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USAID wins ‘Best Government Policy for Mobile Development’ Award

Empowering Moms through mHealth

USAID is the first bilateral development agency to launch a dedicated Mobile Solutions team to help us do business better and expand opportunities for individuals, families and communities around the world. Read more >>

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Generate. Capture. Share. Apply Knowledge at the KM Expo

The KM Center allows an exchange of ideas to provide solutions for people around the world, such as Ojok's family who was displaced from their land during a former war in Uganda. Photo credit:USAID

The Knowledge Management Expo, hosted by USAID, brings development community together to share projects and ideas to better able to achieve the ultimate goal of ending world poverty. Read more >>

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Empowering Women with Mobile Money: The Tanzania Report

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In Tanzania, using mobile money has improved lives because of its ease and convenience. Read more >>

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Empowering Women One Mobile Phone At a Time

Mobile banking saves women time and money.  With mobile services, women no longer have to make all-day treks to and from the bank. Photo credit: USAID

Mobile technology in the hands of women can help enable entry into the financial mainstream and provide access to life-enhancing services Read more >>

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USAID In the News

Administrator Shah addresses President of Somalia. Photo credit: USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of February 18, 2013. Read more >>

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USAID Announces #Popcorn + International Development Winners

At the end of January, we asked our partners for videos that showcased the creative ways digital space is used for development, and you delivered. Read more >>

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Advancing Development Through Social Media

Kathleen Reen (right) of Internews explains the importance of digital security at USAID's panel on social media and development. Photo credit: USAID

For the first time, USAID participated in Social Media Week and hosted a panel on the role of social media plays in the development world. Read more >>

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Improving Hygiene for Displaced Syrians

Using clean water from her family’s new  bucket, Haneen* brushes her teeth with the  toothbrush received from a USAID partner in  Olive Grove Camp (Photo: USAID Partner)  *Name changed to protect identity Improving Hygiene for Displaced Syrians

Basic personal hygiene is critical to help prevent the spread of illness and disease among displaced
Syrians. Read more >>

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USAID Helps Timor-Leste Communities Keep Kids in School

Students in Timor-Leste play a learning game with the SDPP team at Ramahana Elementary School. Photo credit: Milca Baptista, USAID

USAID’s School Dropout Prevention Pilot project works with more than 10,000 kids in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in Timor-Leste to keep them in school. Read more >>

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