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Livestock Production: Empowering Women in Ethiopia

Yeshi, a professional milkmaid, milks cows for households throughout Bishoftu twice a day—early in the morning and again at night. / CNFA

Through livestock and agricultural training, USAID is helping women farmers in Ethiopia take on leadership roles in their communities.

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2014: A Year of Food Assistance

Food distribution in South Sudan. / World Food Program

Over the past year, USAID has responded to several large-scale humanitarian crises using new and innovative approaches to food assistance.

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Announcing USAID’s Open Data Policy

AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

USAID has just released its first ever open data policy. We want you engaged in the process!

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An Outsized Problem with a Small-sized Solution

A child eats his ready-to-use therapeutic food to treat his malnutrition. / USAID, Katie McKenna

In the small country of Burundi, malnutrition is an elephant-sized problem, and has remained stubbornly high across the population. See how USAID is changing that with a new food product.

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Standing with Civil Society

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Larry Garber highlights the importance of civil society and the need for USAID to ensure that, when it comes to civil society, our financial investments are met by our political commitments.

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Reducing Disaster Risk for All Generations

Vietnam Red Cross and local volunteers organize an evacuation of older community members during a flood simulation drill. / Brian Heidel, USAID

This year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction emphasizes the need to ensure that disaster planning and mitigation efforts are inclusive of all people, particularly the aging population. The day also recognizes the experience and knowledge that the aging population can bring to disaster preparedness–showing that all generations can learn from one another by working together before disasters strike to reduce risk and increase resilience.

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At the Heart of Ebola — Health Systems That Need Strengthening

Health workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) wait to enter the hot zone at Island Clinic / Morgana Wingard

The Ebola epidemic reminds us that our global efforts to build the capacity to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to infectious disease threats like Ebola have never been more vital. If we use all of our might to ramp up the response to Ebola while also investing in strengthening critical health care systems, we can help bring the current epidemic under control and reduce the possibility of future outbreaks.

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Washington Post Overly Alarmist on Liberia’s “Descent into Hell”

The U.N. World Food Program distributes USAID-donated rice in West Point, a Monrovian township that has been one of the hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic. / Morgana Wingard

The Washington Post’s September 30 story of Liberia’s “descent into economic hell” was overly alarmist and disconnected from that country’s recent history. In fact, the Ebola crisis has hit a society that is on the rise economically and in the midst of constructing legitimate and effective government institutions.

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Politically Smart Development

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Earlier this month, Tony Blair, Patron of the Africa Governance Initiative, set out the case for politically smart and locally led aid which means identifying and working on reforms that political leaders really care about. By taking this politically realistic approach, we believe aid will be more effective and so will governments in developing countries.

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Five Promising Innovations in Contraception

NES/EE vaginal ring. / Julie Sitney

USAID is developing innovative new contraceptive methods to meet the needs of millions of women across the globe. Enabling women to decide whether, when and how many children to have is vital to safe motherhood and healthy families.

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