More USAID Articles

  • Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday. The audit by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Agency for International...

  • Corruption, kidnappings hurt $200m U.S. effort to help Afghanistan collect customs revenue

    Nearly $200 million in U.S. tax dollars and five years of effort to fight corruption in Afghanistan's customs system may be "irrevocably lost" when the U.S. leaves the country, according to a new report by an internal government watchdog.

  • Hillary Clinton 'would have loved' to spend 25% of federal budget on foreign aid

    Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of State and leading Democratic presidential candidate, said Thursday that she “would have loved” to spend 25 percent of the federal budget on foreign aid to overseas countries while the nation's top diplomat. At a USAID event in New York to push for...

  • Jason Chaffetz rips USAID over 'slush fund' to Afghan government

    A U.S. House member from Utah expressed shock Thursday over what he called "lobbying money" paid to the government of Afghanistan in exchange for laws or programs the U.S. government wants but the Afghan government wouldn't otherwise enact. Last year, the U.S. Agency for International...

  • White House: 'Cuban Twitter' project was not a 'covert program'

    The White House on Thursday denied that a U.S government backed project to create a Twitter-like social media network in Cuba was a “covert program.” “Suggestions this was a covert program are wrong,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney. “Congress funds democracy...

  • U.S. goes high-tech to help oversee Afghan aid work

    Faced with the ongoing exit of American troops from Afghanistan, the top U.S. aid agency wants to step up its use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects that aid workers no longer will be able to observe with their own eyes.

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