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Expanding Access and Choice for Family Planning

Women gather at a health post in Ethiopia. USAID trains and supports health extension workers across Ethiopia's health system in the most populous regions of the country. Photo credit: Nena Terrell, USAID Ethiopia

Women deserve family planning options that are “full access, full choice.” Read more >>

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From the Field in Pakistan: Catch of a Lifetime

After learning about a USAID-funded teachers’ education program, former fisherman Imran Ali Mallah decided to study to become a teacher. Photo credit:  USAID Teacher Education Project/EDC

A world away from education, Imran once worked diligently as a fisherman. Now, he’s living a different kind of life. Read more >>

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Reclaiming Refuse to Help Generate Reliable Power

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Energy and agriculture are closely linked: reliable access to affordable power is a key component to developing a country’s agriculture sector Read more >>

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A Renewed Focus on Institutional Strengthening in Kenya

Lisa McGregor-Mirghani, Local Capacity Team Lead for USAID in Kenya, speaking at the Institutional Strengthening Symposium in Nairobi. Photo credit: USAID

Kenya’s major reforms include a devolved government in which civil society organizations have an enhanced contribution to strengthening health and social systems. Read more >>

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Haiti Holds First National Reading Championship

Samika Bruna Delhomme (L) of Northwest and Loveda Movin of Nippes were named finalists. Photo credit: MENFP

Haiti’s top readers in their country are from the third and fourth grade. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Women Sing in West Africa

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Community members sing at the opening of a border information center in West Africa. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Adapting to Melting Glaciers: A Partnership Approach

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Through the USAID-supported High Mountain Partnership, Peru and Nepal are addressing the impacts and risks of rapidly melting glaciers in high mountain areas. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Administrator at at The George Washington University’s Feeding the Planet Summit, where he announced the Feed the Future Innovation Labs. Photo credit: Joslin Isaacson, HarvestPlus

USAID news highlights during week of October 28, 2013. Read more >>

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Celebrating USAID’s 52nd Anniversary

A child eats food delivered by USAID. Photo Credit: USAID

On November 1, we celebrate our 52nd birthday as an agency. Two years ago, we celebrated USAID turning 50. This year, we will take a look back at some of our progress and see how our programs will continue to advance in the coming years.

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Making it Easier for Small and Medium-size Enterprises to Do Business

Paige Alexander serves as assistant administrator for Europe and Eurasia

AA for Europe and Eurasia reflects on the progress made in implementing the reforms documented in the 2014 World Bank Doing Business report. Read more >>

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