Development

USAID’s Shah Says People Responding Well to 4 Humanitarian Crises

USAID and the World Food Programme provide humanitarian aid in Iraq.

This is the first time in our agency’s history that we have been called on to manage four large-scale humanitarian responses at once…

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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is an historic opportunity to strengthen ties with our African partners and highlight America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa’s development and its people.

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Remarks by the President at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

President Obama Delivers Remarks at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

As President, I’ve made it clear that the United States is determined to be a partner in Africa’s success — a good partner, an equal partner, and a partner for the long term.

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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Opens in Washington

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit aims to foster stronger ties between the United States and Africa.

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is a historic opportunity to strengthen ties with African partners and highlight America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa’s development and its people, according to the Obama administration.

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USAID to Invest $38 Million in New Regional Leadership Centers

New regional leadership centers aim to expand opportunities for young Africans like these attendees at President Obama’s town hall in Washington July 28.

The centers will focus on engaging leaders aged 18 to 35 from a variety of backgrounds to offer accessible leadership training, incubating organizations and entrepreneurship, and to support professional connections among African leaders.

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Exceptional International Development Projects Win U.S. Awards

Four women and a man walking single file through green rice fields (AP Images)

The U.S. Treasury Department announced awards for exceptional development projects undertaken by the multilateral development banks (MDBs).

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USAID and Partners Unveil New Efforts to Save Millions of Women and Children from Preventable Deaths

USAID will announce today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the Agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015—refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives.

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U.S. Statement on the Ten Year Review of the UN’s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

When the world gathered in Geneva and Tunis a decade ago, those there set forth principles and action lines for activity to encourage the development of a people centered information society.

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U.S. Launches “Beyond the Grid” Energy Effort for Africa

village in Benin with mud houses

Building on the Beyond the Grid framework, the U.S. African Development Foundation has teamed up with General Electric Africa and USAID to launch the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge

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U.S. Increases Support to Conserve Forests, Ease Climate Change

Green, forested hillsides, with mist rising (AP Images)

USAID announced its support for the Althelia Climate Fund to lend up to $133.8 million in commercial financing for forest conservation and sustainable land use.

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