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Glass Half Full in this “Almost Revolution”

Larry Garber

Larry Garber recaps two panel discussions organized by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace last week that addressed important development issues. Read more >>

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The Transformational Power of Science

Christa Hasenkopf (third from left) with PEER group at an air quality monitoring station in Ulaanbaatar in 2012. Photo credit: Christa Hasenkopf

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID interviews Christa Hasenkopf, NSF International Research Fellow, who has been working on mitigating air pollution in Mongolia.

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USAID Contest to Recognize Pioneers in Science and Technology for Development

USAID-related science programs assist in expanding training for people around the globe. Photo credit: Zahur Ramji (AKDN)

USAID Office of Science and Technology (OST) is excited to announce the Agency’s first-ever Science and Technology Pioneers Prize contest Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Saving Children in India

Unicef India

February 7 marks the start of the National Summit on “Call to Action for Child Survival and Development Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Mile the Corn Farmer

milecornfarmer

In Macedonia, the USAID Small Business Expansion Project works with corn farmers on growing their businesses through increasing corn yields and connecting them with regional dairy industry leaders. Read more >>

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National Freedom Day: A Commitment to End Modern Slavery

Sarah Mendelson serves as deputy assistant administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

An estimated 20 million men, women and children around the world, including thousands in the United States, are living in bondage, confirming that the fight to end slavery is far from over. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Reaching Farmers Where it is Needed Most

Senegal Maize Clip

Video of the Week: A video put together by the FEPROMAS team, a Senegalese farming federation, for USAID’s Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies project. Read more >>

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Seeking Justice: Investigating and Prosecuting Gender-Based Violence

Susana SáCouto (right) is Director of the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) at the Washington College of Law. Chanté Lasco (left) is the WCRO’s Jurisprudence Collections Coordinator. Photo Credit: WCRO.

This year has seen the continued prevalence of widespread and devastating gender-based attacks on women and girls around the world Read more >>

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16 Day Challenge: A Helping Hand for Trafficking Victims in Uzbekistan

Istikbolli Avlod NGO leaders conduct a trafficking awareness training for school teachers in Djizak, Uzbekistan. Photo Credit: IOM

Uzbekistan is at the heart of the ancient Silk Road. For centuries, people traveled across the country to exchange goods and share news. In today’s world, Uzbekistan’s strategic location has made its women prime targets for human trafficking Read more >>

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The White House (Blog): Supporting Human Rights in Burma

Yesterday’s announcement that President Obama will become the first U.S. President to visit Burma marks an historic step in the United States’ engagement with Burma Read more >>

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