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Memories of Schooldays in Panama…

USAID will mark its 50th anniversary in November and as part of the commemoration USAID’s news publication FrontLines will dedicate its next photo contest to a celebration of the Agency’s history. FrontLines is looking for photos that illustrate USAID’s development activities and the people who carried them out over the decades. The contest is open […]

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Running for Maternal and Newborn Lives in Ethiopia

Growing up in New England, the highlight of spring was always the Boston Marathon. Whether we cheered the runners on from alongside the road or if we watched the event live on television, the experience always had a distinct allure. Bonded together with a singular purpose, beating their feet along the pavement with a steady […]

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Global Health Series: Interview with USAID’s Susan Brems

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, a number of senior USAID personnel were recently interviewed by PSI for their magazine Impact. We’ll be bringing you portions of these interviews over the next few weeks as a part of our 50th Anniversary blog series. This week’s installment is an interview with Susan Brems, USAID’s Senior Deputy […]

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Green Hiker-Green Planet Campaign Ignites Broad Partnership and Inspires Action on Climate Change

Those that took part in the Green Hiker-Green Planet campaign, was organized by USAID in partnership with WWF to raise the awareness of global climate change among non-development or academic professionals—particularly the media and members of Nepali parliament and the private sector—and to encourage collaboration among these diverse groups.  Photo Credit: USAID/Nepal

  Last Tuesday, at almost 3500m above sea level; cold, wet and muddy from a light snow storm that had been a steady drizzle a half-hour earlier, and out of breath from walking uphill for three hours straight, I considered myself fortunate. I was trekking through one of the most beautiful alpine regions in the […]

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Coming Full Circle: My Experience with USAID

By: Anne Ralte, USAID Senior Advisor I was born in Mizoram (“land of the Mizo people”), a remote, mountainous part of north-eastern India, with our own language and culture.  During my early childhood in the 1950’s, we were a marginalized tribal group with most families, like mine, making a living by farming.  We lived in […]

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A History of Health Aid

In the 1970′s, there was an international effort that sought to provide relief and development assistance to the victims of the savage drought that has brought distress to the Sub-Sahara countries of Africa. The United States, through USAID participated in a Recovery and Rehabilitation program aimed at providing the basis for social and economic development […]

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USAID@50 – International Women’s Day

By: Abby Sugrue and Laura Rodriguez, USAID We were rummaging through historic USAID materials in the basement of the Ronald Reagan Building and found this photo of a young nurse and a baby. We couldn’t find a project name, date, title, or country – just “USAID” scrawled in pencil on the back. Still, the image […]

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Helping the First Elections to Succeed

Today I work at USAID/Indonesia as a development specialist in the Office of Democratic Governance. But during the popular uprising that led to the downfall of Suharto and the return of democratic government to Indonesia I was a student activist. After the popular, student led uprising in Indonesia – similar to what recently occurred in […]

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USAID@50: Stories from the field

Tiana Razafimahatratra, a Foreign Service National working at USAID’s Madagascar misson, tells the story of her first days working with USAID. When I told my former colleagues from CARE that I had been recruited by USAID to join the mission in Madagascar as a Foreign Service National (FSN), their first reaction surprised me. It was […]

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My Journey with USAID

By Winston J. Allen, PhD Senior Evaluation Specialist, USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning USAID entered my life in 1963, when I participated in the school lunch program at my elementary school, the Congo Town Municipal Primary School in the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The school lunch, supported by USAID, was a high […]

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