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USAID Administrator Mark Green Participates in a Panel Discussion with Congressman Ed Royce and Congresswoman Nita Lowey on "U.S. Development Priorities: Views From the Administration and Congress"

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USAID Administrator Mark Green Participates in a Panel Discussion with Congressman Ed Royce and Congresswoman Nita Lowey on "U.S. Development Priorities: Views From the Administration and Congress"

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

So I think USAID has to look for ways to build the capacity of countries to take on their own needs, help them get those tools, incentivize the reforms that they need to undertake in order to provide for their own people, so that we're always standing shoulder-to-shoulder with those in crisis situations, but also helping them to govern themselves and to lead themselves, because that's-you know, that's human dignity. Everyone wants to take care of themselves, their family, their people, and build toward the future. And I think that's something that we should really be focusing on.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with Canadian Minister for International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:31
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with Canadian Minister for International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with Canadian Minister for International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting With European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:17
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting With European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, during the United Nations General Assembly on Monday in New York. European Commissioner Director-General for International Cooperation and Development Stefano Manservisi also participated in the meeting.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:20
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Monday, September 18, 2017

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels to UNGA

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:59
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USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels to UNGA

Friday, September 15, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to New York City, September 18-21 to participate in the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). 

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Call with the Kingdom of the Netherlands Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:08
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Call with the Kingdom of the Netherlands Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

On September 13, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke by phone with the Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ronald Plasterk, to offer condolences and reiterate the United States' support for the people of Sint Maarten as they face the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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USAID Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa’s Opening Remarks for Panel Discussion on Prospects for Enhanced Economic Partnerships United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:17
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USAID Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa’s Opening Remarks for Panel Discussion on Prospects for Enhanced Economic Partnerships United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

As the U.S. government's international development in humanitarian assistance leader, our investments are being made to save lives, foster inclusive economic growth, reduce poverty, and strengthen democratic governance. I've just come from the first town hall meeting that AID had with its new administer, Mark Green. And I will reiterate what he just said that our assistance is a hand up and we are all working at USAID and throughout the government for the day when our partner countries will no longer need our assistance; that the dynamic of our relationship will change. We'll not just be giving development assistance but really being partnerships and so that is what AID has been doing and certainly the dynamic, the nexus of how we go forward will be emerging as we move on to sizes and the other things to go forward.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Call with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 18:29
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Call with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel

Monday, September 11, 2017


The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey:

On September 11, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke on the phone with the UK Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel. Administrator Green reiterated U.S. support for the people of the Caribbean, and he extended his thoughts and prayers to the people of the Caribbean British overseas territories.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Call with French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb and the Director-General of the French Development Agency, Remy Rioux

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 18:19
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Call with French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb and the Director-General of the French Development Agency, Remy Rioux

Monday, September 11, 2017

 

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On September 11, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke by phone with the French Minister of the Interior, Gerard Collomb, and the Director-General of the French Development Agency, Remy Rioux, to offer his condolences to the people of Saint-Martin in the wake of Hurricane Irma's devastation.

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USAID Celebrates International Literacy Day

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 18:51
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USAID Celebrates International Literacy Day

Friday, September 8, 2017

Today, USAID celebrates International Literacy Day, noting the transformative power of being able to read. Literacy empowers people to build a better future for themselves by unlocking opportunity and opening the door to education, stability, and prosperity.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Call with Gaston Browne, Prime Minister, Antigua and Barbuda

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 17:27
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Call with Gaston Browne, Prime Minister, Antigua and Barbuda

Friday, September 8, 2017

 
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USAID Administrator Mark Green called Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda this afternoon to convey the condolences and support of the United States to the people of that island nation following the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma.

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USAID Deploys Disaster Assistance Response Team to Caribbean Region

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:25
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USAID Deploys Disaster Assistance Response Team to Caribbean Region

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) as Hurricane Irma - the strongest Atlantic hurricane on record - brings life-threatening rains, winds, and storm surges to the Caribbean. The DART, an elite team of disaster experts, currently has staff in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Barbados, and the Bahamas, who will coordinate with local authorities and humanitarian organizations on the ground to bring vital assistance to those affected by this hurricane and its aftermath. USAID has pre-positioned critical commodities in high-risk countries, including Haiti, to ensure relief supplies are immediately available to help communities in need.

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On-The-Record Roundtable Interview With USAID Administrator Mark Green

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:59
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On-The-Record Roundtable Interview With USAID Administrator Mark Green

Friday, September 1, 2017

There will never be enough money to do everything that we would like to do, but the challenges -- the scale of the challenges we’re facing: natural disaster, as we see here, man-made disasters, as we see in too many places, is creating unprecedented need and challenge.  Our obligation, as in all of us, is to work seamlessly, very-closely, share information all the time.  We also have an obligation, I think, to try to deal with immediate needs and also to look at some unpredictable future needs.  So, the youth that we see in refugee camps, who will grow up in a refugee camp experience, how do we help to provide some kind of education and job training so that god-willing someday there’s a normalcy there.  But all of these challenges are really profound ones.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Visit to South Sudan

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 16:41
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Visit to South Sudan

Saturday, September 2, 2017

USAID Administrator Mark Green visited the Republic of South Sudan September 1-2, and on Friday he met with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir in Juba. Administrator Green stressed the urgent need for President Kiir and his Government to both acknowledge and address the worsening humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Press Roundtable

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:02
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Press Roundtable

Thursday, August 31, 2017

 Thanks to all of you for making it through the rain to come here, I appreciate it.  I've had a couple of great days so far here in Ethiopia, and I'd like to begin by thanking the people of Ethiopia for their incredible hospitality.  Beautiful country -- it's not my first time here, but every time I come back I'm just -- I feel a great sense of welcome.  So, it -- my thanks go out.  This is my first trip abroad as the Administrator of USAID, and I'm glad that that first trip was to Africa.  It's a continent with which, as some of you know, I have a close personal relationship.  It

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 17:57
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat

Thursday, August 31, 2017

USAID Administrator Mark Green met with African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat today in Addis Ababa to discuss partnering on economic growth, security, and sustainable development in Africa.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Press Availability

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:26
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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Press Availability

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I think Feed the Future itself, as an approach, is not simply humanitarian response.  Humanitarian response is important, but we’re all understanding, you want to help people protect themselves and to be strengthened against the potential for future shock and crisis, as a sad reality, Ethiopia seems to get those shocks every few years; not just once a generation.  And so, I think what we’re doing here, these sorts of facilities which create better livelihoods, but also some of the partnership for putting together, including the American business community, agribusiness community is a very smart way of tackling food and security.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks After Meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 09:10
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks After Meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Thursday, August 31, 2017

USAID is committed to helping Ethiopia leverage its human and economic capital, and to harness the power of Ethiopian farms and entrepreneurs to create a more economically prosperous and food-secure Ethiopia. This is why, yesterday, I announced that Ethiopia will be a target country for the next phase of Feed the Future. We look forward to partnering with Ethiopia on Feed the Future venture.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 08:20
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Thursday, August 31, 2017

USAID Administrator Mark Green met today with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Administrator Green and Prime Minister Desalegn discussed U.S. support for Ethiopia's economic development, drought response, and food security.

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Administrator Green Announces Next Phase of Feed the Future on First International Trip

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 06:30
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Administrator Green Announces Next Phase of Feed the Future on First International Trip

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Yesterday, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the selection of 12 target countries for the next phase in America's global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda.

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