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USAID, Ukraine Government Work Together on Energy and Judicial Reform Programs

The U.S. Agency for International Development has worked with Ukraine’s government to create several new programs designed to promote judicial reform and energy sector improvements in Ukraine. Vice President Joe Biden announced that the programs are part of the $220 million U.S. government’s foreign assistance initiative to Ukraine, USAID said Wednesday. The agency stated that …

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Gayle Smith: USAID Contest to Seek Methods, Tools Against Zika Virus

The U.S. Agency for International Development will invest $30 million in a competition for innovators worldwide to help create approaches and technologies to stop the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. USAID Administrator Gayle Smith said Wednesday the agency will seek ideas on how healthcare organizations can stem the Zika outbreak and better prepare for public health threats through Combating …

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Senate Approves Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator

Gayle Smith, senior director at the National Security Council, has received Senate confirmation as the new administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the New York Times reported Monday. Ron Nixon writes the Senate voted 79 to 7 to confirm Smith as a successor to Rajiv Shah, who resigned from …

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Gayle Smith Nominated for USAID Administrator Post

President Barack Obama has nominated Gayle Smith, senior director of development and democracy at the National Security Council since 2009, as the next U.S. Agency for International Development administrator. Smith has led the U.S. government’s international programs to address food security, economic development, health and government transparency issues, the White …

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