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Hillary Clinton to join Shah to announce new USAID development lab

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, will join U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah in New York Thursday to announce the establishment of a “U.S. Global Development Lab” that will include agriculture.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton
Clinton will give the keynote address at the event because “she has been a strong supporter of the use of science, innovation, and partnerships to further U.S development goals,” USAID said.

Shah will discuss how the lab will support “breakthrough solutions” in water, health, food security, nutrition, energy education and climate change, USAID said.

USAID is working with 30 corporations and nongovernment organizations it calls “cornerstone partners” to 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 total amount of investment involved is $30 billion, USAID sa