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Meeting the President’s Challenge to End Extreme Poverty

Progress in the most impoverished parts of our world creates new markets and stability. Photo credit: USAID

We are advancing President Obama’s critical agenda to eradicate the scourge of extreme poverty through Feed the Future, the President’s signature global hunger and food security initiative. Read more >>

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Getting to Zero and Eliminating Extreme Poverty

Climate change drives population problems in Uganda. The population lives largely in poverty. And with increasing droughts and heavy, erratic rains destroying farmland and spreading disease, it is important to establish alternative livelihoods for food and create awareness of adaptation for environmental changes – both priorities to protect the wildlife and wild lands.  Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher, Wildlife Conservation Society

During his State of the Union address, the President articulated a vision that represented one of the clearest, most direct calls to development action in recent years. At USAID, we’ve spent considerable time analyzing what it would take to eradicate extreme poverty. Read more >>

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Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention: Introducing Our 1st Round of Winners

TechChallenge

In the fall, Humanity United partnered with USAID to launch the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention. We are incredibly excited to announce the winners of the first round of the Challenge. Read more >>

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Flower Power: How Your Valentine’s Day Bouquet is Helping Fight Poverty

These bouquets were made from Kenyan smallholder flowers that are now sold in ASDA grocery stores in the United Kingdom. Photo credit: Fintrac Inc.

Besides showing your special Valentine that you care, flowers are also an important commodity that is changing the lives of Kenyan farmers and improving their food security. Read more >>

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Q&A with the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte

Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte. Photo credit: State Department

U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, answers questions about the new partnership to combat citizen insecurity and strengthen municipal responses to crime and violence in 50 dangerous communities in El Salvador. Read more >>

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USAID Promotes Good Farming Practices in Azerbaijan

A local TV channel interviews USAID’s pomegranate expert at the USAID stand during the annual Pomegranate Festival in Goychay. Photo credit: Anar Azimzade/ACT

For the last couple of years, USAID has been supporting pomegranate farmers and processors with technical assistance and training. Read more >>

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A New Investment Model for Afghanistan

Alex Thier is Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Learning

I’m proud to announce that the United States government has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new and innovative public-private partnership in Afghanistan with the Aga Khan Foundation. Read more >>

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Success in India Paramount to Ending Preventable Child Deaths Globally

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, PhD, is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health

As I told DevEx during India’s Call to Action Summit, “success in India is paramount to see the global success and vision of ending preventable child deaths in this generation.” Read more >>

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Accelerating Innovation and Impact in Global Health

A child peers around the corner in the waiting room of the HIV Comprehensive Care Clinic of Meru District Hospital in Kenya’s Eastern province as two pediatricians stand in the background. Photo credit: Mia Collis, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Global health practitioners are recognizing the need to look beyond their traditional operating models and seek new solutions to reach the world’s most vulnerable. Read more >>

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USAID Visits U.S. Navy “Comfort” and Continues Joint Support of Disaster Response

USNS Comfort

Visiting the Comfort provided the opportunity for a firsthand view of the capacity and capabilities of the hospital ship, knowledge that provides USAID staff with a foundation for future decisions on crisis or disaster response. Read more >>

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