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FrontLines Year in Review: Fighting Modern Day Slavery

Since 2009, USAID’s Actions to Combat Trafficking-in-Persons program has been working closely with the Government of Bangladesh to help survivors of human trafficking through counseling and life skills training. Photo credit: Winrock International

Since 2005, USAID and the Government of Bangladesh have collaborated to address human trafficking on two fronts: by preventing it and by alleviating the suffering of its victims. Read more >>

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FrontLines Year in Review: Children’s Saviors on the Front Lines

Community health worker Rosalina Casimiro meets with children in Nampula province, Mozambique, to demonstrate how to purify water prior to drinking. Photo credit: Luisa Chadreque, Pathfinder Nampula

Front-line health workers are the first and often the only link to health care for millions of children in the developing world. Read more >>

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FrontLines Year in Review: A Right to Land

Asilya Gemmal, 14, of Gure Tebeno Union, proudly displays her land certificate obtained from the Ethiopian Government with USAID assistance. Photo credit: Links Media

Property rights are proving to be a solid foundation for economic empowerment for individuals, corporations and nations, and a potential solution to shore up food security in developing countries. Read more >>

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FrontLines Year in Review: Aligning the Goals of Development and Business

Dr. Maura O'Neill is the chief innovation officer and senior counselor to the administrator at USAID.

In the five decades since President John F. Kennedy asked Congress to create the U.S. Agency for International Development, the development landscape has changed tremendously. One of the most powerful changes is the growing role of the private sector. Read more >>

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FrontLines Year in Review: Beyond Port-au-Prince

Vendors sell their wares March 24, 2011, at a market in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. Photo credit: Kendra Helmer, USAID.

The United States and Haitian Governments aim to develop areas outside the country’s overcrowded capital, catalyzing growth in the north. Read more >>

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Judicial Reform and Economic Growth in the Philippines

Nisha Biswal is USAID's assistant administrator for Asia. Photo Credit: USAID.

Chief Justice Sereno is a key voice calling for the development of a strong and stable judiciary in the Philippines that creates a platform for continued investment and confidence in the country’s economy. Read more >>

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FrontLines Year in Review: Apps for Afghanistan

An Afghan youth uses his mobile phone to take pictures in Musa Qala. Photo credit: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP

With an explosion in mobile phones, USAID engages Afghanistan’s best and brightest to grow mobile money. Read more >>

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Communication is Aid: Old and New Technologies Make Aid More Effective

Shujaaz.FM main character DJ Boyie pirates airtime to talk about what's important to youth

Participants of the ‘Communication is Aid: Humanitarian, Media and Technology Collaboration’ event, held in Nairobi, Kenya in early December discuss how communication is used as aid. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Bangladesh

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In this next installment of the USAID Pounds of Prevention series, we travel to Bangladesh where disaster risk reduction activities have saved countless lives there Read more >>

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At Datajam, Innovators and Entrepreneurs Unleash Open Data for Global Development

Administrator Shah and CTO Park discuss open data's impact in development. Photo Credit: USAID.

USAID and the White House explored new ways of leveraging open data for development at Datajam event on December 10 Read more >>

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