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Photo of the Week: Building Peace Along Borders in East Africa

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USAID has supported peace-building along Kenya’s northern borders for over a decade. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: “Partnering for Progress: Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases Globally”

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USAID-funded projects End in Africa and End in Asia have partnered with global organizations to work towards eliminating neglected tropical diseases. Leaders in the field talk about the progress that has been made and their hopes for the future.

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Videos of the Week: U.S. Delegation Visits Syrian Refugees at Camp Islahiye, Turkey

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On January 24, 2013, U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, and USAID Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg visited Syrian refugees in Turkey. Read more >>

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The Global Movement of Electronic Payments at the World Economic Forum

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Originally appeared on The Better than Cash Alliance Blog At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this morning, the Better Than Cash Alliance hosted a roundtable discussion with Juan Jiménez Mayor, Prime Minister, Republic of Peru, Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas, Minister of Finance, Republic of Colombia, Florencio B. Abad, Secretary of Budget and […]

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Video of the Week: Administrator Shah’s Address to African Leadership on Child Survival Meeting

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In an effort to catalyze global action for child survival, the Governments of Ethiopia, India, and the United States together with UNICEF convened the ‘Child Survival Call to Action’ in Washington, D.C. in June 2012. . Under the banner of ‘Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed‘, more than 160 governments signed a pledge to renew their […]

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Photo of the Week: Call to Action for Child Survival In Ethiopia

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The Government of Ethiopia and former Minister of Health Tedros Adhanom committed to convene the ‘African Leadership for Child Survival—A Promise Renewed’ Meeting January 16-18, 2013, in Addis Ababa. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Farming Grapes in Afghanistan

Over 22 varieties of grapes were planted on the Afghan’s Ministry of Agriculture’s research farm to establish a grape foundation nursery. USAID-funded projects introduced trellising, a practice that increases the quality of grapes and overall yields.

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Video of the Week: Cash and Carry with the World Food Programme in Zimbabwe

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In parts of Zimbabwe where market conditions allow, the World Food Programme is arranging for cash to be given to those in need. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: 2012 in Pictures

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This week’s “Photo of the Week” is a compilation of photos from major events throughout 2012. It was a busy year to say the least. We continued to work to combat drought in the Sahel region, we successfully launched the Child Survival Call to Action,hosted the Frontiers in Development Conference, we closed our USAID mission […]

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Paraguay

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In this next installment of the (PDF)USAID Pounds of Prevention series, we travel to Paraguay. Since 2001, USAID has partnered with Paraguay to improve the country’s approach to disaster management, with a concentrated effort on preventing and responding to wildfires. In recent years, USAID supported Paraguay’s development of its National Plan for Integrated Fire Management. […]

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