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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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USAID Assists Timor-Leste in Developing Land Policies, Ending Conflict

Ambassador Fergin hands out a claims certificate at a ceremony in Liquica, Timor-Leste. Photo Credit: Tetra Tech.

This month, experts from USAID’s Land Tenure and Property Rights Division in Washington are in Timor-Leste to help advance work in the land and property sector. Read more >>

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FrontLines Feature: Community Members and Police Take Back Jamaica’s Streets

After closing her shop and fleeing her community of Gravel Heights, Paulette Simpson was happy to return home and reopen her grocery shop, confident in the ability of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to keep her safe from gangs. Photo Credit: USAID

As a community-based policing project comes to a close after more than six years, the partnership between police and citizens offers a crime-crushing model for the Caribbean. Read more >>

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FrontLines Feature: How to Get All Children Reading

USAID, World Vision, AusAID, and the U.S. Department of Education are leading the charge in finding early grade reading solutions. Photo Credit: Derek Brown.

Since literacy has been shown to lead to better health, higher incomes and more vibrant democracies, USAID and partners are seeking new solutions to an age-old problem. Read more >>

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FrontLines Feature: A USAID Legacy in Latin America: Smaller Families and Better Health

Maryuri Arellano gives a health talk on adolescent pregnancy prevention.

Today, more than 1,000 men and women like Hernández are involved in the country’s ambitious community-based efforts to improve health by helping parents decide the size of their families. Read more >>

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