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October 1, 2021

So, the Biden-Harris Administration is pursuing a comprehensive plan to promote women's economic empowerment, help end gender-based violence, and tackle other inequalities. And so, what I'm here to announce today is the launch of the U.S.-India Alliance for Women's Economic Empowerment, along with the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum and George Washington University. So, we are in this together. This is a new public-private partnership. It'll bring together U.S. and Indian businesses, philanthropies, academic institutions, and civil society. The goal is to support, again, women entrepreneurs, job access, career building, mentorship and so forth.

October 1, 2021

Today, Administrator Samantha Power launched the U.S.-India Alliance for Women’s Economic Empowerment during the Fourth Annual Leadership Summit of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). The Alliance, a public-private partnership between USAID, the U.S Department of State, USISPF, and George Washington University, aims to catalyze business, philanthropic, and civil society commitments to advance women’s entrepreneurship and workforce participation in India.

DFC and USAID Launches USD $55 Million Loan Financing Program
September 23, 2021

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that they are jointly sponsoring a $55 million (approximately 400 crores in Indian rupees) credit guarantee to address the economic impact of COVID-19 by supporting loans to farmer producer organizations, ag-tech companies, and companies engaged in clean energy solutions for the agriculture sector.  The initiative will introduce and support clean technologies for smallholder farmers, particularly women, that improve market linkages and increase incomes while having a positive impact on the environment.

Veena Reddy, Mission Director, USAID/INDIA
September 20, 2021

Hyderabad: Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director to India, Veena Reddy, will begin a multi-day visit to Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam to underscore USAID’s commitment to advance inclusive and equitable development in the region. 

August 31, 2021

With an estimated 2.7 million infection cases in 2019, India has the highest burden of tuberculosis in the world. The numbers are worse for people residing in tribal areas of India -- five times higher than the non-tribal population.


Last updated: July 29, 2022

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