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August 7, 2017

CAMRIS International Welcomes Ambassador Mark Green as USAID Administrator

CAMRIS International welcomes Ambassador Mark Andrew Green as the 18th Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Ambassador Green brings deep experience in diplomacy and development.

Representing Wisconsin, Ambassador Green served from 1999 to 2007 in the US House of Representatives, where he was a member of the judiciary and foreign affairs committees. During his term in Congress, he played a key role in crafting legislation that led to the establishment of the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPAR). President George W. Bush subsequently named him ambassador to Tanzania, where he oversaw PEPFAR programs and the implementation of the approximately $700 million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact, the largest compact in any country in the world. Next, President Barack Obama appointed him to the MCC Board of Directors, and in 2011 he became the senior director of the US Global Leadership Council, where he directed efforts to strengthen US leadership in the world via diplomacy and development investments. More recently, Ambassador Green served as the president of the International Republican Institute (IRI), where he led the nongovernmental organization in advancing freedom and democracy worldwide, and as co-chair for the Consensus on Development Reform, where he worked to improve the US approach to foreign assistance.  

Ambassador Green has long sought to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, and accountability in foreign assistance. We look forward to him bringing his bipartisan outlook and impressive credentials to the role of Administrator.

CAMRIS has a long history of partnering with USAID in the areas of Global Health, Agriculture, Food Security, Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Democracy and Governance, and Humanitarian Assistance. We are excited to continue our strong relationship with the Agency under his stewardship.