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March 7, 2017

Mark A. White, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, has joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in India as the new Mission Director. Mr. White assumes leadership as USAID leverages India’s growing human and financial resources through partnerships that catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship to solve critical local and global development challenges. He was sworn in on February 24 in Washington by USAID Acting Administrator Wade Warren.

March 6, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean Sarah-Ann Lynch will travel to Bogota, Colombia, from March 6-9, 2017 to review USAID's programming in the country.

February 8, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean Sarah-Ann Lynch will travel to Miami, Fla., on February 8-9, 2017, for meetings at the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).

January 18, 2017

Today, the Republic of Iraq successfully closed on its offering of a $1 billion sovereign bond issuance guaranteed by the United States of America.  This loan guarantee underscores the strong and enduring commitment of the United States to support the government of Iraq in this critical moment in the fight against Da'esh.

January 17, 2017

Today the United States announced more than $76 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the urgent needs of the Yemeni people throughout the country, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Yemen to nearly $404 million since 2015.

January 5, 2017

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith sent an exit memo to President Obama. The memo highlights the accomplishments in global development over the last eight years, and ideas for how our country can continue to build on this progress into the future.

December 14, 2016

On Thursday, December 15, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs William Hammink will deliver keynote remarks at the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce's (AACC) Business Matchmaking Conference. Hammink will discuss how USAID has worked with the Afghan Government and private sector to support economic growth in Afghanistan.  

November 14, 2016

At the 22nd session of the UN Climate conference (COP 22), Power Africa Coordinator Andrew M. Herscowitz announced $4 million in new investments to eight companies that are revolutionizing household solar power across Africa through the Scaling Off-Grid Energy: Grand Challenge for Development. (link is external)The Enterprise Awards are expected to create up to 120,000 additional connections in off-grid communities.

April 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, at the Global Impact Economy Forum, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a $44.5 million Global Development Alliance (GDA) between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Skoll Foundation.

April 26, 2012

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah has announced that J. Mark Brinkmoeller will serve as Director of the Center for Faith-based and Community Initiatives. The Center seeks to involve faith and community efforts throughout the Agency.

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April 24, 2012

Each year, World Malaria Day is observed to call attention to the disease and to mobilize action to combat it. On this occasion, the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), releases its sixth annual report which describes the role and contributions of the U.S. Government in the effort to reduce the burden of malaria in Africa, and to monitor antimalarial drug resistance and decrease malaria transmission in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

April 20, 2012

Today, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development has joined the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership. The SWA Partnership brings together governments, donors, civil society organizations, and development partners to achieve sustainable sanitation and drinking water.

April 16, 2012

President Obama announced a new Innovation Fund for the Americas (IFA) to support cost-effective and innovative solutions to some of the Latin American and Caribbean region's toughest development challenges. The President made the announcement during his April 14, 2012 address at the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.

April 16, 2012

President Obama called on countries of the Western Hemisphere to join the United States in the new Broadband Partnership of the Americas (BPA). The President made the remarks during his April 14, 2012 address at the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.

April 13, 2012


UNICEF has confirmed to a group of donors that an estimated US$4 million of donor funds has been misappropriated from its US$6.2 million school rehabilitation project implemented in 2009-2010 in Khyber Paktunkhwa Province, northwestern Pakistan.

UNICEF first uncovered irregularities in the project via its internal financial oversight system in 2010, and alerted a group of donors in Pakistan to the potential loss of funds in October of that year.

April 9, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Governments of the United States and Brazil today formalized a partnership to improve food security in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Memorandum of Understanding begins with a trilateral agreement with the Government of Haiti to improve agriculture practices and technologies.

April 5, 2012

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the opening of the "LAUNCH: Beyond Waste" challenge. A partnership with NASA, the U.S. Department of State, and NIKE, Inc., LAUNCH's mission is to showcase and support innovations with the potential to drastically improve human and environmental sustainability. This challenge aims to transform waste management, waste prevention, and waste reuse in the developing and developed worlds.

March 22, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 22 is World Water Day an international day of observance that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

The focus of World Water Day this year will be Transboundary Waters: Sharing Water, Sharing Opportunities.

The Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 makes access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene, within the broad context of sound water resources management, a clear objective for U.S. foreign assistance.

March 18, 2012
Collaboration Merges Rotary's Grassroots Strength With Agency's Technical Expertise

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 18, 2009 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Rotary International (RI) are teaming-up to save lives by bringing clean drinking water and basic sanitation to communities in the developing world. The partnership was announced today at the World Water Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, in celebration of the March 22nd observance of World Water Day.

March 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) agreed to strengthen their cooperation on humanitarian issues and disaster response. In a ceremony at the White House, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and OIC Secretary-General Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to mark the significant partnership milestone.


Last updated: January 22, 2019

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