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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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Photos of the Week: International Mother Language Day

Mali Teacher Mother Language Day

USAID celebrates the 14th anniversary of International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2013. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: USAID Participates in Social Media Week

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For the first time, USAID will participate in Social Media Week. In this week’s Video of the Week, Administrator Raj Shah talks about the importance of social media to further international development goals. Read more >>

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USAID Welcomes Secretary of State John Kerry

Administrator Rajiv Shah welcomes Secretary of State John Kerry to USAID. Photo credit: Pat Adams, USAID

This morning, USAID hosted Secretary of State John Kerry for his first visit with USAID staff at the Ronald Reagan Building. Read more >>

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