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50 Years of Achieving Real Results in Childhood Literacy

For the past 50 years, USAID and a growing number of partners have been working to improve the quality of education in developing countries with an emphasis on boosting child literacy.  In February of 2011, USAID launched its evidence-based education strategy – shifting the focus of global education toward achieving real results in childhood literacy, higher […]

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A New School Year

The start of September is always a time that we once again turn our thoughts to education.  Our children get ready for school, are excited at the prospect of seeing their friends, meeting their new teacher, and learning new skills. For others it is a time to return to university and continue their education, be […]

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New Partnership with Islamic Bank Marks Step Forward for Indonesian Women and USAID

Eid Saeed! This week Muslims around the world have been celebrating Eid ul-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. And low-income women in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, have another reason to celebrate. As a result of a new USAID loan guarantee signed on August 23, they […]

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New Program Educates Health Sector Executives in Kenya

Kate Steger, MA, MPH is a Communications and Knowledge Exchange Coordinator for the Kenya Leadership, Management and Sustainability Program at Management Sciences for Health Earlier this year, USAID supported the launch of the Leading High-Performing Healthcare Organizations program (LeHHO) for senior health leaders in Kenya.  Offered at Nairobi’s Strathmore Business School, the program is the […]

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Taking on Global Challenges through Science, Diplomacy, and Development

The cutting edge of science and technology is rapidly moving to address questions of global importance: How do we conserve ecosystems and protect against the spread of emerging infectious disease? How do we increase agricultural yields while decreasing the environmental footprint of agriculture? How do we better predict natural disasters, ranging from global climatic disruption, […]

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50th Anniversary Blog Series – Optimistic, Momentous, Divine and Full of Joy

Over the past few months, this blog has hosted a series of posts to highlight five decades of USAID’s history. While 50 years of saving and improving lives is quite an accomplishment, let us step back and consider another significant milestone achieved this year. On June 2, USAID’s mission in Mongolia celebrated its 20th year of […]

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A Personal Thanks to Filipino Americans from USAID/Philippines

To the more than 80 Filipino Americans from the metro Washington, D.C., area and beyond who came to speak with me on Friday, August 19, thank you for doing so much to help our kababayan (our fellow Filipinos).  It was a pleasure to hear about your efforts as dedicated Filipino American leaders and activists from […]

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Peeling Potatoes With Grace

Recently, a group of 10 bloggers traveled with ONE to Kenya. This trip was the first step in cultivating the amazing energy of thousands of American moms who have the power to help save millions of lives through simple actions they can take from right where they are. Cross-posted from Coming Alive Imagine being a […]

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (8/22/2011 – 8/26/2011) August 23: In an op-ed published in The Huffington Post, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah highlighted the recent DevelopmentXChange event, which brought together 77 grant finalists to share their innovative ideas to discover the next breakthrough in maternal and infant health. The event was part of Saving Lives at Birth: […]

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World Summit Celebrates People of African Descent in the Americas

Originally posted on DipNote, the U.S. Department of State official blog. A warm “Buiti achuluruni” was the Garifuna welcome for the more than 1,000 participants who traveled to La Ceiba, Honduras, to attend the first World Summit of African Descendants. The World Summit of African Descendants: Integral and Sustainable Development with Identity was organized by […]

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