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October 4, 2019

On October 1, 2019, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released the second iteration of the Journey to Self-Reliance Country Roadmaps on its public portal. The Country Roadmaps serve as USAID’s visualization tool for assessing self-reliance in a given country, based on 17 third-party, publicly available metrics that capture the concepts of Commitment and Capacity.

October 3, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the first tranche of recipients under USAID's New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) today during his remarks at the Accord Network's Annual Forum. The organizations will carry out programs that improve global health outcomes in USAID's partner countries, and assist populations in the Republic of Iraq that are recovering from the genocide perpetrated by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

October 2, 2019
Remarks

So, when I came to USAID that very first day that I walked in the Reagan Building, I said a couple of things. First off, I believe the purpose of foreign assistance must be ending its very need to exist. Recognizing that there are a few places where countries have advanced to the point where they should be taking things on themselves and a whole bunch of places where that's a lot further ways off. But where we find people - families, communities, and leaders - who are willing to do the difficult things to get themselves towards self-reliance, I believe as a nation - a country founded around values - we should walk with them along the way. And that really is the whole notion of the journey to self-reliance: walking with good people who are trying to do the right thing for their communities, their families, and their country.

October 2, 2019

On October 2, 2019, Diana Putman, a Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that the U.S. Government is providing nearly $257 million in additional humanitarian assistance in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 to help the people of the Federal Republic of Somalia. The United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance in Somalia, and this latest announcement brings the total contributed by the American people in FY 2019 for Somalia to nearly $498 million.

October 1, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to North Carolina to deliver remarks to the Accord Network Forum at the Ridgecrest Conference Center on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. 

October 1, 2019
Readout

On September 30, 2019, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met in Washington, D.C., with David Gressly, Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator (EERC) for the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

October 1, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced today that the United States is providing $7.5 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help people in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian, which brings the U.S. Government's total funding for this response to nearly $34 million.

October 1, 2019

On September 30, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator Chris Maloney signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Director-General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of Korea, Oh Hyunjoo, to strengthen the global partnership in development between the two countries. Building on the long-standing and deep friendship between the United States and the Republic of Korea, this MOU showcases democratic, shared values, and a commitment to supporting governments, civil society, and the private sector in partner countries on their Journeys to Self-Reliance.

September 29, 2019

Every year on October 1, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to join partners around the world in celebrating International Coffee Day. The production of coffee is a vital source of income for 12.5 million farmers in developing countries, many of whom struggle with poverty and hunger daily.

September 27, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick traveled to New York for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to meet with a variety of private-sector and government leaders from September 22 to September 28, 2019.

September 27, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green traveled to New York for the 74th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA) to meet with bilateral and multilateral partners to discuss the Journey to Self-Reliance, private-sector engagement through a new collaboration ethic, and other development and humanitarian-assistance priorities from September 23 to September 27, 2019.

Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Madame Baiykham Kattiya (front row, third from left) and U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter (front row, fifth from left) joined Community Based Inclusive Development facilitators after conducting an awareness raising and screening activity at Kaengmor Village, Kham District, Xieng Khouang Province on September 25, 2019.
September 27, 2019

Continuing the United States’ proud tradition of partnering with the Government of the Lao PDR to help those with disabilities on September 24-25, 2019, U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter joined Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Madame Baiykham Kattiya in leading a delegation to visit a disabilities inclusion project site in Xieng Khouang Province supported by the United States.

September 26, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, today in New York to discuss the upcoming U.S.-WHO Strategic Dialogue; collaboration on the Director-General's Transformation Agenda for the WHO; improved administration of grants; plans to strengthen the WHO's external partnerships, including with the private sector; and reforms on cost-effectiveness. 

September 25, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick met September 23, 2019, with Dr. Seth Berkley, the CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.   Deputy Administrator Glick thanked Dr. Berkley for Gavi’s continued and long-standing partnership with USAID and outstanding impact in reaching more than 760 million children with life-saving vaccines since 2000. She congratulated Dr. Berkley on the successful launch of Gavi’s 2021-2025 Strategy and Investment Case at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in August of this year.

September 25, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met on September 23, 2019, with Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

September 25, 2019

On September 25, Secretary Pompeo announced in New York nearly $119 million in additional humanitarian assistance to further demonstrate the United States’ commitment and solidarity with the Venezuelan people and the region in response to the Maduro-made Venezuela crisis. This amount includes nearly $36 million for life-saving aid inside Venezuela.

September 25, 2019

As Deputy Secretary Sullivan said, the United States is committed to helping expand economic growth and opportunity across Africa. Today, about 60% of Africa's 1.2 billion people are under 25. A decade from now, there will be around 320 million Africans between the ages of 15 and 24. A whole generation of young men and women with big dreams, eager for the opportunity to make their own way. The challenge of our generation is to ensure that the opportunities are there.

September 25, 2019

So I thought I would take a few moments to update you on some of the highlights from USAID meetings this week. As you know, at USAID we believe the purpose of foreign assistance is to end the need for its existence. And we believe that our job is to work with countries on their journey to self-reliance. There is plenty of work to do all around as we support the world’s most vulnerable populations that are affected by humanitarian crises, promote human rights, democracy, citizen-responsive governance, and improve development outcomes in the areas of economic growth, education, and environment, and health worldwide.

September 25, 2019
Remarks

We've just had a wonderful conversation; Ambassador Vecchio, myself, and the rest of the delegation. I've been impressed with their leadership since we first met back in January. In the meeting today, I was able to give them the great news that I'm announcing $52 million in new funding from USAID to support the interim government and the people of Venezuela as they seek to restore citizen responsive, democratic governance and repair the provision of health services in their country. USAID, and the Trump Administration more largely, fully support the interim government of Juan Guaidó to democratically elected National Assembly and the Venezuelan people as they work to end the illegitimate Maduro regime. The people of Venezuela have suffered enough in these long years and it is time for the country to enjoy peace and prosperity under a democratically elected government.

September 24, 2019

For many years, development agencies acted as though they were the only legitimate drivers of progress.  And when you think about it, it made some sense. Our partner countries were still emerging from communism and colonialism and they had tremendous needs.  And so we stepped forward with material assistance: food, medicine, books, buildings. Or we lent people, doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers. And we did it, in part, because if we didn't, who would?

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