Administrator Samantha Power Arrives in Armenia

Administrator Samantha Power arrived today in Armenia to affirm U.S. support for Armenia’s sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and democracy and to address humanitarian needs stemming from the recent violence in Nagorno-Karabakh. Administrator Power is joined by U.S. Department of State Acting Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Yuri Kim. The United States continues to ... Read More»

Administrator Samantha Power’s First Day in Yerevan, Armenia

For Immediate Release Office of Press Relations Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Readout The below is attributable to Spokesperson Jessica Jennings:‎ Administrator Power arrived in Yerevan, Armenia on September 25 to reaffirm the U.S. government’s partnership with the people of Armenia; underscore the United States’ commitment to Armenia’s sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and democracy; and to ... Read More»

United States Activates a Disaster Assistance Response Team to Respond to Humanitarian Needs in the South Caucasus

For Immediate Release Office of Press Relations Thursday, September 28, 2023 Statement by Administrator Samantha Power This week, I traveled to Armenia to hear directly from the people fleeing their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh in the wake of Azerbaijan’s September 19-20 attacks. The United States is deeply concerned about the safety of vulnerable populations in ... Read More»

USAID and Government of Armenia Extend Two Bilateral Agreements to Advance US-Armenia Strategic Dialogue

Yerevan, Armenia – On May 8, following the U.S.-Armenia Strategic Dialogue in Yerevan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Armenia signed extensions to two bilateral agreements to support Armenia’s private sector and democratic development. USAID Bureau for Europe and Eurasia’s Deputy Assistant Administrator Alexander Sokolowski, USAID/Armenia Mission Director Deborah ... Read More»

USAID Launches Rural Economic Development – New Economic Opportunities Program

Yerevan, Armenia – On April 22, 2019, USAID, the Center for Agribusiness & Rural Development (CARD), and partners marked the official launch of the new Rural Economic Development – New Economic Opportunities (RED-NEO) Program in Armenia. U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Lynne M. Tracy, and representative of the Armenian Government delivered opening remarks at the kick-off ... Read More»

Op-Ed by USAID Armenia Mission Director Deborah Grieser

Partners and Friends, It is my great honor to lead the USAID Mission in Armenia. Since 1992, USAID has partnered with the Government of Armenia and its citizens to address a variety of challenges.  Over 25 years, USAID assistance and USAID’s partnership with Armenia has evolved to respond to Armenia’s changing needs in its transition ... Read More»

The USAID Tax Reform Project Marks Completion, Leaves Behind a “Revolutionary Partnership”

Yerevan, Armenia – For the past four years USAID has been working with the Ministry of Finance to transform Armenia’s tax regulations and the administration of the tax code to ensure increased transparency. USAID’s Tax Reform Project, started in 2012 to help modernize Armenia’s tax collection infrastructure to offer better and more efficient services to ... Read More»

USAID Completes Successful Effort to Improve Social Protection System

Yerevan, Armenia – More than 700,000 Armenians have access to an improved social safety net thanks to the USAID-funded Pension Reform Implementation Program (PRIP), which marked the completion of its activities on November 9. The four-year program worked with the Government of Armenia and local partners to make the country’s social protection system more efficient, ... Read More»
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