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Investing in High-impact, Low-cost Innovations that Save Lives

Dr. Christopher J. Elias is president and CEO of PATH, an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. A new mother experiencing excessive bleeding after childbirth can die within minutes if the bleeding isn’t stopped. For women in developing countries, time too often […]

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Join a Discussion on Ending Hunger Through Development

Originally posted on DipNote the U.S. Department of State Official Blog. On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, Tjada McKenna, Deputy Coordinator for Development, U.S. Feed the Future Initiative will hold a conversation with David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World, on “Ending Hunger Through Development.” The discussion will be moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary […]

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Public Private Partnership Week: A Milestone on our Journey to Change the World

Shelly Esque is Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs Group and Director of Corporate Affairs of Intel Corporation As part of USAID’s 50th Anniversary, the Agency is celebrating Public-Private Partnership Week October 17-21, 2011 to highlight the mutual benefit that development and business have in establishing public-private partnerships (PPP) and to celebrate the 10th […]

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Public-Private Partnership Week: Strengthening Education in Macedonia

LeAnna Marr, Acting Mission Director, USAID Macedonia As part of USAID’s 50th Anniversary, the Agency is celebrating Public-Private Partnership Week October 17-21, 2011 to highlight the mutual benefit that development and business have in establishing public-private partnerships (PPP) and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Global Development Alliance (GDA) program. USAID Macedonia, through our […]

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Public Private Partnership Week: New Partnership with SwissRe Targets Hunger, Natural Disasters

Nora Ferm is a Presidential Management Fellow in Global Climate Change While health insurance, life insurance, car insurance and flood insurance are very familiar to people in countries like the United States, poor families in developing countries typically lack access to finance, including loans and insurance. When these families are hit with severe shocks like […]

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New Teaching Methods and Resources Transform Indonesian School

The facilities were impeccable, the students were learning from enthusiastic teachers, and the school had the strong support of parents and its surrounding community.  This is not a school in the United States, but rather the school I’m describing is the Sedati Gede 2 primary school, located in Sidoarjo district in the Indonesian province of […]

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An Intern Looks at 50 years of USAID

Many Americans born before the baby boomer generation reference the adage “walking to school uphill both ways” to summarize the hardships they faced to gain access to an education.  Whether or not older generations actually faced an uphill walk to school, they certainly had to look harder—and in more places—for information. Today, it is quite […]

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Public-Private Partnership Week: Towards “High Performance” Partnerships

Chris Jurgens is Director of Global Programs for Accenture Development Partnerships, a group within Accenture, the global consultancy, whose mission is to channel the company’s skills and capabilities to have an impact on solving global development challenges.  Operating as a not-for-profit corporate social enterprise, Accenture Development Partnerships provides management and technology consulting services to development […]

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Public Private Partnership Week: The Strategic Value of Connecting Business and Development

Dr. Maura O’Neill is Senior Counselor and Chief Innovation Officer and leads Innovation & Development Alliances at USAID As part of USAID’s 50th Anniversary, the Agency is celebrating Public-Private Partnership Week October 17-21, 2011 to highlight the mutual benefit that development and business have in establishing public-private partnerships (PPP) and to celebrate the 10th anniversary […]

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Public Private Partnership Week: The Future of Partnerships

Jason Saul is author of the book,  Social Innovation, Inc: Five Strategies for Driving Business Growth Through Social Change and CEO of Mission Measurement, a social impact consulting firm. Cheryl Davenport, leads Mission Measurement’s corporate and government practice and is author of a forthcoming USAID report, “Models and Metrics for Private Sector Engagement.”  The views in this […]

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