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Archives for 2014

An Unprecedented Response to the Ebola Crisis

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Today the world is facing the largest and most-protracted Ebola epidemic in history. Yesterday, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, President Obama declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa a top national security priority and announced a clear, comprehensive, and global strategy to stop the outbreak.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Female Condoms

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In honor of Global Female Condom Day, read and share these five facts about female condoms, and help ensure that we continue celebrating successes in advancing sexual and reproductive health for all.

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International Day of Democracy: Engaging Young People on Democracy

Alumni of the 4th edition of the Certificate in Leadership and Political Management course, Matagalpa, Nicaragua. / Corina Fuentes

Young people play a vital role in our efforts to promote resilient, democratic societies. Youth are not only the “leaders of tomorrow,” but a driving force for change today. They often are more willing to take risks and push for democratic change when others have become apathetic, subservient to undemocratic regimes, or are risk averse.

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Ending Extreme Poverty: Frontiers in Development Photo Contest Top 5

Photo by: Kevin Ouma/TechnoServe. Submitted by Natalya Podgorny

USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning is proud to share the top 5 photos from their Frontiers in Development photo competition. Which are your favorites?

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A Thank You to our Partners in Literacy

Students using tablets during a lesson at a classroom in the Ban San Kong school of Mae Chan, a town located in Thailand's northern province of Chiang Rai. / AFP, Christophe Archambault

More and more, through our Agency’s ambitious reform agenda, USAID Forward, we create innovative partnerships with the private sector and work in tandem with governments and ministries to identify barriers to education and to remove them.

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The $1 Trillion Market Opportunity: Taking Innovations to the Next Level

BioLite conducts a nighttime training on its low-cost biomass Homestove

Meet 11 exciting innovators from around the world who will attend next week’s Social Capital Markets Conference in San Francisco with a delegation from the U.S. Global Development Lab. Joining 2000 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and investors, these innovators will seek to connect with impact investors and take their game-changing ideas to the next level.

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An Opportunity of 300,000 Lifetimes

A baby receives life-saving drugs. / Anna Zeminski, AFP / Getty Images

A new $200 million initiative by PEPFAR and CIFF will double the total number of children receiving life-saving ART across 10 priority African countries over the next two years, bringing us closer to achieving an AIDS-Free Generation.

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Are you using USAID’s data? We want to hear about it!

The Feed the Future Project is linking markets in Mozambique with mobile phones

USAID is committed to development innovation and wants to improve user experience with our data. Do you use USAID data? Tell us about it!

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The Power of Scientific Research Investment in Africa

USAID-related science programs assist in expanding training for women. / Zahur Ramji (AKDN)

Earlier this month, the New York Times published an op-ed arguing persuasively that scientific and technological progress is the key to African development. We are pleased to say that this vision is one that USAID fully supports and has already taken significant steps to catalyze. Today, Africans are the architects of their development, not just beneficiaries.

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Making for a Stronger Africa

WoeLab inventor Afate Gniko with his e-waste 3D printer. / woelabo.com

The Maker Movement is transforming the way we design and produce things – both here at home and overseas. With young African leaders having recently converged on Washington, we got a first hand look at how makers are shaking up the continent

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