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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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Reflections on Burma

Reflective lakes, green mountains, golden pagodas, and friendly people.  These are some of the lasting images from my first visit to Burma, also known as Myanmar, this past month.  Clearly, Burma is a country on the move, making up for lost time when it was largely isolated from the rest of the world.  While there […]

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A Soldier’s Lesson in Development

USAID is proud that today over 750 veterans have continued to serve the American people by joining our Agency. On this Veteran’s day, we value their resiliency and selflessness and we pay tribute to their stories. Author Mirko Crnkovich  is Deputy Chief, in Plans and Liaison Division of the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance […]

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Lessons on Youth Leadership from Garissa, Kenya

Many of us youth development practitioners have been eagerly anticipating the release of USAID’s youth policy with the hope that it will increase awareness of the importance of youth issues to development. I know from EDC’s work around the world how integral youth are to economic, social and political development. One of the main principles […]

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Afghanistan

In this installment of USAID’s Pounds of Prevention series, we take a look at how USAID—through its partnership with Catholic Relief Services— is helping vulnerable farmers reduce post-harvest losses as a result of poor storage conditions. We focus on western Afghanistan, where the potato plays a key role in nourishing families through the harsh winter months. In the traditional-style […]

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