Recent Site Articles
Open Data and Entrepreneurship – The Best of Both Worlds
by Ariel Smilowitz, Innovation and Development Alliances Intern on 12th December 2013
The benefits of open data and transparency are uniquely visible within the entrepreneurial world. Data is what fuels innovators’ work.
Saving Lives of Children, Unburdening Economies & Shrinking the Malaria Map (for Good)
by Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, USN (retired) U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator on 12th December 2013
Global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality by half in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Malaria Report 2013 published by the World Health Organization (WHO). Nearly 70% of these lives saved were in the 10 countries with the highest malaria burden, and among children under 5 years of age – the group most affected by the disease.
Building the Foundation for a Two-State Solution
by Alina Romanowski, Deputy Assistant Administrator USAID Bureau for the Middle East on 11th December 2013
Last month I visited USAID’s West Bank and Gaza Mission and witnessed how our diverse programs bring tangible benefits to the lives of Palestinians. I came away from another whirlwind visit certain that USAID’s work helps build the foundation for peace.
Cash-for-Work Builds Livelihoods
by Robert Sauers, Development Outreach Communications Specialist, USAID on 11th December 2013
It invades the farmlands in the Kelafe district of the Somali Region of Ethiopia, and it has been identified as the single most important factor contributing to livelihood vulnerability of local communities. What is it?
Empowering Health Workers to Improve Service Delivery in Uganda
by Sarah Dwyer, Communications Manager, and Carol Bales, Communications Officer, CapacityPlus/IntraHealth International on 11th December 2013
Agnes Masagwayi has a fierce determination to give her community the best possible care. But as a clinical health officer in Mbale District, Uganda, she knows how difficult it can be.
LGBT Rights in Jamaica: A Conversation with Maurice Tomlinson
by Regina Jun, Gender Advisor for the Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean and Maurice Tomlinson, Attorney-at-Law on 10th December 2013
Regina Jun, Gender Advisor for the Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean, spoke with Maurice Tomlinson, who is an Attorney-at-Law, law lecturer on sexual rights, and HIV/AIDS advocate.