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Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:00am

Remarks by Assistant Administrator Brock Bierman, German Marshall Fund: “Partners for Freedom: Can the Transatlantic Community Work Together to Safeguard Democracy in Europe and Eurasia?”

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When we talk about the strength of democracies, we cannot ignore the authoritarian powers who seek to weaken, damage, and destroy them.

USAID recently launched the Countering Malign Kremlin Influence Development Framework to respond to the authoritarian challenge in this region.  

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 9:00am

On behalf of the U.S. Mission to Zambia, it is my pleasure to join you this morning at the Shared Responsibility and Accountability learning event for the Fostering Accountability and Transparency (FACT) project.  Designed to work at the district and national levels, FACT represents an investment by the United States government, through USAID, to strengthen local civil society’s capacity to drive and champion Zambia’s development agenda.

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 9:15am

ICT applications are also being widely used by the public and private sectors in Cambodia for a broad range of purposes such as money transfers, digital payments, training, public outreach, data collection, transportation, and for other social and commercial purposes. There is really no facet of Cambodian life that has not been affected by ICT in some way or another.

That is why the United States has been a staunch supporter of ICT in Cambodia and in other countries. The reason is simple: we believe ICT can accelerate a country’s development, drive its economic success, and improve its prospects for self-reliance. We believe that digital technology should foster tools that empower citizens to make choices and have their voices heard and respected. Our belief in a free and fair system based on the rule of law underlines the United States’ approach to technology.

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:15am

Remarks by Assistant Administrator Brock Bierman, The McCain Institute Tbilisi Conference: Discussion on Disinformation 

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Before jumping into my remarks, I want to thank the McCain Institute and EPRC for including a session this important topic.

The presentation on their joint project is impressive in its scope and its goals.  

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:30am

The Philippines loses about 68.5 billion pesos every year to IUU fishing.

USAID is working with BFAR and a consortium of local partners to address these threats in select marine biodiversity areas in the Philippines. Our partnership advocates for the sustainable use of coastal and marine resources, enhances the resilience of these resources, and works with Philippine authorities to sustainably manage fisheries.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 3:00am

The U.S. government is honored to partner with the Philippine government and the Filipino people to help strengthen access to justice and the rule of law in the Philippines by supporting both the supply and demand sides of the effective and efficient administration of justice. Our partnerships with judicial governance actors and non-state actors working in this space have spanned more than three decades.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 12:30pm

With funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and support from USAID through our implementing partner fhi-360, these solar plants will provide power to 18 health facilities, one health post, and 65 health worker staff houses across Central, Copperbelt, Luapula, Northern and North Western provinces.  

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 3:30am

Over the past five years, USAID and other development partners have assisted the DOH to find missing TB cases, expand new diagnostic systems, and successfully treat one million Filipinos with TB. Through our partnership, the Philippines is also one of the few countries in the world that has introduced new, shorter anti-TB medicines and regimens.

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:00am

Cambodia’s economic security depends upon the sustainable management of natural resources and preserving a heathy environment. This is vital to the country’s continued economic growth. For the past three years, USAID and UNDP supported legal reforms to protect Cambodia’s environment, including amendments to the Protected Area law and the Forestry law. We also helped with the draft of the Environmental and Natural Resource Management Code of Cambodia. These amendments to the laws and the future enactment of the Environment Code establish a solid legal framework for the protection of natural resources.

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Last updated: July 11, 2020

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