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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (6/27/2011 – 7/1/2011) June 27 In a recent report on U.S. Leadership in Global Agricultural Development, Voice of America reported that the U.S. is in the position to lead global efforts on food security. Through the Feed the Future Initiative, led by USAID, a new emphasis is being placed on agricultural development and […]

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Armenian Women Set Priorities for Increasing Political Participation

As featured from the National Democratic Institute More than 300 Armenian women from different political parties, civic organizations, government agencies and geographic regions came together for a two-day conference in Yerevan last month to discuss policy solutions to the challenges they all face. Together, they called for increasing women’s political and economic participation, better access […]

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Home Coming

I’m normally not an anxious traveler but I’m experiencing some deep unresolved, existential anxiety.  As I write this, I’m headed to Vilnius, Lithuania, for the first time in my life.  Today, June 29, is the 70th anniversary of the massacre of all the remaining Jews in a village in Lithuania where my father was born. […]

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How to Make Change: Open for Questions – Youth and International Development

As featured in the White House Blog Poverty affects young people here in America, and in developing countries around the world. Political instability, and conflict pose threats to our national security.  The global economy can provide opportunities for young Americans to earn a living while advancing development objectives.  The United States has a long history […]

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A Trafficker Behind Bars: A Counter Trafficking Success Story

By: Niyama Rai, CTIP Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for The Asia Foundation Eighteen year-old Sita[1] met Prakash in Banke, a district in the far west of Nepal, where she lived with her parents. Prakash came to her village during a festival celebration, and Sita’s uncle introduced them. The two quickly fell in love and decided […]

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USAID and Intel Meeting Affirms Partnership; Expands Collaboration

By: Cecilia Brady, Alliance Advisor Earlier this month, USAID and Intel Corporation held their annual management review meeting to analyze the achievements of the longstanding collaboration between the two organizations, and to discuss expanding their cooperation. Intel, a global technology company based in California, is perhaps best known for its microprocessors that are ubiquitous in […]

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Stop Human Trafficking App Challenge

Sarah Mendelson, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance When was the last time you used your mobile phone to look up an address, stream a video clip, or play a game? Now think about the last time you used your mobile phone to support human rights, raise awareness for a cause, or […]

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Rural and Agricultural Finance in the Spotlight at Cracking the Nut Conference

By Shari Berenbach, Director of USAID’s Microenterprise Development Office Some 600 million agricultural smallholders presently earn less than $2 per day – and the press is on to develop effective service methods that both lead to increased food production and food security.  Yet, we know a lot more about what doesn’t work to reach these […]

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In it to Save Lives: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention for Maximum Public Health Impact

Emmanuel Njeuhmeli is the Senior Biomedical Prevention Advisor in the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS. “Male circumcision can be done anywhere, and if you don’t believe me, I’ll prove it to you during this meeting.” These were my last words during my first presentation at the 2011 PEPFAR Annual Meeting in Johannesburg this past May. Needless […]

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (6-20-2011–6-24-2011) June 21 Voice of America reports that at a ceremony held at the State Department, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah praised the leadership of former Ghana President John Agyekum Kufuor and former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva for their work to address hunger and poverty in their countries over the […]

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