 1, 2017
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Food Security and Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future Dr. Beth Dunford, will travel to Florence, Italy November 1-3 and Milan, Italy November 4-5. 

November 1, 2017

As former foreign policy and defense leaders have often said, and as was cited in the opening remarks, in a world as complex as ours, with our national security under greater threat than perhaps ever before, we need to be able to deploy the entirety of our statecraft toolbox.  This must include our most sophisticated development and humanitarian tools.  At USAID we embrace this mission. 

October 31, 2017

This week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Iraq issued a call for expressions of interest for USAID to fund activities that assist in the voluntary return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Ninewa Plains and Western Ninewa areas of Iraq, and to encourage those who are already in their communities to remain. Ambassador Douglas Silliman stated, "This initiative will allow the U.S. government to work hand-in-hand with organizations and private companies to help communities persecuted and displaced by violence to build a stronger future." 

October 27, 2017
Readout

Continuing his visit to Mexico City today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa, Mexico's National Coordinator for Civil Protection. They discussed the recent earthquakes in Mexico, and Administrator Green expressed condolences for those who lost homes and loved ones as a result of these devastating natural disasters

October 27, 2017
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor Thomas H. Staal will travel to Saudi Arabia October 27-30; to Germany October 31-November 1; and to Italy November 3-5.

October 27, 2017
Media Advisory

Acting Deputy Administrator Wade Warren will travel to Paris October 30-31 to lead the U.S. Delegation to the High-Level Meeting of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

October 26, 2017
Readout

 
The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey:

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Ambassador Agustin García-López, Executive Director of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID). Administrator Green offered his condolences for the lives lost in Mexico's two recent earthquakes and expressed the solidarity of the United States with the people of Mexico. He underscored the strength of the United States' partnership with its neighbor.

October 26, 2017
Two countries will work together with Central American governments to improve trade, increase transparency, grow prosperity

 
Today, United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green met with officials from the Government of Mexico to deepen the U.S.-Mexico commitment to advance prosperity in Central America. Over the next six months, the two governments will conduct several projects with the Governments of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala -- known collectively as the Northern Triangle -- to facilitate trade; increase effective governance; and grow prosperity, thereby helping to address the root drivers of insecurity and migration.

October 26, 2017
Remarks

So in terms of what my vision is, I have said since the first day that I was nominated, that I believe very simply that the purpose of foreign assistance must be to end the need for its existence. And what I mean by that is, that wherever we are in the world, particularly in a place like where we are here in Mexico City, and working with Mexican citizens, our job is to go with them on a development journey. Our job is to help our friends who are willing, take on those issues, take on those reforms that help them to be not only self-reliant, but to have a piece of that bright future that we believe human beings everywhere are entitled to have.

October 25, 2017

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will advance off-grid energy solutions in sub-Saharan Africa through several new awards announced today at the Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa Conference in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The awards provide capital to companies engaged in household solar-systems and micro-grids to expand operations, scale innovations, test new business models, and finance new rural-electrification connections to millions of people. The USAID Scaling Off-Grid Energy (SOGE) Grand Challenge for Development and Power Africa issue the awards for household solar systems. The awards will reach an estimated 4.5 million beneficiaries and leverage up to $200 million in private capital. The micro-grid awards are funded by USAID's Development Innovation Ventures program and Power Africa.

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