The USAID Impact blog frequently features posts by guest authors.
By Mark Lopes, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID/ Latin America and Caribbean Bureau The US and Brazil took another step yesterday toward deepening our joint efforts in developing countries, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize a staff exchange program between USAID and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC). Starting in April 2011, USAID […]
By: Louisa Bargeron It was just a few weeks ago that Administrator Rajiv Shah described USAID’s plan for modernizing foreign assistance through a series of reforms to promote sustainable development and highlight the role of development in national security. In Afghanistan, USAID’s efforts promotes security here and in the U.S. through coordinated civil-military projects like […]
By: USAID/India For many Indian cities and towns facing the challenges of growing populations and urban expansion, providing direct access to clean, affordable, and reliable drinking water is a significant challenge. Currently, only a fraction of the urban population has direct access to clean piped water, often because of inadequate and inefficient supply systems. The […]
Guest Post by: Andrea Gay, Executive Director of Children’s Health at the United Nations Foundation For the last ten years, I have seen thousands of children cry after being pricked by needle for a vaccination against measles –a deadly disease that is preventable by one quick, albeit painful, shot. I witnessed it again this week […]
On February 1, 1865 President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery and sent it to the States for ratification. February 1st was later established as National Freedom Day. A very complex form of “modern slavery” currently pervades across society and affects men, women and children. Through human trafficking, individuals and families are entrapped in […]
As featured in the White House Blog By: Joshua Dubois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships After the one year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, I wanted to highlight some of the great work our nonprofit and faith-based partners have been doing to […]
In Kenya, partnering with Pact Kenya we will hold a Trauma Healing and Social Reconciliation Workshop to develop a team of trainers/experts in the region to enhance the sustainability of people to people/social reconciliation processes. By helping individuals deal with trauma, we hope to improve relationships between communities in the area and create environments more […]