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June 20, 2016

We are facing unprecedented challenges as record numbers of people flee their homes due to conflict, hunger, and persecution around the world. On World Refugee Day, we renew our commitment to support refugees and their families in their search for safety, dignity, and opportunity.  And I am proud to count among the talented men and women of USAID those who have themselves been refugees.

June 18, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced a Legacy Fellowship program at a ceremony honoring Anita Datar and other fallen staff of USAID's Implementing Partners. In partnership with Palladium, USAID will host the inaugural Legacy Fellows as a tribute to Anita Datar who tragically died in the line of duty while furthering the work of Palladium and USAID's mission in Mali in November 2015.

June 17, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Thomas O. Melia will travel to Georgia June 20-22, 2016 for the annual U.S.- Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission's Democracy Working Group.

June 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced during her meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman several new programs designed in partnership with the Government of Ukraine to further energy sector and judicial reforms in Ukraine.

June 14, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean Marcela Escobari will make her first official visit as a USAID representative when she travels to Colombia on June 14-19. She will attend the World Economic Forum Latin America in Medellin, Antioquia.  

June 10, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith will participate in a development policy roundtable discussion at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition's (USGLC)  2016 State Leaders Summit.

June 10, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Eric Postel will travel to Atlanta, Ga., Brussels and Cairo June 12 - 21, 2016.

June 9, 2016

This Friday, June 10, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith will accept the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) International Award for Public Service at the University's Tenth Anniversary Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

June 3, 2016

Today, Tunisia signed a loan guarantee agreement with the United States that will allow Tunisia to access up to $500 million in affordable financing from international capital markets, delivering on President Obama's discussions with Tunisian President Caid Essebsi in May 2015.  The loan guarantee underscores the United States' enduring commitment to the people of Tunisia and their democratic transition.  It is designed to support Tunisia as it pursues important economic reforms that will provide the foundation for growth and prosperity, while also furthering Tunisia's ability to access global capital markets.

June 2, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith announced at USAID's first-ever Ag Innovation Investment Summit this week the launch of two new open competitions for entrepreneurs with promising, innovative solutions to food insecurity in Latin America, the Caribbean and Zambia. Winners of the competitions will receive funding and mentoring from the U.S. Government's Feed the Future initiative to pilot, market and scale their proven solutions to benefit smallholder farmers in developing countries. Feed the Future will invest up to $5.75 million through these two competitions.

May 31, 2016

On June 2, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host a showcase for the 16 prize winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge during which winners will demonstrate brief overviews of their contributions to combat wildlife crime.

May 27, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners will host their first Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit from June 1- 2 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will connect investors with innovators to accelerate game-changing technologies that can help smallholder farmers improve their productivity and competitiveness, in line with the goals of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future.

May 25, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Romanian Foreign Ministry signed an agreement today to work together to strengthen rule of law, anti-corruption, agriculture, and energy independence in other European and Eurasian countries.  The agreement will also promote greater U.S.-Romanian development cooperation around democracy, local governance, civil society and media independence, health, education and regional integration with the European Union.

May 19, 2016

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith will deliver remarks to the graduating class of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

May 13, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development announced nearly $128 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in fifty years.

May 12, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Thomas O. Melia will travel to Albania, Montenegro,Serbia, and Kosovo May 14 - 24, 2016.

May 11, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development has halted several humanitarian aid activities in Turkey based on information provided by USAID’s Office of Inspector General about fraud in humanitarian aid for Syrians. USAID has also suspended individuals and vendors from receiving USAID funding.

May 2, 2016
Carrie Stokes Honored for Turning Data into Decisions

The U.S. Agency for International Development's Chief Geographer and Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab's GeoCenter, Carrie Stokes, is a finalist for the 2016 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals for achievements in international affairs. Stokes was selected for her advocacy, leadership, and action to promote the use of spatial analysis and geographic information systems (GIS) in U.S. international development and humanitarian efforts.

April 29, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce that it earned an "A" grade on the Federal government's small business scorecard for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. The Agency has now earned an "A" grade or better for each of the past three fiscal years. USAID prioritizes early engagement with the smallbusiness community to increase innovation and provide new approaches to accomplishing development objectives.

April 26, 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith will make her first visit to Asia when she travels to China and Burma this week. Administrator Smith will lead the U.S. delegation to Beijing, China for a development dialogue between the United States and China on April 28, 2016. Administrator Smith and the U.S. delegation will engage in a conversation with the Chinese on opportunities to work together on development projects in third countries in areas of mutual interest. Discussions will focus on priorities outlined in the development cooperation memorandum signed in 2015 between the United States and China.

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