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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.

October 24, 2017
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Mexico City from October 25-27 to announce new areas of cooperation between the United States and Mexico in Central America and survey USAID projects, including technical assistance provided after the September 19, 2017, earthquake in Mexico City.

October 19, 2017
Remarks

Dear Dr. Adesina, Congratulations on winning the 2017 World Food Prize.  Your devotion to the cause of fighting global hunger is admirable, and deeply needed.  As our global food system is stretched, and the need to feed more people grows, agricultural transformation will require persistence from leaders like you in driving change and capitalizing on public and private sector expertise.

October 19, 2017
Remarks

A hundred years ago Teddy Roosevelt had this to say about challenges like this: he said, look, far and away the greatest prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.  And I submit to all of you here today that sustainable agriculture, Feed the Future, these new partnerships, especially as applied to daunting challenges like the Fall Armyworm, hard work, but God knows it's worth doing.

October 19, 2017
Statement by Clayton M. McCleskey, Acting Spokesperson

In a keynote address at the annual World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced a call to action to combat the Fall Armyworm, a devastating crop pest that threatens to create a new humanitarian crisis in Africa.  He also announced new partnerships with several private sector companies to promote global food security.

October 17, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Des Moines, Iowa October 18-20, to participate in the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue and related World Food Prize events.

October 17, 2017
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke today with the Honorable Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

October 16, 2017
Statement by Clayton M. McCleskey, Acting Spokesperson

Today on World Food Day, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) reaffirms its commitment to fighting global hunger and promoting a future of food security for our rapidly growing world.

October 14, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to College Station, Texas, October 15-16.

October 13, 2017
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with The Right Honorable Priti Patel, M.P., Secretary of State for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom.

October 13, 2017
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of Denmark.

October 11, 2017

Every dollar we spend, every program we manage, every tool we deploy needs to move us just a little bit closer to that day when African leaders, public sector, private sector, civil society, private business in particular, can take over in a self-reliant way leadership of the challenges that their nations face. And so, that really is what all of our work should be about.

October 11, 2017
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Administrator Green praised the over two decades of collaboration between USAID and the EBRD. The Administrator also recognized the one-year anniversary of the USAID-EBRD Framework of Cooperation, through which the two institutions are working to strengthen cooperation and mutually support common values and priorities.

October 11, 2017
Statement by Clayton M. McCleskey, Acting Spokesperson

Today, USAID celebrates the International Day of the Girl, and reaffirms the commitment of the United States to breaking down barriers that keep girls from learning and leading.

October 11, 2017

At USAID, we are determined to break down the barriers that keep girls from learning and from leading. Today, I would like to talk about two of these specific barriers: first, the challenges that girls encounter in crisis situations, such as conflict and natural disasters; and second, child, early, and forced marriages.

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