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USAID Mission Director Janina Jaruzelski delivers remarks at Bangladesh Development Forum 2018.
USAID Mission Director Janina Jaruzelski delivers remarks at Bangladesh Development Forum 2018.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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  • Her Excellency, Honorable Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina;
  • Honorable Minister of Finance, Abul Maal Muhith;
  • Honorable Secretary for ERD & Co‐Chair of the LCG, Mohammad Shofiqul Azam
  • Esteemed colleagues, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen:

Assalam-u-Alaikum, nomoshkar, and good morning.

On behalf of all the Local Consultative Group Development Partners, it is an honor and a pleasure to be here today. We at the LCG are proud to be among the world’s most active donor communities and very proud of our long‐standing strong partnership with the Government and people of Bangladesh.

Over the next two days, we look forward to discussing the exceptional progress Bangladesh has made in many key development sectors and what we can do to build on this progress to ensure that growth is inclusive and leaves no one behind.

It is no secret that Bangladesh made outstanding progress on key Millennium Development Goals and we are confident that similar progress is possible under the Sustainable Development Goals.  Indeed, Bangladesh has already shown leadership on the SDGs and has been impressively proactive in incorporating the SDGs into its 7th Five Year Plan and other budget and strategic planning efforts. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8:30am

វាមានសារៈសំខាន់ណាស់ក្នុងការប្រមូលផ្តុំនូវទស្សនៈល្អៗដើម្បីទប់ទល់នឹងបញ្ហានានាដែលពិភពលោក កំពុងប្រឈម។ ការប្រឈមមួយចំនួនដូចជា៖ កំណើនតម្រូវការផលិតកម្មចំណីអាហារ ហានិភ័យនៃការរិច​រឹលផ្នែកបរិស្ថាន និងការផ្លាស់ប្តូរយ៉ាងឆាប់រហ័សនៃថាមវន្តសង្គម បន្តចោទជាបញ្ហាប្រឈមស្មុគស្មាញ​ចំពោះការផ្គត់ផ្គង់ចំណីអាហារសម្រាប់ប្រជាជននៅលើពិភពលោក។

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8:30am

It is more critical than ever to bring the best minds together to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. Challenges like the increasing demand for food production, the long term risks of environmental degradation, and rapidly shifting social dynamics continue to pose complex challenges to feeding the world’s population.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 9:30am

Today we have the world in our pockets, through our smartphones, the satellite-enabled GPS tracking of commodities in the market, and the latest apps that are making it easier for us to manage our money, monitor our health, and have access to vital information.  These tools are paving the way for a new set of innovations aimed at addressing critical development challenges.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 9:30am

អរុណសួស្តី!

សូមថ្លែងអំណរគុណដែលបានចូលរួមជាមួយយើងខ្ញុំនាថ្ងៃនេះក្នុងវេទិកាកសិកម្មឌីជីថល ដែលរៀបចំ​ឡើង​​ដោយ​ក្រុម Digital Development for Feed the Future នៃទីភ្នាក់ងារសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកសម្រាប់ការ​អភិ​វឌ្ឍ​អន្តរជាតិ (USAID)។

ខ្ញុំមានក្តីរីករាយដែលលោកលោកស្រីបានផ្តល់អាទិភាពចំបងមកចូលរួមក្នុងព្រឹត្តិការណ៍នេះ បើទោះបីជា​មាន​កិច្ច​ការ​មមាញឹកយ៉ាងណាក៏ដោយ។ ខ្ញុំមានជំនឿថាយើងនឹងទទួលបានផលប្រយោជន៍ពីបទពិសោធន៍​របស់​អ្នកទាំងអស់គ្នា ហើយយើងនឹងរៀនសូត្ររួមគ្នាបន្ថែមទៀតអំពីវិធីសាស្ត្រនៃការប្រើប្រាស់យុទ្ធសាស្ត្រ និងឧបករណ៍ឌីជីថលក្នុងកម្មវិធី និងស្ថាប័នរបស់អ្នកទាំងអស់គ្នា។

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:00am

Tomorrow, on World AIDS Day, the United States reaffirms our commitment to ending HIV/AIDS. This day also serves as a remembrance of the millions who have lost their lives to this disease.  Nevertheless, we remain encouraged by the tremendous progress made by the global health community in controlling HIV/AIDS.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:00am

You know, I often say, as Administrator at USAID, that the purpose of foreign assistance must be to end the need for its existence.  And so, our goal, as an Agency, is to work to foster self-reliance and help host countries on their own journey to both self-reliance and prosperity.  In this, we have a wonderful strong partner in India.  Together, as we have seen here at GES, we are lifting lives.  We are creating opportunities.  But as you've heard from both Jennifer and Kathy, I think the important thing is doing so, not only here, but jointly, we are doing so in the region and around the world.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:00am

Welcome, everyone. And what a great GES. First, on behalf of the U.S. government, thank you. Over the last few days we've met entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders from over 150 countries. Some have traveled here from quite literally the other side of the world. Now, there's an old saying that the key to a great dinner is not so much what's on the table as is what is on the chairs. So no offense to the hosts, no offense to the organizers, but the quality and success of a summit is not determined by the smoothness of the program or the quality of the speakers. It is by all of you.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:45am

India's drive to conquer and eliminate TB is an inspiration to all of us, and it's a great example of a country and a cause that we hope to lift up. We are excited to see so many across India making the fight against TB their own fight, from those at the top of the government down to the private sector and even into the world of popular culture. Take Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan -- I did my very best -- who, after his own battle with TB, took up the cause and now is a great and powerful champion. He is a champion for the importance of early detection and appropriate treatment. He saw that taking steps early to address the disease saved his life. And today, he is out to show all of us that any person, even the most famous entertainer, but also the most remote villager, is vulnerable to TB, but also with early detection, can stop this global killer dead in its tracks.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:00am

I believe that the USAID development partnership with India -- again based upon the shared vision of the future -- I think can make the countries even closer in the months and years ahead. Part of that shared vision is how both nations seem to advance development.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 3:30am

I must also say I am honored to be here in Hyderabad because this is clearly a city on the rise. Hyderabad is on the rise because of good leadership. Hyderabad is on the rise because of all of you. You are the power for the good leadership. As we all know, as India's urban centers continue to grow, providing clean water and sanitation for all residents will become an even more important priority. Today, 540 million people in India lack access to safe, affordable, reliable water. But the Government of India has placed water and sanitation at the center of its national development efforts, taking it on at the national, state, and city levels.

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