Sunday, January 15, 2012

USAID pledges $922 million to Bangladesh by 2016

Daily Star (Bangladesh): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide $922 million to Bangladesh over the next five years to help the country address food security, health and global climate change.

The health sector will receive the largest assistance of $312 million, while USAID will spend $269 million for food security, $210 million for humanitarian assistance, $66 million for strengthening democracy and governance and $63 million for climate change.

USAID Bangladesh Mission Director Richard Greene unveiled the agency's new five-year strategy from 2011 to 2016 for the nation at an event at Radisson Hotel in Dhaka yesterday.

The US government's development agency organised the event to celebrate its 50 years of global assistance and 40 years with Bangladesh.

“Bangladesh has made tremendous success in promoting child health and family planning and became one of a few countries who have achieved some of the millennium development goals," Greene said. "USAID has successes in marketing family planning products at affordable prices."...

Nymphaea pubescens, the national flower of Bangladesh, shot by Bernard Loison, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license

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