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Building the Bridges of the New Silk Road

In Tajikistan, about half of all Tajik rural households do not have access to safe, potable water. USAID helps turn water from a source of conflict to a source of cooperation. / USAID

What would it take to reconnect Central and South Asia along a New Silk Road? Explore USAID’s efforts to link Central and South Asia, and how these efforts are building a more secure, stable and prosperous future for the entire region.

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Transforming Cities Today for Equitable Societies Tomorrow

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Cities are here to stay. But when it comes to how we share them, USAID believes in one fundamental principle: Growing cities can help to drive inclusive development; but local governments, organizations and communities must work together to ensure that urban growth does not overwhelm the ability to deliver basic services, and that the benefits of urbanization are felt by society’s most vulnerable.

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The Courage of Atefa: Afghan Women Learn to be Candidates

It’s hard to imagine someone more optimistic about her country’s future, more determined to be on the front lines of social change, than Atefa, whose last name is being withheld for security reasons. Only 25 years old, and already a teacher with seven years of challenging classroom experience, she is running for provincial council in […]

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Political Transition Assistance and Prevention of Gender Based Violence

Younger students have participated in a USAID program, based on an understanding that young people are still developing ideas about gender and relationships. Photo Credit: J. Harris, International Medical Corps

She was abandoned as a baby at a rural hospital in Bihar, India. The hospital, at a loss for what to do with an infant girl, gave her away – to a brothel.

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FrontLines: What is Open Development?

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Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to learn how the Agency is embracing open development to further its work. Read more >>

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From the Field in Afghanistan: A Media Revolution

USAID has funded more than 50 community radio stations and trained more than 11,440 journalists since the fall of the Taliban. Photo credit: Internews Afghanistan

USAID, with the help of its partners, is helping to bridge a gap between the media and the Afghan people. Read more >>

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Girls and Women Transforming Societies

Alex Thier is Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Learning

Today’s USAID and UK’s Department for International Development event on Girls and Women Transforming Societies demonstrates the progress we’re making on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

A Promise Renewed

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of September 16, 2013. Read more >>

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From the Field in Afghanistan: Mobile Phones Changing Lives

Omar, who owns a supermarket in Kabul, uses M-Paisa for most of his transactions. Photo credit: USAID/Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s telecommunication sector is connecting people with mobile money products. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

The results of the American doctors' visit were given to Alan Gross's wife, Judy, seen here, and the rest of his family. Photo credit: CNN

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of August 12, 2013. Read more >>

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