Recent Site Articles
Burgers and Business Give At-Risk Honduran Youth Hope
by Jillian Slutzker on 27th March 2015
The stigma associated with being a former gang member or living in a violent neighborhood can prevent youth from getting jobs in established businesses. A USAID program helps them reintegrate into society through entrepreneurship.
Here’s What Happens When Global Hunger Meets American Ingenuity
by Feed the Future on 26th March 2015
Smart development in action: Agriculture is proving to be a win-win for the United States, developing countries and the world as a whole.
Reach, Cure, Prevent to End TB
by Ariel Pablos-Mendez on 24th March 2015
USAID is committed to a TB-free world. Join us on World TB Day 2015 to reach, cure and prevent to end TB.
Truth, Justice and Development
by Andrew Solomon on 24th March 2015
Today is the International Day for the Dignity of Victims. USAID joins those honoring the victims and survivors of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture, sexual violence, mass displacement, and other rights violations.
A city in need: A case study of climate change adaptation from Mozambique
by Colin Quinn on 23rd March 2015
In Pemba, Mozambique, extreme weather has a devastating impact on the homes and lives of citizens. There and across the globe, USAID has partnered with communities and local governments to strengthen their resilience against threats posed by weather and climate change.
From Hyogo to Sendai: A New Action Plan for Resilience
by Thomas H. Staal on 20th March 2015
Building resilience, promoting local solutions, and fostering inclusion will be critical to achieving success in the newly adopted Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction.
Water for the World: Making Every Gallon Count
by Christian Holmes on 18th March 2015
The impact of water on all aspects of life is undeniable, especially for people living in extreme poverty. Learn how USAID’s efforts to save lives through sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene got a big boost this past year.
How 3D Printing Can Help Save Lives
by Heather Freitag on 16th March 2015
Disaster risk reduction has found an unusual ally - 3D printers. Using 3D printing, USAID and NOAA are working to bring affordable weather stations to developing countries so that they can predict and prepare for the weather.
New Steps in Disaster Risk Reduction
by Sezin Tokar on 13th March 2015
From March 14 to 18, USAID staff will join thousands at the Third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan to discuss the best ways to reduce the catastrophic toll of disasters.
Four Lessons Learned Four Years into the Syrian Crisis
by Thomas H. Staal on 12th March 2015
USAID’s response is focusing on effectiveness and accountability, building resilience in Syria’s neighbors, enhancing multilateral collaboration and seeking out increased donor support.