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  • Women’s Commitment to Community Health: Nutrition, Education, and Vaccinations in Partnership with USAID

    Dr. Biden recounts her first stop on her trip to India -- visiting the settlement of Kachhpura in Agra.

  • Vice President Biden Discusses U.S. Engagement with the Asia-Pacific Region

    On Thursday, the Vice President visited The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. to discuss the Administration's engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Powering Africa

    President Obama visits the Ubungo Symbion Power Plant in Dar es Salaam to highlight a new initiative called Power Africa, which aims to double the number of people across the continent who have access to power.

  • President Obama Visits Senegal

    In Senegal, President Obama meets with President Mackey Sall, discusses the importance of the rule of law with regional judicial leaders, and visits Goree Island

  • Traveling to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania

    Yesterday, President Obama, his family, and the U.S. delegation traveled to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, as part of our commitment to invest in Africa’s development and its people. It is my first trip to these countries, and I look forward to meeting new faces from each country.

  • Open Data Going Global

    The Open Data Charter outlines principles that member countries—the US, UK, France, Canada, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Japan–will act on, including an expectation that all government data will be published openly by default, and that signatories will work to increase the quality, quantity, and re-use of released data. The G8 Open Data charter builds upon recent historic steps the US has taken domestically.

  • New Tools to Help the Hungry and Malnourished

    Last week, following the publishing of a new series on maternal and child nutrition in the medical journal The Lancet , governments, donors, non-profits, academia, and the private sector came together to focus on undernutrition at events in London and Washington, DC. The events provided an opportunity for the United States and other participants to highlight existing and planned actions to address undernutrition.

  • Announcing the National Impact Initiative at the UK’s G8 Social Impact Investing Forum

    Yesterday, at the G8 Social Impact Investing Forum in London, the Obama Administration launched the National Impact Initiative (NII).

  • President Obama Announces Additional Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian People

    President Obama announced today that he has approved a new round of humanitarian assistance, an additional $155 million to provide for the urgent and pressing needs of civilians in Syria and refugees forced to flee the violence of the Assad regime. This brings America’s contribution to date to $365 million, making the United States the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.

  • USAID Launches Development Labs at Seven Universities

    Last week, OSTP Director John P. Holdren joined USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah in launching the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) – a groundbreaking partnership between USAID and seven top universities that is designed to harness the ingenuity of faculty and students to help solve global development challenges.