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March 25, 2019
Fact Sheet

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the establishment of the Egypt Rural Business Strengthening project. The initiative will invest $37 million, including funds for Feed the Future, to build resilience in Egypt's agricultural sector, which will advance food security, prosperity, and ultimately self-reliance for Egyptians.

March 25, 2019
Remarks

Over the past 25 years, USAID has provided more than $100 million to preserve, restore, and protect cultural heritage sites throughout Egypt. That funding has supported the development of large-scale engineering systems, like this one, at some of the country's most prominent historical sites: the Sphinx in Giza; Karnak Temple in Luxor; and the Catacombs in Alexandria. These investments in preserving the past, we all know, are, also, investments in Egypt's future.

The tourism industry is an important driver of economic growth, job creation, and development here in Egypt. Every year, millions of tourists travel here to experience the country's vibrant culture. And we know that number will only increase. That's why USAID also supports restoration and conservation training programs that give Egyptians the skills, and experience, and knowledge to better manage, and grow, the tourism sector.

March 25, 2019
Media Advisory

President Donald J. Trump announced yesterday the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, on April 2, 2019, in Dakar, Senegal.

March 25, 2019
Remarks

As the USAID Administrator, I believe that the purpose of our assistance must be ending its need to exist. And what I mean by that is, we believe in the desire of every person, every community, and every country to craft and lead its own bright future. We also believe that where there are countries and leaders who are willing to make investments and to take on challenges, then we as Americans must walk with you along the way in that journey.

At USAID, helping our partners to improve agricultural productivity is one of our very highest priorities because we know that advancing food security is an essential way to get to prosperity and to self-reliance. And because of this, USAID has long worked with the people and the Government of Egypt to help grow this agricultural sector.

March 24, 2019
Readout

 

Administrator Mark Green met today in Egypt with USAID partners from civil society, entrepreneurs, representatives from religious communities, and Government of Egypt leaders.

First, Administrator Green met with USAID implementing partners representing civil society to discuss their perspectives on challenges and opportunities for non-governmental organizations (NGO) in Egypt and about the country's ongoing process to revise the NGO law.

March 22, 2019

Since 2014, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided treatment to more than 13 million people, including more than 300,000 who were suffering from MDR-TB. Our partners have achieved nearly a 50 percent reduction in TB-related deaths across priority countries, and saved more than 54 million lives in the process. As the largest bilateral donor for TB, since 2000, USAID has funded programming in 23 countries, and aided more than 30 additional countries through grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria (to which the United States contributes one-third of the overall financing).

March 21, 2019
Media Advisory

 

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from March 22 - 30, 2019.  Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Bureau Michael Harvey and Acting Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs Eddy Acevedo will accompany the Administrator.  The delegation will visit USAID projects, and meet with senior government officials and local community members to strengthen bilateral relationships.

March 21, 2019

I am proud to say that USAID has been a leader in the global fight against TB, and we will continue to be. Since 2000, we have seen nearly a 50 percent reduction in TB-related deaths; more than 54 million lives have been saved, and that is something for us to celebrate.

March 20, 2019

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is activating a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Mozambique to lead the U.S. Government's response to Cyclone Idai, which has caused catastrophic flooding, killed hundreds of people, and affected hundreds of thousands of others in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.

March 19, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education, and Environment Michelle Bekkering will lead the U.S. Government Delegation to the 2019 Women 20 (W20) Summit, in Tokyo, Japan March 23-24, 2019. Bekkering concurrently serves as the Agency's Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.

March 18, 2019

 
Today, United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green and the Brazilian Secretary of the Office of International Relations within the Ministry of the Environment, Roberto Castelo Branco, signed a Letter of Intent to work toward the launch of the first-ever biodiversity-focused impact-investment fund for the Brazilian Amazon. The fund, to be financed largely by the private sector, is intended to leverage $100 million in investments in hard-to-reach, high-risk sectors to spur successful businesses that align with forest and biodiversity conservation.

March 18, 2019
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green will participate in an interagency working group to discuss youth programs that align with the First Lady's "Be Best" initiative.

March 13, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Honorable David Beasley, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to discuss the strong partnership between USAID and the WFP.

March 13, 2019
Readout

Yesterday, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA to discuss the long-lasting partnership between USAID and CARE, which includes humanitarian aid and work on health, economic development, governance, women's empowerment, innovation, resilience, and water programs.

March 11, 2019
On-The-Record Briefing

This budget supports USAID’s efforts to aggressively communicate the stark differences between authoritarian financing tools and the approach that we and our allied donor nations use. Our approach is true assistance. It helps partner nations build their own self-reliance and a more dynamic, private enterprise-driven future. It incentivizes reform to spur private enterprise and free markets, attract investments, and again, foster self-reliance.

We also aim to help partner countries recognize the costs of alternative models, like those of China and Russia. Their approach seeks to weaken confidence in democratic and free market systems, saddle countries with unsustainable debt, lead to the forfeiture of strategic resources, and further the militaristic ambitions of those authoritarian actors. In coming weeks, we will unveil a framework that we’ll use to help counter malign Kremlin influence, especially in Europe and Eurasia and Central Asia, and this budget supports that work.

March 11, 2019

USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, M.P., Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

March 11, 2019
Fact Sheet

The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Request for USAID continues to advance our efforts to strengthen U.S. national security through strategic investments that promote the Journey to Self-Reliance. The Budget envisions the day when USAID’s development assistance is no longer needed. USAID supports governments, civil society, and the private sector in partner countries to build self-reliance, defined as the ability of a country to plan, finance, and implement solutions to its own development challenges. The FY 2020 Budget also upholds the President’s commitment to serve the needs of American citizens, ensure their safety, and defend their values, as outlined in the President’s National Security Strategy. The Budget includes significant investments to reduce the reach of conflict; prevent the spread of pandemic disease; and counteract the drivers of violence, instability, transnational crime, and other security threats.

March 11, 2019
Statement

Today, President Trump released his Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, which includes a total of $40 billion for the U.S. Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Budget would advance USAID’s approach to supporting governments, civil society, and the private sector in our partner countries on their journey to self-reliance through building capacity and commitment to plan, finance, and implement solutions to their own development challenges. The FY 2020 Budget maintains the principle that other donors will need to step up to and do their fair share to support economic growth and development worldwide, and to address humanitarian crises.

March 8, 2019

Today, on International Women's Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrates more than 50 years of promoting equality and empowerment for women. Our investments in women are vital to our mission of promoting self-reliance and resilience among our partner countries, as well as to the goals of worldwide stability and prosperity we all share. As the President's 2017 National Security Strategy notes, "Societies that empower women to participate fully in civic and economic life are more prosperous and peaceful."

March 7, 2019
U.S.-Venezuela Relations and the Path to a Democratic Transition

We'll continue to support Interim President Guaidó's effort to deliver aid to his people in Venezuela, and we will continue to support Colombia and others that are hosting Venezuelans who have fled. We all recognize that humanitarian assistance, however badly it is needed, is treatment not cure. It cannot address the root cause of the problem. So long as Maduro and his cronies continue to crush the people, their economy and their hope, this crisis will worsen. They deserve a return to democracy, rule of law, and citizen-responsive governance.

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