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November 16, 2018
Interview

No country can be self-reliant. No country can be -- can have sustainable growth if it doesn't have an educated workforce, if it doesn't have educated mothers who can make those right choices for their families, so it really is the key to everything else that we do.

November 16, 2018

On Wednesday, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green met with Slovak Republic Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák to sign two memorandums of understanding (MOU) to strengthen local governance in Moldova and explore future strategic opportunities for collaboration. Through the two MOUs, the Slovak Republic will contribute $300,000 to a USAID project designed to boost the quality of services provided by local government representatives to Moldovan citizens. The MOUs will also formalize the development partnership between USAID and the Slovak Foreign Ministry.

November 15, 2018
Council on Foreign Relations Washington, D.C.

Well first, I think a lot of it does come out of the READ Act and the great work that Congresswoman Nita Lowey has been doing over the years to really raise the profile of international education and the role that we, the U.S. government and the American people, can play in that.  Also, I think Senator Rubio has been very strong in pushing it forward. So, we've had great champions who have really brought us to this point. A number of things are new. First off, the USG strategy on international education really takes in every aspect of the U.S. government -- it's across the administration.  USAID is designated as the lead, and Julie is designated as the senior coordinator and has a single-minded focus on making this a reality. So, that approach, that commitment, I think, is new

November 15, 2018

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new education policy to guide the Agency's investments in international education. This new policy will focus resources on programs that produce measurable learning outcomes for students.

November 14, 2018
USAID and partners award $450,000 to top digital solutions to combat an invasive agricultural pest in Africa

The U.S. Agency for International Development, Land O'Lakes International Development, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research announced the six winners of the Feed the Future Fall Armyworm Tech Prize at the AfricaCom conference in South Africa today.

November 14, 2018
Media Advisory

On Thursday, November 15, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will participate in a discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Administrator will highlight the new U.S. Government Strategy on International Basic Education, the new USAID Education Policy, and the linkage between investments in international education and U.S. foreign-policy priorities.

November 14, 2018
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 Beth Dunford will travel to the Netherlands November 14-15 to join the Board of the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, and 600 CEOs, ministers, financiers, NGOs, and other experts to commemorate the 10th anniversary of IDH.

November 9, 2018

It is especially fitting that we're signing this MOU in what's known as the Point IV Room. We trace our agency's roots back to the Marshall Plan and its placement in President Truman's 1949 Inaugural Address, the fourth point in his vision for American leadership. That fourth point called for, and I'm quoting, a "bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of underdeveloped nations."

That sounds like a pretty good description of the new partnership that we're launching today between USAID - global leader in food security - and Corteva - one of America's great agribusinesses and most innovative businesses overall. Together, we'll help both tackle global hunger and create new markets for American businesses. Our collaboration will help ensure that developing countries will have better access to America's greatest agricultural innovations and technologies. Innovations like advanced seeds and better harvest storage. American businesses will have more predictable, profitable access to new and growing markets for their products and services.

November 9, 2018

I think our Administrator, Ambassador Mark Green, had made a trip to Northern Iraq back in early July and realized that we needed really to change the approach that we were taking there. That given that they were victims of genocide and the ordinary program really wasn't the right response, and recognized that we needed to work much more closely with the communities. It wasn't good enough to do things for these communities; we needed to do it with them. So, following that trip, sent me to be a senior person to serve as his eyes and ears on the ground and work directly with the organizations on the ground in these towns as well as the -- many of their supporters in the faith based community.

November 9, 2018

I'm sometimes asked why the Trump Administration is devoting so much time and resources to this cause. And it's actually not fairly complicated. First, we have the unwavering support for religious freedom. And not only is that freedom part of our national character and our national DNA, but we believe that it is an essential attribute of any country that seeks to be free and democratic and just. Second, in the case of northern Iraq, we see our assistance for religious and ethnic minorities as inseparable from the broader mission of destroying ISIS once and for all. We must not only defeat them on the battlefield, we must not only root them out from the dark holes in which they may try to hide, but we must revive that which they tried to steal, that special mosaic of faith traditions and ethnic communities in Iraq. That mosaic was, itself, a target in ISIS' evil invasion.

November 7, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to announce the completion of the environmental remediation of dioxin (Agent Orange) at Danang Airport. This achievement marks the end of the final phase of a historic, six-year, $110-million project between the United States and Vietnam.

November 7, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and Corteva Agriscience Future Chief Executive Officer Jim Collins will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to expand collaboration between USAID and Corteva Agriscience in support of the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, on November 9, 2018.

November 1, 2018

So, it's great to see all of you. It's great to see all of you. So, over these last several days, I've been reminded over and over again of just how much it is that we have accomplished over this last year. Simply put, this is not the same Agency it was a year ago. Here's some of what we have just done in this last year. We've officially launched our country roadmaps that will help guide how we prioritize investments, craft our strategies, and shape our conversations with partners. We've begun to make better use of our partnership and procurement tools in ways that will boost innovation and enterprise-driven development.

October 27, 2018

On this International Religious Freedom Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) reaffirms that freedom of worship, religious diversity, and respect for the dignity of all people, regardless of their faith, lie at the core of any nation that is citizen-centered and citizen-responsive. In too many regions of the world, religious liberty is under threat, as minority and other groups face persecution because of their beliefs. USAID is committed to the principles of pluralism, human dignity, and religious freedom.

October 25, 2018

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded and obligated its largest-amount ever directly to U.S.-based small businesses: Approximately $685.6 million of a total portfolio of $4.8 billion in prime contracts. This translates to approximately 14.02 percent of prime awards, which significantly exceeds USAID’s FY 2018 Small Business (Prime Awards) Goal of 12 percent, and represents a 34-percent increase since FY 2015. The previous record-setting year was FY 2017, when the Agency awarded $634 million to small businesses, or 13.18 percent of a total of $4.8 billion obligated in prime contracts. USAID’s contracts with U.S. small businesses reflect relationships with a diverse array of capable small disadvantaged companies; firms owned by women and service-disabled veterans; and those located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones, or HUBZones.

October 22, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) congratulates this year’s World Food Prize winners, Drs. Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro, our long-time partners whose efforts over the last several decades helped put nutrition at the top of the global development agenda. 

October 19, 2018
Remarks

Since the day that President Trump gave me the honor of serving as his leader for the U.S. Agency for International Development, I have argued that the purpose of foreign assistance must be ending its very need to exist. And what I mean is, if leaders are willing to take on the reforms and policies necessary for their own journey to self-reliance then, as a country that has reaped freedom's blessings, we would walk with them along the way. We must help them lead their own future.

October 19, 2018
Readout

On Thursday, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green and U.S. Ambassador Steve King met with Czech Republic Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek in Prague, the minister's first meeting with U.S. officials since taking office earlier this week.

Avansa Agrikultura
October 18, 2018

Agrikultores iha Timor-Leste iha ona mudansa ba halo koneksaun ho merkadu no obrigado ba programa subvensaun husi Ajénsia Estadus Unidus ba Dezenvolvimentu Internasionál (USAID) nia projetu Avansa Agrikultura ne’ebé mak ajuda koletór modo presiza iha armazena malirin no karreta hodi tula no lori produtu.  

October 18, 2018
RFE/RL Studio, Prague, Czech Republic

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Ksenia Sokolanskaya interviews Administrator Mark Green in Prague, Czech Republic.

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