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USAID in the News

Deputy Administrator Steinberg speaks at gender equality event in Bangladesh. Photo Credit: USAID/Bangladesh

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of April 1, 2013. Read more >>

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What’s new in USAID’s 2013 GDA Annual Program Statement?

Gabi Zedlmayer, vice president of Hewlett-Packard’s Office of Global Social Innovation, signs the memorandum of understanding with Maura O’Neill, chief innovation officer at USAID. Photo credit: USAID/CC BY-NC-SA

To learn more about creating new partnerships with USAID, Devex Impact caught up with Ken Lee, a senior alliance advisor with USAID’s office of global partnerships. Read more >>

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The Final 1,000 Days of the MDGs: Accelerating Progress and Working to End Extreme Poverty

Joytara, one of the women whose life has been changed for the better through Bangladesh’s “Jita” Rural Sales Programme, which generates income and employment opportunities for the rural poor. Photo credit: Kathryn Richards, CARE

Today we mark an important milestone: 1,000 days left until the end date of the Millennium Development Goals. Read more >>

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Global Dialogue on Rights to Land, Resources Advancing Rapidly

Two women in the village of Abeye, Ethiopia obtained land certificates through a USAID program. By establishing rights to the land they occupy, they were able to make investments to increase their food production. Photo by Anthony Piaskowy,USAID

In order to eradicate extreme poverty, address global climate change, and increase food security, we must secure property rights for all producers

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Water from a Stone: Jordanians Stretch Meager Resources to Sustain Syrian Refugees

Girls in Jerash pose in front of their school’s storage tank that is painted to look like an aquarium. Photo credit: Alysia Mueller

USAID and partners are helping refugees from Syria meet their water needs. Read more >>

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A New Life for Goma’s Water System

Siya Marguerite's children. Photo credit: Mercy Corps

Overhaul of dilapidated infrastructure means a lasting source of water comes to hundreds of thousands of DRC’s most vulnerable. Read more >>

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FrontLines Releases March/April 2013 Issue

Three young boys look to be having some fun while they use a public standpipe in Bauchi town, Nigeria. This is one of the sites where town residents retrieve water since few have water taps at their homes. In December 2011, USAID’s Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa project signed an agreement with town officials to help them expand and improve services to residents. Demand for water in urban areas like Bauchi exceeds 200,000 cubic meters per day—nearly four times the volume the town's water utility is currently able to pump to its customers. Photo credit: Emily Mutai, SUWASA

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to learn how the Agency is working to provide safe water to the millions who live without this vital resource Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Developing Global Partnerships for Development

Ruth Kamula, a community-based seed producer in Kiboko, Kenya

One of the ways USAID is working to meet the Millennium Development Goals is through its Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project.

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Video of the Week: Animating M-PESA

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Public-private partnerships are a critical way that USAID is doing business differently and maximizing our impact. Read more >>

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Recording in Progress: Audio Boosts Volume of Education Materials in Rwanda

Billy Niyingabiye, age 11, records a math lesson for primary grades classrooms in Rwanda. Photo credit: William Hirtle, EDC

This year, 90 primary schools in Rwanda will receive first- and second-grade materials for English, Kinyarwanda and math. Read more >>

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