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USAID in the Middle East: Using Data to Improve Regional Water Management (Part 1)

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Few places are drier than the Middle East and North Africa. Host to 5 percent of the world’s population, the region has only 1 percent of the world’s renewable fresh water.

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How a New USAID Was Born

David Eckerson serves as Counselor at USAID

Counselor David Eckerson reflects on USAID’s Forward Progress Report and the Agency’s successes and challenges over the last three years. Read more >>

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Asking the Right Research Questions to Achieve Global Health Goals

A thriving Ethiopian child. Photo credit: Nazo Kureshy

USAID Global Health is engaged with 30 research partnerships in 23 countries to solve challenges in the implementation and scale-up of high impact maternal, newborn, and child health interventions. Read more >>

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USAID Answers President’s Call to End Extreme Poverty

A Year in Review: USAID's 2013 Annual Letter. Photo credit: USAID

In its third annual letter, Administrator Shah shares the work USAID does around the world to help answer President Obama’s call to end extreme poverty. Read more >>

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Fields of Hope in Burkina Faso

Women in Kofogou repairing a dike. Photo credit: USAID

Green fields in Burkina Faso are bringing hope to thousands of families, even during the dry season. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

USAID celebrates International Women's Day. Photo credit: USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of March 11, 2013. Read more >>

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Why Institution Building in the West Bank is Critical for a Palestinian State

Mara Rudman serves as assistant administrator for the Middle East.

Mara Rudman, AA for Middle East, recently spoke on a panel about U.S. support to Palestinian institution building at the 2013 American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference. Read more >>

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Innovation That’s Making a Difference: Integrated Pest Management in South Asia

Marty McVey learns more about the IPM Innovation Lab's work in tomato grafting with Rangaswamy Muniappan of Virginia Tech. Photo credit: Marty McVey

Hon. Marty McVey, member of USAID’s Board for International Food and Agricultural Development visited food security projects in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Read more >>

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Women Working in Innovation is Not Rocket Science

Le-Marie Thompson is the founder of Nettadonna, LLC, a product development company. Photo credit: Le-Marie Thompson

Le-Marie Thompson, from Bowie, Md., won a first place prize in USAID and Humanity United’s Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention. Read more >>

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Saving Mothers: A New Initiative to Address Maternal Mortality

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Saving Mothers, Giving Life is addressing the problem of a disproportionately high rate of maternal
mortality rate in Zambia and Uganda. Read more >>

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