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Archives for 2013

Building A More Tolerant, Inclusive World

David N. Cicilline is a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Photo credit:

The challenges that USAID addresses – global health, access to food and water, education, and economic growth – cannot be fully met unless we are honoring basic human rights.

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The Moment is Now: Modernizing Food Assistance

n President Barak Obama's Budget, the food aid reform proposal envisions a more efficient, effective, and timely program that will reach 4 million more hungry people each year.  Photo Credit: USAID

The Food Aid Reform proposal is a re-commitment to USAID food assistance with greater efficiency and effectiveness.

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Separating Children from Armed Groups in the DRC

Children formerly associated with armed groups engaging in recreational activities at a USAID-supported transit center in Bukavu, South Kivu. Photo credit: Dan Rono

Since 2011, USAID, UNICEF and local partners’ child protection work with UNICEF has separated over 1,100 children from armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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2014 Budget Affirms Commitment to End Extreme Poverty and Strengthen Reforms

Chuck Cooper serves as assistant administrator in Legislative & Public Affairs

Under the President’s budget, USAID will continue to strengthen our reform efforts. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Pumping Water to Urban Nigeria

Nigeria Bauchi Residents

USAID’s Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa project expands and improves water services to residents.

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USAID Rallies During Final 1,000 Days of Millennium Development Goals

USAID, US News and GAIN participated in a Google Hangout on April 5. Photo credit: USAID

On April 5, USAID joined UN Foundation’s Momentum 1000 and millions around the globe in a digital rally to mark the 1,000 day to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Read more >>

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In Tajikistan, Little Drops Make the River

School children in Khatlon enjoy their first taste of drinking water outside their school. Photo credit: USAID

Where one in six child deaths is related to waterborne diseases, USAID is helping communities build sustainable pipe networks.

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Accelerating Progress with LGBT Global Development Partnership

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

USAID and partners created the LGBT Global Development Partnership to further LGBT equality in developing and emerging market countries. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Delivering Clear, Compelling, Measurable Results

AEI

Last month, Adminstrator Shah discussed the results of the 2013 USAID Forward Progress Report in Washington. Read more >>

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Outcomes are Nice, But What About Measuring Them?

Cambodian woman and man with irrigation drip-kits. Photo credit: WLE

The main lesson that we have learned is that outcomes take time to generate, are iterative and not linear. There are not magic bullet solutions in getting to outcomes.

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