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USAID-MASHAV Global Partnership Memorandum of Understanding

(August 21, 2019)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz to strengthen the global partnership in development between the two countries. Building on the long-standing and deep friendship between the United States and Israel, this MOU showcases democratic, shared values, and a commitment to supporting governments, civil society, and the private sector.

The MOU establishes a framework for increased development cooperation in the following areas:

  • Leveraging the American and Israeli private sectors to help increase employment opportunities and build resilient communities; and
  • Furthering development cooperation in water, education, technology, science, agriculture, cyber-security, and humanitarian assistance.

With this MOU, USAID and MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, pledge to strengthen and expand cooperation by bringing to bear each country's unique expertise and comparative advantage.

The MOU is a groundbreaking step that will elevate Israel’s standing in the world and broaden Israel-US partnership on mutual development priorities in third-party countries.

Sources: USAID, (August 21, 2019);
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (August 21, 2019).