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October 14, 2019

I congratulate my friend and colleague, Dr. Michael Kremer, for receiving the Nobel Prize in Economics for 2019.

October 11, 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development congratulates the Prime Minister of The Federal Republic of Ethiopia, The Honorable Abiy Ahmed, on being this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

October 11, 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Incubator, which will help expand and strengthen how USAID works with new and underutilized partners.

October 11, 2019
Remarks

The assistance that USAID provides to people across the world is, it's an expression of American Compassion. But, it's also a reflection of our history and our values. We know that the free exercise of religion is what brought the first pilgrims to our shores. Ronald Reagan often spoke of his belief that America should be a shining city on a hill. An example of liberty for the rest of the world. Of course, he was borrowing from one of those same pilgrims, John Winthrop, who was in turn borrowing from the Gospel according to Matthew. USAID works on religious liberty because we firmly believe that it's not merely an American value, but a universal one. Simply put: Billions of souls all around the world feel strongly that their spiritual beliefs give purpose and meaning to their lives and protecting each other's right to worship. That's really protecting each other's humanity.

October 11, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to attend the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium and related events from October 15-16, 2019. Dr. Beth Dunford, USAID's Assistant to the Administrator for Food Security and the Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future, will accompany him.

October 11, 2019

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrates the International Day of the Girl. We know today's girls are tomorrow's leaders who will help create a more peaceful and prosperous world. Wherever USAID works, we are committed to helping girls realize their full potential and be empowered, capable leaders for future generations.

October 10, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will deliver remarks at the Values Voter Summit on Friday, October 11, 2019.

October 8, 2019
Remarks

We are here to witness the signing of the Development Objective Agreement, or the DOAG, between USAID and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. 

October 7, 2019
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and the Honorable Carlos Vecchio, the Ambassador of Venezuela to the United States, will sign a Development Objective Agreement on Tuesday, October 8. The signing of this bilateral agreement represents a key milestone between the two countries; it is the first step in formalizing USAID development support that will help the legitimate Government of Venezuela lead the country forward.

October 4, 2019

[As Prepared]

We all know that the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is inextricably linked to the illegitimate Maduro regime. The political crisis in Venezuela has caused the humanitarian crisis. As you know, the Trump Administration continues to make alleviating the plight of Venezuelans a top priority. The world must continue to elevate what is happening so that we can help Venezuelans who suffer under this man-made, regime-driven disaster.

October 4, 2019

On October 1, 2019, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released the second iteration of the Journey to Self-Reliance Country Roadmaps on its public portal. The Country Roadmaps serve as USAID’s visualization tool for assessing self-reliance in a given country, based on 17 third-party, publicly available metrics that capture the concepts of Commitment and Capacity.

October 3, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the first tranche of recipients under USAID's New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) today during his remarks at the Accord Network's Annual Forum. The organizations will carry out programs that improve global health outcomes in USAID's partner countries, and assist populations in the Republic of Iraq that are recovering from the genocide perpetrated by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

October 2, 2019
Remarks

So, when I came to USAID that very first day that I walked in the Reagan Building, I said a couple of things. First off, I believe the purpose of foreign assistance must be ending its very need to exist. Recognizing that there are a few places where countries have advanced to the point where they should be taking things on themselves and a whole bunch of places where that's a lot further ways off. But where we find people - families, communities, and leaders - who are willing to do the difficult things to get themselves towards self-reliance, I believe as a nation - a country founded around values - we should walk with them along the way. And that really is the whole notion of the journey to self-reliance: walking with good people who are trying to do the right thing for their communities, their families, and their country.

October 2, 2019

On October 2, 2019, Diana Putman, a Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that the U.S. Government is providing nearly $257 million in additional humanitarian assistance in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 to help the people of the Federal Republic of Somalia. The United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance in Somalia, and this latest announcement brings the total contributed by the American people in FY 2019 for Somalia to nearly $498 million.

October 1, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to North Carolina to deliver remarks to the Accord Network Forum at the Ridgecrest Conference Center on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. 

October 1, 2019
Readout

On September 30, 2019, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met in Washington, D.C., with David Gressly, Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator (EERC) for the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

October 1, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced today that the United States is providing $7.5 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help people in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian, which brings the U.S. Government's total funding for this response to nearly $34 million.

October 1, 2019

On September 30, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator Chris Maloney signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Director-General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of Korea, Oh Hyunjoo, to strengthen the global partnership in development between the two countries. Building on the long-standing and deep friendship between the United States and the Republic of Korea, this MOU showcases democratic, shared values, and a commitment to supporting governments, civil society, and the private sector in partner countries on their Journeys to Self-Reliance.

September 29, 2019

Every year on October 1, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to join partners around the world in celebrating International Coffee Day. The production of coffee is a vital source of income for 12.5 million farmers in developing countries, many of whom struggle with poverty and hunger daily.

September 27, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick traveled to New York for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to meet with a variety of private-sector and government leaders from September 22 to September 28, 2019.

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Last updated: October 15, 2019

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