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Archives for 2012

USAID’s FrontLines – April/May 2012

Read the latest edition of USAID’s premier publication, FrontLines, to learn more about the Agency’s work with partnerships and in the countries that make up the Latin America and Caribbean region. Some highlights: Forget the bling: Among diamond miners in Central African Republic, a girl’s (and a boy’s) best friend is a properly filed land rights agreement. Soap. […]

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How USAID is Putting Local Wealth to Work

In the 1960s, during USAID’s founding decade, official development assistance represented 70 percent of all capital flows to developing countries. Today, foreign aid makes up just 13 percent, having been replaced over time by trade, investment, and other sources of private capital. This changing landscape means our impact can be even greater. Rather than using […]

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A Deciding Moment for Women, Girls, and HIV

For the past two weeks, the buzz in Washington, DC and at the White House, is all about women and girls. Yesterday, to mark National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Administration announced a new initiative to help local communities and grassroots organizations fight HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence. U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator for the […]

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An Alliance for Global Development

Originally posted on the White House Blog.  When Prime Minister Cameron meets President Obama in Washington today it will have been ten months since our two countries signed a new Partnership for Global Development. The partnership outlines specific areas where we are focusing our collective efforts, reaffirming our commitment to saving lives and improving human […]

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Administrator Shah Meets with President of Ghana

Administrator Shah met with the President of Ghana, John Atta Mills to highlight USAID strong commitment to Ghana’s Partnership for Growth (PfG) and agricultural development through the Feed the Future (FtF) initiative. Feed the Future, is the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative. USAID and the Ghanaian government are working together to generate […]

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Leveling the Playing Field

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Title IX, and four decades later conversations related to gender equity no longer focus on women just participating in sports but now increasingly are on the fact that sport in and of itself can achieve gender equity. In communities throughout the world from Kenya to Egypt, Afghanistan to […]

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (3/5/2012 – 3/10/2012) March 4: Over the weekend, the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.) highlighted USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah’s trip to General Mills’ Minnesota headquarters. Shah was in town to present the company with a Global Citizenship award, recognizing several hundred employees who volunteered their time and expertise to educate farmers in Kenya, Tanzania and other African countries […]

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In Her Own Words: A Malian entrepreneur is given the tools to grow

I have always believed that better tools give better results. For many years, farmers in West Africa have been struggling with low yields because good-quality seeds are not easily available. Most people need a little convincing to upgrade, especially when they are used to a certain way of doing things. In Africa, the majority of […]

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Nothing about us without us.

One year ago—on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day—we committed to updating a 30-year-old policy on women in development and provide new guidance for how to better integrate gender equality and female empowerment initiatives across our work. We also promised to develop new indicators and evaluation systems to accurately measure the impact of our […]

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Protecting & Promoting Women’s Rights Around the World

Every day, around the world, women are shaping the future of their communities, cities, and nations.  From business to sports to diplomacy to medicine, women have made huge strides forward in recent decades. As we mark the 101st International Women’s Day tomorrow and celebrate the achievements and contributions women have made to the international community, […]

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