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USAID in the News

Submitted by Jessica Scott Administrator Shah took part in the first ever US-India Strategic Dialogue this week. The meeting included a host of senior leaders from both sides.  Dr. Shah discussed development as part of the complex relationship between the two countries. The final 314 American troops from Operation Unified Response were airlifted from Haiti on Tuesday. Even […]

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Bosnia-Herzegovina – searching for paths toward prosperity

submitted by Jonathan Hale Earlier this week, I flew four hours from Moscow to Sarajevo. Bosnia and Herzegovina is mountainous and very green in the spring. While it is a post-conflict country, people here are still in many ways searching for the path towards sustainable peace and prosperity. Divisions still run deep. Life remains segregated […]

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USAID Wins Again!

submitted by LaToya Butler Dr. Rajiv Shah, our Administrator, has just accepted the Combined Federal Campaign’s Annual Summit Award on behalf of the agency for the second consecutive year. The CFC coordinates fund-raising efforts of various charitable organizations so that federal donors will have the opportunity to make charitable contributions through payroll deduction. This year’s campaign: […]

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Stories of economic growth in Africa

Economic growth is critical to reducing poverty and building a better future. The African Growth and Opportunity Act was signed into law 10 years ago to support free markets and growing economies throughout Africa, and USAID has been building on AGOA by supporting entrepreneurs, promoting exports, and creating trade networks. And the results have been […]

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U.S.-Russia Cooperation on International Disaster Response

U.S.-Russia Cooperation on International Disaster Response

On Friday, May 28th, FEMA Deputy Administrator Timothy Manning and I signed a work plan with the Russian government to expand bilateral cooperation through 2012 on responding to international disasters and humanitarian crises.  The signing in Moscow concluded the annual meeting of the U.S.-Russia Joint Committee for Emergency Management and Disaster Response.  This committee was […]

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USAID – The Week Ahead

June 2:  Administrator Shah will be the keynote speaker at the Interaction Forum 2010, which is being held at the  Washington Convention Center.  Several other USAID officials will speak on topics such as food security and the response to the Haiti earthquake. June 3:  Administrator Shah will give brief remarks at the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue […]

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Russians are Committed to Improving Energy Efficiency and Protecting their Environment

by Jonathan Hale Energy and environmental issues have been a key focus of my visit to Russia this week.  I had the great opportunity to meet with officials at the Ministry of Energy, which is responsible for improving energy efficiency in Russia, as well as with civic leaders from environmental groups and the Institute for […]

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A Postcard from Dhaka

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah’s visit to Bangladesh. USAID Administrator, Dr. Rajiv Shah, visited Bangladesh May 25-26th to participate in the opening of the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum, hosted by the Government of Bangladesh and launched by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. During his visit, he met with bilateral and multilateral development partners from the UN, […]

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USAID Helps Serbia Go Hollywood

This post was submitted by David Kahrmann, USAID’s Development Outreach Communications officer in Belgrade, Serbia. Film production putting Serbia on the map “For all the right reasons” Serbia is back. After years of being off the beaten path, the rest of the world is waking up to the fact that Serbia is a pretty hip […]

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USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Jonathan Hale Visit to Russia – May 2010

This marks my first trip to Russia since I took on the role of Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Europe and Eurasia Bureau. I’m very pleased to be back here, at a time when there is a lot of optimism about the “reset” in U.S.-Russia relations. Today I met with Russian experts and NGOs that […]

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