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August 8, 2017

USAID Welcomes Ambassador Mark Green as our new Administrator

We’re excited to announce the confirmation of Ambassador Mark Green as USAID’s new administrator. Ambassador Green highlights his vision for USAID in the welcome video above. We also invite you to learn more about the experiences that have shaped his perspectives on American foreign assistance in the “7 Facts You Might Not Know About USAID’s New Administrator” blog.

You can now follow the new administrator on Twitter at @USAIDMarkGreen. Continue to find stories and information on USAID’s work on Twitter and Facebook.

Read the August 8, 2017 edition of the Impact Newsletter.

Newsletter Archive




  • July/August 2014: U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
  • June 2014: Acting On The Call - Let Girls Learn - Global Citizen
  • May 2014: Annual Letter - Ending Extreme Poverty - Feed The Future
  • April 2014: Global Development Lab - Afghan Elections


  • November 26, 2013: Ending Extreme Poverty - USAID Mobilizes Typhoon Response - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Celebrating Entrepreneurship Week at USAID
  • September 19, 2013: Fall Semester Tour Starts in Arkansas, North Carolina - Walmart, USAID Team Up to Back Farmers in Developing World - MDG Countdown and Persons with Disabilities on U.N. General Assembly Agenda - Celebrating International Day of Democracy - Working to End Preventable Child Deaths in Latin America - Innovation...We Got That - Career Openings at USAID
  • September 4, 2013: USAID & Starbucks Support Colombian Small-Coffee Farmers - Working Together for Malnutrition - Agency Official Talks Syria Aid on Middle East Trip - Helping Children in Adversity - Focusing on Water - Delivering on Results - Gearing up for the Fall Semester at USAID - Bangladesh: Mission of the Month Spotlight - World Humanitarian Day - Career Openings at USAID
  • August 12, 2013: Global Education Takes Center Stage - "Saving Lives" Aim of Award Winners - U.S. Increases Syria Aid - Celebrating International Youth Day - Welcome to the Data Revolution - Roundtable Seeks Solutions to Extreme Poverty - Agency Swears in 4 New Mission Directors
  • July 30, 2013: Feed the Future: Growing Innovation, Harvesting Results - USAID Launches New Gender Program in Afghanistan - Humanitarian Concerns - Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge - U.S. Economic Assistance to Eastern Europe and Eurasia Marks 20 Years - Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Visits USAID - USAID In The News
  • July 15, 2013: Administrator Shah Travels with President Obama to Africa - Feed The Future Report Launch - Agency Steps Up Cholera Fight - Career Openings at USAID - USAID In The News
  • June 24, 2013: $300 Million in Additional Assistance for Syria - New Partnership to Improve Connectivity in Latin America - Administrator Shah Travels to India with Secretary Kerry - Working to Spur Economic Growth in Haiti - Comment on our draft BioDiversity Policy - Career Openings at USAID - USAID in the News - Upcoming Events
  • May 24, 2013: USAID Launches Water Strategy and Announces DIV WASH Grantees - Chicago Council on Global Affairs Symposium - Report Launches on Mobile Technology in Afghanistan - Innovative Partnership Announced to Speed-up Delivery of Life-Saving Medicines to Developing World - USAID Partners with Qualcomm to Combat Development Challenges - Public ACVFA Meeting Announced: June 12, 2013 - Career Openings at USAID - USAID In the News - Help us Get to 100,000 Followers on Facebook
  • April 26, 2013: USAID Administrator Shah Testifies on the President's FY14 Budget Request - USAID Commemorates World Malaria Day - USAID In The News - Career Opportunity
  • April 12, 2013: Food Aid Reform is Focus of President's 2014 Budget - Save the Children Advocacy Summit in D.C. - Event Marks New LGBT Partnership - CTIP White House Events and Field Guide Release - Land Rights Conference Held at World Bank - USAID In The News
  • March 29, 2013: First Ever USAID Forward Progress Report is Released, Marking World TB Day,Global Health Journal Launched, Deputy Administrator Steinberg Visits Bangladesh and Thailand to Engage on Climate Change and LGBT Issues, USAID In the News
  • March 15, 2013: This year's International Women's Day theme was A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence against Women. A human rights violation that often targets the most vulnerable among us, gender-based violence (GBV), limits individual and societal development with high human and economic costs. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime, with rates of abuse reaching 70 percent in some countries.
  • March 1, 2013: U.S. Government Historic Visit to Somalia, Administrator Shah Travels to India and Burma, USAID Wins Mobile Development Award, International Women's Day: Call for Your Photos, DC Details, USAID In the News
  • February 15, 2013: USAID Welcomes Secretary of State Kerry, State of the Union Calls for the Elimination of Extreme Poverty, New Public-Private Partnership Launched in El Salvador, A New Investment Model for Afghanistan, Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention Announces First-Round Winners, USAID Participates in 2013 Social Media Week, USAID In the News
  • February 1, 2013: Bidding Secretary Clinton Farewell, Additional Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian People, USAID Participates in 2013 Social Media Week, USAID In the News
  • January 18, 2013: African Nations Renew Their Promise to Reduce Childhood Mortality, Administrator Shah Travels to Nigeria, Ongoing Efforts for Syrian Crisis, Counter-Trafficking in Persons Campus Challenge Event at Arizona State University, Situation in Afghanistan Improving


