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October 16, 2020
STATEMENT BY POOJA JHUNJHUNWALA, ACTING SPOKESPERSON

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will travel to the Republics of Finland and Estonia from October 18 to 21, 2020.

October 16, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to announce the award of almost $900 million to American small businesses (SBs) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, the Agency's best performance ever in supporting U.S. entrepreneurs. Expanding investments in U.S. small businesses is a core part of the Agency's continuing efforts to expand and diversify this important partner base.

October 16, 2020
STATEMENT

Today, we celebrate World Food Day-a moment to pause and recognize the ongoing need for action towards ending global poverty, hunger and malnutrition. Just last week, the Nobel Committee recognized the importance of fighting hunger in efforts to build peace. Against the backdrop of a pandemic that threatens to increase global poverty, hunger and malnutrition substantially, the message of this year's World Food Day feels more poignant and urgent than others in recent memory.

October 14, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on coordination around fifth-generation (5G) broadband Internet and training in information and communications technology (ICT). USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai signed the MoU, which will further the goals and objectives of the USAID Digital Strategy and the FCC's 5G FAST Plan, consistent with the National Strategy to Secure 5G.

October 14, 2020

Last night, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new partnership agreement with the global sanitation company LIXIL to extend market-based solutions for sanitation and hygiene to underserved and vulnerable communities around the world.

October 9, 2020

On behalf of all of us at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to the World Food Programme (WFP) and its Executive Director, the Honorable David Beasely, for winning the Nobel Prize for Peace. This well-deserved honor recognizes the WFP's tireless work around the globe to feed those made vulnerable to hunger by conflict and crises.

October 9, 2020
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa visited the Arab Republic of Egypt from October 6 to 8, 2020, to emphasize the commitment of the United States to international religious freedom and inclusive development. Deputy Assistant to the President (DAP) Sarah Makin and USAID Chief Advisor for International Religious Freedom Samah Norquist also joined the Acting Administrator in Egypt.

October 9, 2020
Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa

On October 11, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the world in celebrating the International Day of the Girl. Global prosperity and the Journey to Self-Reliance start with prioritizing and empowering girls so they can thrive and succeed and make a long-lasting positive impact on their own future, as well as on their families, communities, and countries.

October 8, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new program to counter disinformation in the Caucasus. The Georgia Information Integrity Program is a five-year, $7.5 million award, implemented by a consortium of Georgian and international organizations managed by Zinc Network, Limited.  Designed to help Georgians build societal resilience against disinformation, the program will play a significant role in the implementation of USAID's  Development Framework for Countering Malign Kremlin Influence(CMKI) and marks the Agency's first long-term, stand-alone program devoted exclusively to addressing the threat of disinformation. 

October 7, 2020

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced 16 new awards through its Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) to test and scale breakthrough solutions to the world's most intractable development challenges. The successful organizations, many of which are new to working with USAID, span six sectors and nine countries.

The United States, through USAID, is investing an additional $22.8 million into its 5-year $113 million agreement with the Egypt Ministry of International Cooperation to improve the investment environment and empower women to join in the labor force.
October 7, 2020

Today the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Arab Republic of Egypt, through the Ministry of International Cooperation, signed an addendum to their five-year bilateral assistance agreement for Inclusive Economic Governance that provides an additional $22.8 million in funding. In line with Egypt's Vision 2030, this new commitment is intended to improve the investment environment and empower women to join the labor force in Egypt.

October 6, 2020

We at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are gravely concerned about the recent allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by personnel employed by international organizations and relief agencies in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Acting Administrator Barsa highlighted three new W-GDP activities, including the launch of a new $3 million program that invests in Kenyan women entrepreneurs and women owned businesses, increasing their access to finance and investment.
October 6, 2020
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa traveled to the Republic of Kenya October 3-6, 2020, to highlight three recent investments in Kenyan women made by the White House-led Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative. He also announced the donation of 200 American-made ventilators to support the Kenyan people during their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and underscored the paramount importance of maintaining accountability and transparency with all U.S. Government assistance. During his visit, Acting Administrator Barsa also highlighted the U.S. Government's commitment to religious freedom and USAID-funded community-based conservation programs in the Maasai Mara.

October 6, 2020

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a new, three-year Local Works program that will provide up to $7 million to support local communities in the Mara landscape and Northern and Coastal Kenya as they recover from the loss of tourism and livelihoods because of the pandemic of COVID-19. USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa and U.S. Ambassador Kyle McCarter announced the program during a visit to the Naboisho Conservancy.

October 6, 2020
Readout

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick and Birgitta Tazelaar, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, launched a Community of Practice to strengthen employment accountability, referencing, and screening to prevent the circulation of perpetrators of sexual misconduct in the aid sector. This initiative uses a practical approach based on case studies to identify best practices to prevent the sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment of those involved in our programs.

October 1, 2020
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa will travel October 2-9 to the Republic of Kenya and the Arab Republic of Egypt where he will underscore the continuing commitment of the United States and the preservation of international religious freedom and inclusive development. 

October 1, 2020

On October 1, 2020, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released the third iteration of our Journey to Self-Reliance Country Roadmaps, and published additional resources related to the Journey to Self-Reliance on the public portal. The Country Roadmaps serve as USAID's flagship analytical tool for assessing self-reliance in a given country, based on 17 independent, publicly available metrics that capture the concepts of Commitment and Capacity.

September 30, 2020

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched Strategies to Prevent Spillover (STOP Spillover) a five-year, $100 million project to anticipate and address threats posed by the emerging zoonotic diseases that pose the greatest risk of jumping from animals to humans. STOP Spillover will play a significant role in the implementation of the U.S. Government's Global Health Security Strategy, including support for the Global Health Security Agenda.

September 30, 2020

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa announced the establishment of new bilateral USAID Missions in the Republics of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation. The announcement comes just months after the public launch of the United States Strategy for Central Asia 2019-2025, and is another example of USAID's long-term commitment to the people of Central Asia.

September 29, 2020

Two years ago at the United Nations General Assembly, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis (TB), our new business model for fighting the world's deadliest infectious disease. Alongside Heads of State from countries where TB is most prevalent and other partners, USAID committed to the ambitious goal of diagnosing and enrolling an additional 40 million people on TB treatment by 2022.

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Last updated: October 20, 2020

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