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October 27, 2019
Statement

Today, October 27, we celebrate International Religious Freedom Day, and join with the rest of the United States Government and global human rights and development community in underscoring the importance of religious freedom in all facets of a country's development.  Religious freedom is a fundamental human right, and here in the United States we consider it our first freedom.  It is also an indicator of a country's commitment and capacity to inclusive development and its progress on the journey to self-reliance. 

October 25, 2019
Press Release

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded and obligated its largest-amount ever directly to U.S.-based small businesses.  The Agency awarded approximately $790 million to small businesses out of a total portfolio of $5.4 billion in prime contracts. This translates to approximately 14.60 percent of prime awards, which exceeds USAID's FY 2019 Small Business Goal of 12.50 percent.  Dollars to small businesses increased by more than $100 million from FY 2018. 

October 25, 2019
Press Release

In furtherance of a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in December 2018, USAID and the Government of Hungary are proud to announce new coordinated projects for the recovery of the town of Qaraqosh in the Ninewa Plain, and in Sinjar.

October 24, 2019

So, we do have the best acronym in the U.S. Government. The United States Agency for International Development is what we call USAID. And USAID is the largest agency within the U.S. Government, though, not the only agency that focuses on the development priorities of the United States. One of the things that we've been focusing on since my boss, the Administrator, came into USAID two years ago, is engaging with the private sector. Finding ways to say, "Hey, guys, there's never going to be enough public capital out there. The U.S. Government, all of U.S. taxpayers, are never going to contribute enough to solve all of the problems that we see in and around the world. So, we have to work with the private sector."

October 24, 2019

On October 23, 2019, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its annual list of high-priority countries for assistance in safe water and sanitation. These partner countries will be the primary focus of the U.S. Government’s investments to build a more water-secure world.

October 23, 2019
Press Release

Today at the Social Capital Markets conference (SOCAP19) in San Francisco, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick announced $35 million for the Water and Energy for Food ("WE4F") Challenge.  This initiative will increase sustainable agricultural and food value-chains, food security, and climate resilience in developing countries and emerging markets - with a focus on the poor and women by investing in small enterprises that work in combinations of food, water, and energy.

October 22, 2019
Press Release

Today at the Social Capital Markets conference (SOCAP19), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other partners announced the Million Lives Club, a multi-donor initiative that celebrates innovations that are improving the lives of more than one million people who are living on less than $5 a day.  
 

October 21, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will travel to San Francisco, California October 22-24, 2019 to participate in the Social Capital Markets conference (SOCAP19).

October 21, 2019

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the BetterTogether, JuntosEsMejor, Challenge. With this new partnership, USAID and IDB will provide $13.5 million to crowdsource, fund, and scale innovative solutions that support Venezuelans inside the country, Venezuelans across Latin America and the Caribbean, and the communities hosting them.

October 18, 2019
Readout

The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala:

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick participated in multiple events and bilateral meetings with government leaders during the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) from October 15 to October 18, 2019.

October 17, 2019
Media Advisory

On Monday, October 21, 2019, at an event hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), USAID and the IDB will announce a new global initiative to crowdsource, fund, and scale innovative solutions to support Venezuelans and host communities affected by the regional crisis.

October 17, 2019
Remarks

On behalf of USAID, I want to thank Ken Quinn for all that he has done to make the World Food Prize a thing, as my son would say, an event, something not to be missed.

October 16, 2019

Today in keynote remarks in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced three new Feed the Future partnerships with John Deere, Mastercard, and Cornell University to reduce global hunger and poverty.

October 14, 2019

I congratulate my friend and colleague, Dr. Michael Kremer, for receiving the Nobel Prize in Economics for 2019.

October 11, 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development congratulates the Prime Minister of The Federal Republic of Ethiopia, The Honorable Abiy Ahmed, on being this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

October 11, 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Incubator, which will help expand and strengthen how USAID works with new and underutilized partners.

October 11, 2019
Remarks

The assistance that USAID provides to people across the world is, it's an expression of American Compassion. But, it's also a reflection of our history and our values. We know that the free exercise of religion is what brought the first pilgrims to our shores. Ronald Reagan often spoke of his belief that America should be a shining city on a hill. An example of liberty for the rest of the world. Of course, he was borrowing from one of those same pilgrims, John Winthrop, who was in turn borrowing from the Gospel according to Matthew. USAID works on religious liberty because we firmly believe that it's not merely an American value, but a universal one. Simply put: Billions of souls all around the world feel strongly that their spiritual beliefs give purpose and meaning to their lives and protecting each other's right to worship. That's really protecting each other's humanity.

October 11, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to attend the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium and related events from October 15-16, 2019. Dr. Beth Dunford, USAID's Assistant to the Administrator for Food Security and the Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future, will accompany him.

October 11, 2019

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrates the International Day of the Girl. We know today's girls are tomorrow's leaders who will help create a more peaceful and prosperous world. Wherever USAID works, we are committed to helping girls realize their full potential and be empowered, capable leaders for future generations.

October 10, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will deliver remarks at the Values Voter Summit on Friday, October 11, 2019.

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