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Interagency Panel on Economic Statecraft to Create Competitive Foreign Markets

Eric Postel speaks at the Economic Statecraft panel. Photo Credit: Pat Adams, USAID.

Last Monday, December 10, I had the opportunity to speak at an interagency panel on the topic of Economic Statecraft and Developing Partnerships with the Private Sector. Read more >>

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Strong Families Equal Strong Nations

Kathleen Strottman is the Executive Director at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Photo Credit: CCAI.

Thanks to leaders like Dr. Jack Shonkoff, we know that relationships with other human beings are not a luxury for children, but an absolute necessity. Read more >>

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Boosting Women’s Entrepreneurship Via Mobile Money

A woman sells prepaid mobile phone airtime credits. Photo Credit: Devex.

The U.S. Agency for International Development and Cherie Blair Foundation for Women have joined forces for an innovative project to maximize mobile financial service opportunities for women entrepreneurs Read more >>

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Changing the World for Children

Susan Hillis and her family. Dr. Hillis is a senior advisor for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Photo Credit: XXXX

The historic launch of the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity on December 19 makes me believe that my dream has become yours Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Paraguay

Working to prevent wildfire in Paraguay. Photo Credit: USAID

In this next installment of the (PDF)USAID Pounds of Prevention series, we travel to Paraguay. Since 2001, USAID has partnered with Paraguay to improve the country’s approach to disaster management, with a concentrated effort on preventing and responding to wildfires. In recent years, USAID supported Paraguay’s development of its National Plan for Integrated Fire Management. […]

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Taking Risks & Developing Partnerships with Burma

Administrator Shah addresses ...... Photo Credit: Pat Adams, USAID.

Higher Education Partnerships are one of many ways that USAID—and U.S. development assistance more broadly—will support the path of development and reform that the people of Burma are undertaking. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Reaching out to Youth in Latin America

USAID Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg visits with Honduran youth from Movimiento Jovenes Contra la Violencia at a USAID outreach center. Photo Credit: USAID

Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg traveled with Assistant Administrator Mark Feierstein to Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Administrator Shah Discusses Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

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On the heels of his return from a refugee camp in Turkey, Dr. Shah did a live interview on Friday, December 7th with Al Jazeera English about the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Dr. Shah stressed the importance of international support for those affected by the crisis, which is why the U.S. has committed more than […]

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A Conspiracy of Goodness

Neil Boothby serves as U.S. Government Special Advisor and Senior Coordinator to the USAID Administrator on Children in Adversity. Photo Credit: Columbia University.

I’ve found there are some things on which everyone can agree. Children need strong beginnings – health, nutrition and nurturing care – to live their most productive lives Read more >>

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USAID Reforms Aim to Strengthen Local Institutions and Systems

Palestinians unload bags of flour donated by USAid at a depot in the West Bank village of Anin near Jenin. Photo Credit: Mohammed Ballas/AP.

“No country wants to be dependent on another. No proud leader in this room wants to ask for aid. No family wants to be beholden to the assistance of other … But aid alone is not development. Read more >>

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