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The US-Burma Partnership

On November 19, President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. President to visit Burma. It was a historic visit, not just because it was inaugural but because it underscored the truly remarkable journey on which Burma has embarked. Read more >>

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America Extends a Hand to Burma

Yesterday, the streets of Rangoon were lined with huge crowds of enthusiastic well-wishers, holding signs welcoming President Obama Read more >>

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From the Field: Gender Equity through Education in South Sudan

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Regina Anek, a deputy director for gender at South Sudan’s Ministry of Education in Eastern Equatoria, just saved a 14-year old girl Read more >>

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Thai Students Win Mobile App Contest

U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Kristie A. Kenney, USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Director Michael Yates, and KMUTT Vice President Assistant Professor Bundit Thipakorn posed with the Students with Solutions 2012 winner, Team Optimo, and members of six finalist teams after the final presentations at Hitech Digital Live Studio, Digital Gateway, Siam Square.  Photo credit: Jakkapong Mangmool

A group of five first-year Thai engineering students won the USAID Asia Students with Solutions 2012 Mobile App Contest Read more >>

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USAID Fall Semester Review

It seems this semester is flying by and exams are fast approaching, making this the perfect time to step back and review everything that has happened so far during the USAID Fall Semester. Read more >>

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Mobile Games Bring Social Change to Developing Worlds

Children play the Half the Sky mobile games in Kenya. Photo credit: Ed Owles, Worldview

The Half the Sky Movement is excited to announce the release of three mobile phone games in India and Kenya. Read more >>

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From the Field: Giving At-Risk Youth a Chance in Guyana

Photo: Tomaisha Hendricks, SKYE Program Officer, and these are fully owned by EDC and the SKYE Project

For many at-risk youth, workforce development training is the key to gaining the necessary skills to enter the workforce Read more >>

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Education Week 2012: Reading Improves with the 5 “Ts”

Now watch how this teacher uses an improved reading approach.

As part of the USAID Education Strategy, we are focused on improving reading for 100 million primary school students. Read more >>

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Hope Springs in Burma for Maternal and Child Health

With an economy of over $80 billion, growing at over 5 percent annually, Burma presents unique challenges and opportunities for development Read more >>

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Semper Fi USAID: Ooh-rah!

My seminal experience with USAID came in 2007 in Ramadi, Iraq. As a part of President George W. Bush’s surge efforts, I found myself leading a very young, inexperienced Marine civil affairs unit with the mission of conducting stabilization and reconstruction in a badly damaged city. Our USAID representative, in the first wave of the […]

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