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Video of the Week: Irrigating Market Gardens in Senegal

USAID’s Senegal mission has been working with local farmers and craftsmen in Fatick, Senegal to help increase both vegetable production and the local economy.

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A Lasting Impact on Food Security

Information Officer, Jessica Hartl, travels to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and visits USAID Food Security Programs.

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Video of the Week

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In this short video, Diego Bustamante talks about his experience working as a counterpart with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). Diego highlights the innovative approach OTI used in Colombia from 2007 through 2011 that led to the Colombian government adopting OTI’s strategy, which helped to reduce conflict and improve government legitimacy in former guerilla […]

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Photo of the Week: Happy Baby

This year, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is hosting the 19th International AIDS Conference, which takes place in Washington, DC, from July 22–27. Learn more about USAID activities at the International AIDS Conference.

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USAID and Partners Kick Off LAUNCH: Beyond Waste Forum in Pasadena

The intense aura of intelligence that permeates NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA seems to signal that it is the perfect place for USAID and our partners to kick off this week’s LAUNCH: Beyond Waste Forum. Read more >>

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Humanitarian Aid in a Changing World

Have you ever wondered how the international humanitarian response system actually works in practice? How is life-saving assistance provided to people caught up in conflicts, natural disasters and other crises when the capacity of their governments to respond is outstripped?  How many agencies are on standby? How much does it cost to respond to some […]

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USAID in the News

June 24: USAID’s completion of its work in Panama was highlighted in an editorial from Voice of America, which noted that given the country’s economic growth and commitment to development, U.S. assistance is no longer needed. USAID’s 50-year partnership with the Panamanian government included the building of schools and youth centers, preservation of the Panama Canal watershed, […]

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From the Field: Developing Kenya’s Leaders

At the end of May in Garissa, Kenya, 2,000 energetic youth gathered to celebrate their role as change agents in their communities. They came a long way since 2008, when high unemployment and frustration fueled some of the worst post-election violence in Kenya’s history. For three years, USAID has invested in developing the leadership skills […]

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Youth Call to Action

“We have to develop today the leaders for tomorrow,” said President Jahjaga of Kosovo during the USAID Frontiers In Development forum opening plenary entitled Development, Democracy, and Global Security in the 21stCentury. This statement resonated with the delegation of young people from across the globe participating in the event. These students comprised young African innovators, […]

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Saving Mothers & Children: The Importance of Providing a Continuum of Care

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) brought needed and increased attention to child survival.  Globally, significant progress has been made in reducing child mortality.  The number of under-five deaths declined from 9.6 million in 2000 to 7.6 million in 2010. Under-five mortality fell from 73 per thousand in 1990 to 57 per thousand in 2010. On […]

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