Tag Archives | U.S. Agency for International Development

US, Iraqi Ministry of Health Sign Agreement

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Iraqi Ministry of Health, outlining U.S. support for the Ministry to strengthen its service delivery and overall management. The agreement is part of the U.S. commitment to support efforts by the Government of Iraq to improve […]

US Promotes Growth Through Tijara Program

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Stephen Beecroft (pictured) and USAID Deputy Mission Director David Harden celebrated on February 25 the completion of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) five-year, $192 million Provincial Economic Growth Program-Tijara. Through partnership and joint cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Trade, project beneficiaries, and representatives from microfinance institutions, the Tijara […]

US and Health Ministry to Improve Healthcare

The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Iraqi Ministry of Health, hosted the Second Annual Conference of Primary Health Care and Preventive Medicine in Baghdad February 26 - 27. The Iraqi Minister of Health, Dr. Majeed Hamad Ameen, and USAID Deputy Mission Director, David Harden, attended the conference. USAID […]

US, Iraqi Govts Work for Business-Friendly Environment

The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and working with the Government of Iraq (GOI) and private sector leaders, has launched the second phase of the Iraqi Solutions for Administrative and Regulatory Reform (ISRAR) project at Nahrain University. The Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council Dr. Thamer Al Ghadhban, and […]

Report on USAID Tijara Growth Program

Since its launch in April 2008, the USAID-Tijara Provincial Economic Growth Program has used an integrated approach to economic development that combines financial incentives with educational opportunities to spur private sector development in Iraq. Tijara, which means trade in Arabic, is a multi-faceted USAID program that works in the areas of sustainable microfinance, bank lending […]

US-Sponsored Training Strengthens Financial Sector in Iraq

The U.S. Mission in Iraq, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Financial Development Project, is working with the Iraqi banking industry to help banks improve best practices. The U.S. Mission invited seven banks from across Iraq for the January 21-28 launch of the first in a series of 20 training seminars in […]

US to Assist Iraq with Elections

On January 21, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) formalizing its cooperation to develop IHEC’s institutional capacity in the areas of strategic planning, electoral management, and external relations through the Elections Support Project. Under […]

Microfinance Conference Focuses on Economic & Social Advancement

From October 23 - 24, 2012, the U.S. Mission in Iraq, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and in cooperation with the Iraqi Microfinance Network, will host the Inclusive Financial Services Stakeholders’ Conference at the Rotana Hotel in Erbil. The conference theme is “Iraqi Microfinance – The Path to Economic and Social Advancement”. […]

US, Iraq Sign MoU on Disadvantaged Populations

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement to provide adequate protection and assistance to displaced persons and help the Ministry provide improved services to internally displaced persons and refugees. The MOU […]

US, KRG Sign Agreement for Cooperation on Health

On September 25, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Kurdish Regional Government's (KRG) of Iraq Ministries of Health and Planning supporting the KRG's efforts to improve primary health care, as called for under the U.S. - Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement. The […]

US, Iraq to Cooperate on Education in Iraq

On September 20, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iraq’s Ministry of Education, outlining a partnership to support Iraqi efforts to improve primary education, as called for under the U.S. – Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement. The MOU was signed by the Minister […]

Iraqi Co. for Financing SMEs Tops $26m in Loans

This week the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will reach a significant milestone in its efforts to support Iraqi businesses. Loans extended by Iraqi Company for Financing Small and Medium Enterprises (ICF-SME) to develop or expand small businesses will reach a total of $26 million or ID 30.18 billion. […]