Topic: Rajiv Shah
Ahead of the G-8 summit, President Obama will unveil a new public-private partnership with DuPont, Monsanto, and Cargill, and almost 20 companies from Africa, to help farmers build local markets and fight hunger.
The Somalia famine has spread to the Bay region, where acute malnutrition afflicts a majority of children, the UN says. Aid experts say the starving are losing the strength to reach refugee camps.
09/06/2011 05:21 pm
At the UN Wednesday, President Obama unveiled a plan to revitalize US foreign aid programs, which have been marginalized since the end of the cold war.
09/22/2010 09:49 pm
Entrepreneurs from more than 50 countries gathered at the summit on entrepreneurship in Washington to learn how individual action can expand opportunity, especially in the Muslim world.
04/27/2010 03:10 pm
The US healthcare reform law creates much more paperwork for insurance firms – and plenty of new business for Indian outsourcing companies.
03/25/2010 11:26 am
The United States and the United Nations are paying for thousands of new jobs to speed earthquake cleanup, put cash in people's pockets, and help the private sector recover.
02/02/2010 07:48 pm
The US response to the Haiti earthquake will be important for America's – and President Obama's – image in the region.
01/13/2010 05:47 pm
The US military is putting other ships on standby. In addition to assessing Haiti earthquake damage, officials are also keeping a close eye on the country's security and stability.
01/13/2010 02:36 pm
Senate confirms Rajiv Shah, a food security expert, to head USAID, a key development agency. One task: help devise a strategy for infusion of new foreign aid to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
12/24/2009 04:25 pm
USAID has been without an administrator since Obama took office. Rajiv Shah could bring innovative thinking to USAID, but he probably will not have the gravitas to make USAID more of a force in Washington.
11/11/2009 12:00 am