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Jun 04, 2012, 13:21 ET

USAID to Host Groundbreaking International Development Forum

Frontiers in Development to be held June 11 – 13 at Georgetown University  The United States Agency for International...

May 31, 2012, 18:27 ET
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USAID Hosts its First "Crowdsourcing" Event To Clean, Map, and Share Agency Data

From June 1-3, volunteers will virtually collaborate with USAID staff to review Agency data on specific USAID economic growth activities, and...

Mar 20, 2012, 10:35 ET

USAID Releases Report to Congress on U.S. Government International Foreign Assistance for Tuberculosis (TB); Hosts Voices of TB Panel

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released its annual report to Congress on U.S. Government (USG)...

Nov 16, 2011, 15:35 ET
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USAID and Partners to Launch Child Literacy Challenge

TV Host Alex Trebek to serve as Master of Ceremonies On Friday, November 18 during International Education Week, U.S. Agency for International...

Nov 09, 2011, 17:31 ET
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USAID Administrator Shah to Discuss Global Hunger, Innovation, and University Partnerships in San Francisco, California

On Monday, November 14, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah heads to San Francisco, California for a two-day visit. Dr. Shah will deliver a...

Oct 26, 2011, 07:30 ET
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Dr. Jill Biden Joins USAID and Ad Council to Debut FWD Campaign for the Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Campaign featuring Uma Thurman, Geena Davis, Josh Hartnett and Chanel Iman premieres at the White House In response to the drought and famine in...

Oct 20, 2011, 14:26 ET
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USAID Announces Strengthened Alliance with HP

The U.S. Agency for International Development and HP today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that is intended to help...

Oct 20, 2011, 14:14 ET
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USAID, Swiss Re Partnership Targets Hunger, Natural Disasters

USAID and Swiss Re today announced a three-year partnership to help vulnerable communities fight hunger, build resilience to climate change, and...

Oct 20, 2011, 13:00 ET
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USAID and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Join Forces to Help Small-Scale Coffee Growers

The U.S. Agency for International Development and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffeemakers,...

Oct 18, 2011, 13:31 ET
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USAID Partners With Kimberly-Clark to Help Babies and Moms in Andean Nations

The U.S. Agency for International Development and Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a global manufacturer of health and hygiene products, announced...

Oct 17, 2011, 15:08 ET
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Sweet Deal Signed by USAID and Kraft Foods

Five-year Partnership to raise incomes for 10,000 small-scale cacao famers. The U.S. Agency for International Development and Kraft Foods...

Oct 14, 2011, 15:31 ET
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USAID Administrator Shah Delivers Remarks at Morehouse College, Recognizes Coca-Cola for Leadership in Private-Public Partnership

Today, in Atlanta, Georgia, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah delivered remarks at Morehouse...

Oct 06, 2011, 17:28 ET
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USAID Deputy Administrator Steinberg Meets with President Lobo of Honduras

Today U.S. Agency for International Development Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg and President Porfirio Lobo Sosa of Honduras met to discuss...

Sep 28, 2011, 10:52 ET
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USAID Partnership Establishes African Agricultural Fund

Agency joins Gates, Gatsby, J.P. Morgan, Rockefeller and others to help agriculture-based businesses in Africa As East Africa struggles with...

Sep 22, 2011, 15:43 ET
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USAID Administrator Shah to Host Forum with UK's Mitchell

Please join USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development at the United Kingdom's...

Sep 20, 2011, 15:50 ET
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USAID Administrator Shah to Host Forum with UK's Mitchell

Please join USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development at the United Kingdom's...

Sep 20, 2011, 12:44 ET
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U.S. Statement on Drought, Desertification, and Land Degradation

Dr.  Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered the following statement on behalf of the...

Sep 20, 2011, 12:13 ET
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Peanut-based Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Foods Will Help Feed Hungry Children in the Horn of Africa

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the American Peanut...

Sep 19, 2011, 13:35 ET
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USAID and Ad Council to Announce Awareness Campaign for the Crisis in the Horn of Africa

In response to the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has partnered with the Ad...

Sep 14, 2011, 17:18 ET
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USAID Administrator Shah to Discuss Banking, Farming, Health and Housing During Travels to Haiti

 USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will travel to Haiti September 15 to discuss USAID's long-term strategy for helping the nation recover...