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Trilateral Development: “We” Is Much Bigger Than “Us”

Mark Lopes is deputy assistant administrator for Latin America and Caribbean

Success for Latin America and the Caribbean means that the USAID must work itself out of a job. Read more >>

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Ten Things You Should Know About the State Department and USAID

With just over one percent of the entire federal budget, State and USAID have a huge impact on how Americans live and how the rest of the world engages with America. Read more >>

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Assistant Secretary Anne Richard and Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg Meet With Syrian Refugees

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Assistant Secretary Anne Richards and Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg met with Turkish partners and assistance providers to discuss the needs of Syrian refugees and ongoing humanitarian assistance efforts. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: State and USAID Visit WFP Distribution Center in Jordan

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Assistant Secretary of State Richard and Assistant Administrator Lindborg visit a World Food Programme Distribution Center in Amman, Jordan. Read more >>

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President Obama Announces Additional Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian People

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President Obama announced today that he has approved a new round of humanitarian assistance, an additional $155 million to provide for the urgent and pressing needs of civilians in Syria. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Committed to Service

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and daughter on the MLK National Day of Service. Photo credit: Anna Gohmann/USAID

Administrator Rajiv Shah and daughter, Amna Shah, build care packages on the National Day of Service on January 19 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read more >>

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A United Africa Under a Child Survival Revolution

Peter Salama, Unicef Representative to Ethiopia, makes closing remarks at "African Leadership for Child Survival" held at African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Friday, 18 January 2013. Photo credit: UNICEF

Last Friday, it was a real honor for me to take part in the closing ceremony of the African Leadership for Child Survival – A Promise Renewed. The event has marked a new era for the African continent in which it is no longer acceptable for any child to die an untimely and preventable death. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Crowdsourcing at USAID: An Example for Aid Transparency & Open Data

Shadrock Roberts talks about crowdsourcing. Photo credit: USAID

Shadrock Roberts from USAID’s GeoCenter offers important lessons learned for government institutions who want to work with crowdsourced information at ICCM 2012. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: A New Kind of Development

A New Kind of Development

With JP Morgan and the Gates, Gatsby, and Rockefeller Foundations, USAID delivers much needed growth capital to boost the productivity and profitability of Africa’s undercapitalized agriculture sector. Read more >>

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Stemming the Tide of Labor Migration in Nepal

On any given day, the departure terminal in Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport fills with crowds of young Nepalese leaving the country to find better economic opportunities elsewhere. There is little wonder why: in 2008, Nepal’s unemployment rate was estimated at 46 percent. Each year, approximately 300,000 youth leave the country to become migrant laborers abroad, […]

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