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Conscious Tourism: Plan Your Next Vacation

Fiona Mati is founder of Yipe!, a resource portal for young Kenyan entrepreneurs. Photo credit: Fiona Mati

Fiona Mati, from Kenya, wins second prize in the second round of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention. Read more >>

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CITES Met in Bangkok To Protect At-Risk Plants and Wildlife

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USAID, along with the State Department and Embassy Bangkok, are working together to protect wildlife and plants in Thailand. Read more >>

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Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

Azaratu Fushieni walks through her soy field. She has benefited from the assistance of a Feed the Future project, which helped her improve her agricultural practices and use better inputs. Photo credit: Elisa Walton, USAID

This month, USAID celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index. Read more >>

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Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Evidence Informing Impact for Global Health

A community health worker in rural Ethiopia tests a boy for malaria. Photo credit: Bonnie Gillespie, Photoshare

Beyond effectiveness studies, we need studies that focus on the implementation and adoption of public health interventions, also known as implementation science. Read more >>

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Mark Feierstein Launches #AskUSAID Expert Hour series on Twitter

USAID will hold #AskUSAID Expert Hour on a monthly basis on Twitter. Photo credit: USAID

On March 8, Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mark Feierstein, took part in our first-ever #AskUSAID Expert Hour on Twitter. Read more >>

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Help Shape USAID Policy on Sustainable Urban Living

USAID’s program, “Sembrando Escuelas”, built over 100 schools in Panama City. School children dash to their classrooms in their newly inaugurated school. June 2012. Photo Credit: USAID/Panama

For the first time, USAID solicits public input on its forthcoming Sustainable Urban Services Policy to address the challenges of urban environments. Read more >>

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First @StateDept Tweetup Spotlights International Women of Courage

On March 8, 2013, nine women received the International Women of Courage Award,  for their service in women's rights and empowerment. Photo credit: State Department

On March 8, Secretary of State John Kerry honored nine extraordinary women with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Administrator Shah’s Remarks for Global Child Nutrition Dinner

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In this week’s Video of the Week, Administrator Shah offers remarks for the Global Child Nutrition Dinner that was held on March 4, 2013. Read more >>

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USAID In the News

Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator, spoke of USAID's commitment to engaging with civil society groups in Burma to support reforms. March 7, 2013. Photo credit: Richard Nyberg/USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of March 4, 2013. Read more >>

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Round-the-Clock Aid for a Syrian Baby

Seven-month-old Dia'a* sustained burns to his face and arm after a shell hit his house, causing a nearby water heater to burst water onto him. Photo credit: USAID NGO Partner

Syrian baby Dia’a is expected to make a full recovery with the help of U.S.-funded medical care. Read more >>

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