Today is: Sat, May 18, 2013
USAID Deputy Administrator Visits Philippines
US AGENCY for International Development (USAid) Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg will be in Manila from May 3-5 as part of the US delegation to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors.
During the annual meeting, Steinberg will participate in a development partners session, where he will share insights on recent changes in global aid architecture and its implications for development cooperation in Asia.
While in the Philippines, he will also travel to Batangas to formally launch USAid’s Cities Development Initiative (CDI), an integral part of the US-Philippines Partnership for Growth (PFG).
CDI takes a unique and cross-cutting approach to promoting inclusive growth in strategically selected cities that include Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, and Batangas.
Steinberg, together with USAid/Philippines Mission Director Gloria D. Steele, will also sign bilateral agreements with the Philippine government to affirm USAid’s support for PFG and continued support for Mindanao development and assistance for conflict-affected areas.
The PFG mobilizes the resources of both governments to address the most serious constraints to economic growth and development in the Philippines.
The initiative will help the Philippines move to a higher, sustained and more inclusive growth trajectory in line with other high-performing emerging economies. (PR)