U.S. Agency for International Development and 29 Partner Organizations Launch U.S. Global Development Lab to Help End Extreme Poverty by 2030

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers keynote address at launch event in New York

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On April 3, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will announce the establishment of the U.S. Global Development Lab at an event in New York City. The launch event will feature a keynote address by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has been a strong supporter of the use of science, innovation, and partnerships to further U.S development goals. The Lab and its 30 inaugural Cornerstone Partners - representing $30 billion in investments - will advance a science-and-technology based approach to development, creating a new global marketplace of innovations and taking them to scale to help end extreme poverty by 2030. The event will take place at New World Stages.

Administrator Shah will discuss how the Lab will support breakthrough solutions in water, health, food security and nutrition, energy, education, and climate change, reaching 200 million people in the next five years.

Administrator Shah and key partners will be available for media opportunities following the speaking program. 

 

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