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Albanian Farmers Weather Changing Economic Environment

Two members of the Hortigor Farmers Association who recently returned from Greece in Goriçan. Photo Credit: Clare Masson, USAID Albania.

Just after arriving in Albania, I accompanied Deputy Assistant Secretary Phil Reeker on a visit to Goriçan, a small village tucked in the lush, green hills of central Albania, to meet with a group of farmers assisted by USAID. Read more >>

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FrontLines Releases November/December 2012 Issue

Indian children at one of Pratham Education’s “learning camps.” In September, Pratham Education Foundation received a $300,000 grant from USAID as one of 32 winners of the multi-donor All Children Reading Grand Challenge for Development. Photo Credit:  Pratham Education Foundation.

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to learn more about the continuing benefits of projects that have graduated from Agency assistance Read more >>

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How I Was Inspired to Solve Global Problems

Administrator Rajiv Shah speaks to students at Howard University on October 15, 2012. Photo Credit: Patricia Adams, USAID.

As a senior studying public relations, I never thought about working abroad. I had the epiphany one day and decided to include international development in my career plans. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Clean Cookstoves: Saving Trees and Lives in Tanzania

Clean Cookstoves: Saving Trees and Lives in Tanzania

Video of the Week: Clean Cookstoves: Saving Trees and Lives in Tanzania. This video features the work of a USAID funded project “Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development” (BALANCED). Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Administrator Shah Discusses Economic Statecraft

Our Photo of the Week is of USAID Administrator Raj Shah giving remarks at the Wilson Center’s discussion on “Economic Statecraft: Developing Partnerships with the Private Sector“. Administrator Shah joined representatives from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Speakers outlined how their respective agencies are working with the private sector to […]

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Seeking Justice: Investigating and Prosecuting Gender-Based Violence

Susana SáCouto (right) is Director of the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) at the Washington College of Law. Chanté Lasco (left) is the WCRO’s Jurisprudence Collections Coordinator. Photo Credit: WCRO.

This year has seen the continued prevalence of widespread and devastating gender-based attacks on women and girls around the world Read more >>

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Remembering USAID’s Ragaei Abdelfattah

A plaque bearing his name was adjoined to a memorial remembering fallen USAID staff. Photo Credit: USAID

On Friday, USAID honored a fallen colleague and friend, Ragaei Abdelfattah, who lost his life in Afghanistan Read more >>

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A Reflection on the Human Spirit on International Human Rights Day

Jonathan Hale serves as deputy assistant administrator for Europe and Eurasia. Photo Credit: USAID.

The 20th century was marked by dark episodes of violence, repression and mass killing around world especially in Europe. Read more >>

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Coding for Hunger: Not Development as Usual

Dr. Maura O'Neill is the chief innovation officer and senior counselor to the administrator at USAID.

Barbara’s mother was desperate – there was nothing in the house to feed her children or herself. Read more >>

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16 Day Challenge: Keeping International Workers Safe: Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence

Sarah Martin is a consultant and Specialist on Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence

The sexual assault of the journalists Lara Logan, Mona Eltahawy, and two unnamed British and French journalists in Egypt, shocked the world and brought the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) against Westerners working in the developing world to the forefront. Read more >>

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