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February 10, 2020

Today, President Trump released his Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, which includes $41 billion for the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Budget Request proposes $19.6 billion in funds USAID fully or partially manages to support the President's commitment to serve the needs of American citizens, ensure their safety, promote their prosperity, preserve their rights, and defend their values, as outlined in the National Security Strategy. USAID will use resources in this Budget Request to reduce the reach of conflict, support women's economic empowerment, prevent the spread of infectious disease, and counteract the drivers of violence, instability, and other security threats.

February 7, 2020
Media Advisory

USAID National Security Advisor Eddy Acevedo, Senior Advisor Neilesh Shelat, and Special Advisor on Religious Pluralism in the Middle East Samah Norquist are visiting Jordan February 9-10 to advance USAID’s bilateral cooperation with Jordan and its work to support religious and ethnic minorities in the country.

February 7, 2020

The outbreak of measles in Venezuela is now under control, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). When measles returned to Venezuela unexpectedly, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contributed nearly $3.4 million to PAHO, including to vaccinate nine million Venezuelan children against the deadly disease, which saved the lives of people affected by the ongoing, regime-driven political and economic crisis in the country.

February 6, 2020
Readout

On February 6, 2020, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Interim President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Honorable Juan Guaidó, in Washington, D.C. The Administrator reiterated the commitment of the United States and USAID to supporting the Venezuelan people, Interim President Guaidó, and the democratically elected Venezuelan National Assembly as they continue to fight to return freedom and dignity to their country. Administrator Green expressed his admiration for the courage and leadership shown by the Interim President and his fellow members of the National Assembly in the face of constant threats and harassment. The Administrator and the Interim President agreed to work together to combat disinformation by the illegitimate Maduro regime, which continues to attempt to mischaracterize U.S. support for the Venezuelan people.

February 6, 2020
Press Release

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, the Honorable Edi Rama, on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

February 6, 2020
Readout

Deputy Administrator Glick met with the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina to discuss USAID's support for the nation's Journey to Self-Reliance and the importance of addressing the critical challenge of human trafficking in the country.  She emphasized the need to support key reform efforts to attract foreign investment.

February 5, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that Shawn K. Baker is joining the Agency as its first-ever Chief Nutritionist. In this new position, Mr. Baker will guide USAID's efforts and engagement with partners to address malnutrition in developing countries.

February 4, 2020
Remarks

Through DIV, USAID funds promising ideas, and pilots, and tests their effectiveness, scales up those ideas that show widespread impact and promise. It allows us to take calculated risks, quickly in projects that fail to pan out, and provide additional resources for those that do.

It's how we've institutionalized the experimental approach to development that is at the heart of Dr. Kremer's vision. And it's led to breakthroughs and innovations at a fraction of the usual cost. In fact, over a five-year period, just a few successful investments generated a higher return than USAID’s entire DIV budget. And when taken as a whole, DIV's overall portfolio of investments returned more than $5 for every $1 spent. He continues to play an integral role in the USAID, where he still serves, as you heard, as DIV's scientific director.

February 3, 2020
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick visited Georgia from January 30 - February 2, 2020.

January 31, 2020
Remarks

The world’s fastest-growing emerging market is its women. Women are also most emerging economies’ biggest underutilized asset. This is why I’m excited to launch the second iteration of YES-Georgia, with an expanded focus on empowering the country’s women.

January 31, 2020
Remarks

The Memorandum of Understanding that has brought us here together today illustrates the unique ways that democratic countries can help one another while also serving their own important political and economic priorities at home. Simply put, this agreement strengthens the United States and Israel’s commitment to Georgia’s economic prosperity. Our focus on Georgia’s agriculture sector is no accident. Forty percent of Georgians work in agriculture, and the United States and Israel lead the world in agricultural innovation. Each of our countries has integrated our respective agricultural markets into the global supply chain. We are better off for it, and we are eager to help Georgia similarly improve.

January 30, 2020
Media Advisory

On February 3, 2020, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will deliver opening remarks during an event titled, "A Conversation with 2019 Nobel Laureate Dr. Michael Kremer," at the Ronald Reagan Building Amphitheater, in Washington, D.C.

January 29, 2020
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick visited the Republic of Poland from January 26-29, 2020.

January 29, 2020

Yesterday, John Barsa, the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, announced a new program to help Venezuelans who have fled oppression and despotism in their country to find economic opportunities in the Federative Republic of Brazil.

January 29, 2020
Readout

On January 29, 2020, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with The Honorable Patrice Guillaume Athanase Talon, President of the Republic of Benin, in Washington, D.C.

January 28, 2020
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), The Honorable Saleumxay Kommasith, on January 28, 2020.

January 28, 2020
Remarks

USAID programs help countries resist Russia’s manipulation of their information sources, journalism, and overall public discourse by bolstering the capacity of their news outlets to provide professional, trusted coverage… and to strengthen the legal and regulatory operating environment for press freedom. Our support for independent media restores the power of truth to the people and away from malign foreign actors.

January 25, 2020

On this International Education Day, we celebrate the many ways education empowers people, fosters peace and helps build resilient, democratic societies.

January 24, 2020
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean John Barsa will travel to Brazil from January 26 to February 1, 2020. He will be joined by Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Carrie Filipetti.

January 24, 2020
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will travel to Warsaw and Krakow, Poland, Tbilisi and Gori, Georgia, and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 26-February 5.

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Last updated: April 02, 2020

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