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Rajiv Shah

Dr. Rajiv Shah serves as the 16th Administrator of USAID and leads the efforts of more than 8,000 professionals in 80 missions around the world.

Homepage: http://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/organization/rajiv-shah

Protecting the Lives of Women and Girls: London Summit on Family Planning

Today I joined leaders from around the world at the London Summit on Family Planning to commit to the goal of providing 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries with lifesaving contraceptives, information, and services by 2020. This Summit comes at a crucial time, following up to last month’s Child Survival Call to Action. […]

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Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Morrill Act

Today we celebrate the visionary leadership of President Abraham Lincoln in signing the Morrill Act 150 years ago.  Even as our nation prepared to enter one of the most brutal and challenging periods of its existence, President Lincoln demonstrated a powerful understanding that America’s success would depend on investment in the agricultural development of its […]

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Ending Child Mortality

Originally posted as an OpEd in Politico. Actor Ben Affleck is founder and director of the Eastern Congo Initiative. Rajiv Shah is administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.  More than 7 million children — most of them in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia — are expected to die this year before reaching their fifth […]

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1,000 Photos

As of today, 1,000 people around the world have posted photos of their 5th birthday in support of the Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday awareness campaign. From Secretary Hillary Clinton and Kay Warren to Tony Hawk and Mandy Moore, government representatives, faith-based and civil society leaders, celebrity activists and athletes have uploaded photos of themselves at […]

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Winning the Fight Against HIV in Children

Originally published at Blog.AIDS.gov. Over thirty years ago, when the fight against HIV first began, the outlook for tackling the pandemic was bleak. Across the world, AIDS was seen as a death sentence. Within just a few years, it had devastated communities from the United States to South Africa. But the world continued to fight, […]

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Launch of Pakistan’s National Reading Program

This week in Pakistan, I joined Ambassador Cameron Munter, Senior Minister Pir Mazhar-Ul-Haq of the Government of Sindh Education and Literacy Department and local leaders in launching a National Reading Program. The program will help improve reading and math skills for nearly seven million children, mobilize communities to strengthen school management and support the development of three […]

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My 2012 Annual Letter: Elevating Development within America’s Foreign Policy

About a year ago, I decided to write an annual letter to share some of the work our Agency does saving lives and improving human welfare around the world. I also wanted to describe some of the priorities we’ve set and tough choices we’ve made in order to deliver meaningful results for and on behalf […]

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An Alliance for Global Development

Originally posted on the White House Blog.  When Prime Minister Cameron meets President Obama in Washington today it will have been ten months since our two countries signed a new Partnership for Global Development. The partnership outlines specific areas where we are focusing our collective efforts, reaffirming our commitment to saving lives and improving human […]

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Nothing about us without us.

One year ago—on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day—we committed to updating a 30-year-old policy on women in development and provide new guidance for how to better integrate gender equality and female empowerment initiatives across our work. We also promised to develop new indicators and evaluation systems to accurately measure the impact of our […]

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USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah Honors the Life, Memory of U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne

A statement on the passing of a true advocate of USAID’s work, Rep. Donald M. Payne of New Jersey. “There have been few greater friends of USAID than Rep. Donald M. Payne. Mr. Payne beat the drum of dignity and civil rights for women and girls from Rwanda and Afghanistan to Colombia and Morocco. He […]

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