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Archives for 2013

Increasing Access to Education in Northern Nigeria

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Through its Northern Education Initiative, USAID is working in Nigeria to strengthen state and local governments’ capacity to deliver basic education service. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Learning in South Sudan

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Since the Consolidated Peace Agreement (PCA), the number of classrooms in the country has increased but school infrastructure remains an overwhelming need. Read more >>

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Mozambique Turns Potential into Progress through Leadership and Partnership

This boy from rural Senegal isn’t old enough to go to class yet, but he can still enjoy a healthy meal of daharine, a nutritious porridge of rice, chickpeas, and peanut sauce, at a USAID-supported Community Meals program based at the local school. Photo credit: USAID

Last week, I was honored to witness history when Mozambican leaders came together with donor countries, civil society and the private sector to chart a bold path forward to achieve sustainable food security and nutrition. Read more >>

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1,000 Days to Reach the Millennium Development Goals

These schoolchildren in Aqaba, Jordan, are beneficiaries of the Jordan Schools Program and Education Reform Support Program, both funded by USAID to support the Jordanian Ministry of Education’s reform efforts in improving the quality of education in the country. Photo credit: Jill Meeks, Creative Associates International

What USAID is doing to ensure that by 2015 children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Education in Kenya

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Education is an important component of reducing poverty, promoting peace, and empowering individuals to participate in democratic institutions. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

LGBT Global Development Partners spoke on advancing LGBT equality in developing and emerging market countries on April 8 in Washington. Photo credit: USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of April 8, 2013. Read more >>

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Adding It All Up: Crunching Numbers and Saving Dollars

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USAID’s cost-benefit analysis trainings directly impact the effectiveness of host government spending, with the ultimate goal of increasing employment, equity and economic growth. Read more >>

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Facilitating Economic Growth through Infrastructure and Trade

Eric Postel is assistant administrator the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment

On March 29, AA Eric Postel participated in an economic growth roundtable with the Presidents of Malawi, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, and the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, to examine ways to strengthen trade and investment , and improve the countries’ business environments. Read more >>

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Learning Law Through Practice

Iraqi and Palestinian teams in front of the USAID seal from this morning’s roundtable. Photo credit: USAID

On April 8, lawyers from USAID’s Office of General Counsel led a roundtable dialogue with two Iraqi and two Palestinian teams that participated in the annual Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

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A New Era: Reflections on USAID’s First Public Consultation of a Draft Policy

Taken during a United Nations flight, the photo shows one of the many campsites that have sprouted throughout Port-au-Prince, Haiti, since more than 1 million people were left homeless after the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. Photo credit: Andrea Sternberg, USAID

Last month USAID distributed for public comment a new policy to help communities provide pro-poor services in the midst of unprecedented urban growth, and received 100 comments. Read more >>

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