Center for International Private Enterprise Statement on the Nomination of Ambassador Mark Green to be Administrator of USAID

May 11, 2017 (All day)
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Ken Jaques, (202) 721-9245

Washington, D.C. – The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) today welcomed the nomination of Ambassador Mark Green to be the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and congratulates Ambassador Green on the Trump Administration’s selection of him to this important position.

“We at CIPE are excited by Ambassador Green’s nomination to head USAID.  Mark has a unique blend of experience and expertise in both traditional development work and in the democracy and governance space,” Andrew Wilson, CIPE’s managing director said. “As a former U.S. Ambassador, he also understands the important influence that U.S. embassies and USAID missions can have in emerging market countries helping those governments improve their business climates and encourage more open, competitive economies that spur sustainable growth and alleviate poverty.”

Ambassador Green’s experience as a Member of Congress, as U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania and his leadership of the Initiative for Global Development makes him uniquely qualified to lead an agency that has a global reach and provides many different types of vital assistance to countries and people in need.  As a fellow core institute of the National Endowment for Democracy, CIPE recognizes Mark’s strong record of leadership on democracy and governance during his service as president of the International Republican Institute.

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, democratic governance, business advocacy, and anti-corruption & ethics.

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