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Archives for 2013

The Story Behind the Headline: Investments in Implementation Science Tackle HIV Prevention in Swaziland

USAID, through PEPFAR, is partnering with a global health center at Columbia University to evaluate an innovative approach to HIV prevention in countries like Swaziland. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: State and USAID Visit WFP Distribution Center in Jordan

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Assistant Secretary of State Richard and Assistant Administrator Lindborg visit a World Food Programme Distribution Center in Amman, Jordan. Read more >>

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President Obama Announces Additional Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian People

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President Obama announced today that he has approved a new round of humanitarian assistance, an additional $155 million to provide for the urgent and pressing needs of civilians in Syria. Read more >>

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Videos of the Week: U.S. Delegation Visits Syrian Refugees at Camp Islahiye, Turkey

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On January 24, 2013, U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, and USAID Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg visited Syrian refugees in Turkey. Read more >>

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Call for Video Submissions: Social Media + Development

Making All Voices Count (MAVC) supports innovative solutions and harness new technologies to help grow the global movement for open government, transparency and accountability. Photo credit: USAID

USAID invites development partners to showcase work in using social media for development through video at our #Popcorn + International Development event on February 21 during Social Media Week. Read more >>

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USAID Gives Back to Servicemembers at Home and Abroad

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and daughter on the MLK National Day of Service. Photo credit: Anna Gohmann/USAID

On Saturday, I joined USAID staff and their families to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering on the National Day of Service. Read more >>

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Can Transitional Justice Prevent Conflicts?

Cyanne Loyle is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at West Virginia University. Photo credit: West Virginia University

In 2011, President Obama launched the Presidential Studies Directive on Mass Atrocities, or PSD-10, a ground-breaking call for all major U.S. government agencies to engage on the issue of preventing mass atrocities and genocide worldwide. Read more >>

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The Global Movement of Electronic Payments at the World Economic Forum

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Originally appeared on The Better than Cash Alliance Blog At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this morning, the Better Than Cash Alliance hosted a roundtable discussion with Juan Jiménez Mayor, Prime Minister, Republic of Peru, Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas, Minister of Finance, Republic of Colombia, Florencio B. Abad, Secretary of Budget and […]

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Photo of the Week: Committed to Service

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and daughter on the MLK National Day of Service. Photo credit: Anna Gohmann/USAID

Administrator Rajiv Shah and daughter, Amna Shah, build care packages on the National Day of Service on January 19 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Administrator Shah’s Address to African Leadership on Child Survival Meeting

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In an effort to catalyze global action for child survival, the Governments of Ethiopia, India, and the United States together with UNICEF convened the ‘Child Survival Call to Action’ in Washington, D.C. in June 2012. . Under the banner of ‘Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed‘, more than 160 governments signed a pledge to renew their […]

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