U.S. Agency for International Development

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U.S. Agency for International Development

An agency of the U.S. federal government that provides foreign aid and financial assistance to other countries. It helps after natural disasters and conducts anti-poverty programs in various parts of the world. It was established in 1961.
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The farmers received access to the financing in the amount of $40 million, the USAID representative noted.
Prior to her appointment, Nancy Eslick served in the USAID Mission to Jordan first as Deputy Mission Director and the last two years as Acting Director.
Almas Hyder informed the USAID Mission that LCCI had various meetings with the Prime Minister, other high official and discussed taxation system, ease of doing business and harmonization of taxes.
He expressed these views in quarterly review meeting with USAID, JSI, USP and Chemonics held at a local hotel in Islamabad, said a press release issued here.
Meanwhile, terminating USAID projects in Palestine was viewed by the organization's former Mission Director Dave Harden as demonstrating "again a lack of nuance, sophistication, and appreciation for the complexity of the situation." The US administration, he said, "just gave Hamas more running room." He illustrates perfectly that the distribution of US humanitarian aid is reduced to a crude "do anything to stop or hinder Hamas" formula.
I see this as an excellent investment into the future of Pakistan for which we are all thankful to the USAID'.
In order to support the priority areas of Pakistan by resolving priority issues of water, energy and food security, Centers for Advanced Studies have been established in Islamabad, Sindh and KPK with the investment of USAID. Our objective is to create opportunities for the talented students, faculty and researchers to generate a human resource which are productive in building Pakistan a vibrant socity and exemplary for the upcoming generation.'
"Since 2009, USAID's support has helped over 370,000 residents of Assiut have access to potable water and sanitation," said USAID Egypt Mission Director Sherry Carlin, adding, "The facilities we are inaugurating today will improve the health and living conditions, as well as the livelihoods, of thousands of families."
USAID Deputy Mission Director for Sindh and Balochistan, John Smith-Sreen, and Deputy Director of USAID Karachi Office Michael Hryshchyshyn, along with Director of USAID's Office of Infrastructure and Engineering in Islamabad, Darren Manning also participated, along with officials from the Government of Sindh's Project Management Unit.
USAID launched the US-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development in February 2015 to improve the marketing capacity of four Pakistani value chains; meat, high value and off-season vegetables, mangoes and citrus.
Addressing the mango sector stakeholders at the annual gala here on Tuesday, USAID Mission Director, Jerry Bisson was confident that by facilitating infrastructure upgrades, introducing new technologies and promoting market opportunities, 'we will increase exports to high-end markets, improving revenue for Pakistani mango farmers and exporters'.