  • December 14, 2012: New Opportunities for Higher Education in Burma, White House Hosts Development Datajam, Deputy Administrator Steinberg Visits Latin America, Harnessing Agricultural Innovation, USAID In The News
  • November 30, 2012: Administrator Shah Travels to Turkey to Visit Syrian Refugees, Historic Presidential Visit to Burma Highlights USAID Mission, 2012 World AIDS Day for AIDS-Free Generation, D.C. Details: Upcoming Events
  • November 2, 2012: Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts in Haiti, New USAID Youth Policy, Secretary Clinton Visits Haiti, Devex Impact, Atrocity Prevention, USAID in the News
  • October 19, 2012: World Food Prize: Innovating for Impact, Celebrating International Day of the Girl, A Campus Challenge for Atrocity & Counter-Trafficking, New USAID Graduate Fellowship
  • October 5, 2012: Fall Semester: Virtual Classroom on Mobile Money, Community Building in the Central African Republic, Citizen Security in Latin America, Global Impact Investing, USAID in the News
  • September 21, 2012: What Could be Better than Cash?, USAID Goes to the UN, USAID's Fall Semester, Hacking for Hunger, Neglected Tropical Diseases, FrontLines: Youth and Technology
  • September 7, 2012: United States Provides Additional Aid to Help Syrians, Administrator Shah Leads U.S. Delegation to Yemen Donor Conference, Celebrating International Literacy Day, USAID Returns to Burma after 24 Years, Utilizing Mobile Technology to Strengthen Education, Providing Disaster Relief to Iranians
  • August 24, 2012: World Humanitarian Day, Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria, Addressing Gender-Based Violence Globally, From the White House: Presidential Innovation Fellows, Ready To Use Therapeutic Food, Providing Disaster Relief to Iranians
  • August 10, 2012: A Vision for "Open Source Development", Olympic Gold Medalist is USAID Development Champion, Ramadan Nights: Feeding the Future, USAID in the News
  • July 27, 2012: USAID Participates in 2012 AIDS Week, One Year Later: Humanitarian Response in the Horn of Africa, Celebrating the work of American Diaspora Communities, FrontLines: The Economic Growth Issue, USAID In the News
  • July 13, 2012: World Leaders Reaffirm Commitment to Afghanistan, London Family Planning Summit, How We Can End Preventable Child Deaths, New Land Tenure Podcast from the Editors of FrontLines, USAID in the News
  • June 29, 2012: Humanitarian and Development Assistance for Yemen: On the Ground, New Data on Foreign Assistance Dashboard, The Power of the Crowd, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Progress, Promise, and Peril, USAID in the News
  • June 15, 2012: Exploring the Frontiers in Development, Call to Action: A Promise Renewed, The New, The Next Grand Challenge: Powering Agriculture, USAID Closes Panama Mission, UNICEF Chief Discusses Child Survival, USAID in the News