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Ending Extreme Poverty with a New Model of Development

On April 3, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah unveiled the U.S. Global Development Lab.

Working together, we can throw open the doors of development and engage millions of people in our mission to unlock a brighter future for all.

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Investing in Africa’s Future

Gaining professional skills helps the West African business community engage in more trade and encourages economic growth for the region. (Photo Credit West Africa Trade Hub)

With 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, Africa maintains the youngest population in the world. The current trend indicates that this population will double by 2050, according to an African Economic Outlook report, which aggregates data from several multilateral organizations including the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

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Wildlife Trafficking Response Reaches a Tipping Point

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Wildlife trafficking – poaching and illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife parts – is a major threat to the security and stability of nations worldwide. On February 13, leaders from around the world met at the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade to commit to take action on this crisis.

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A U.S.-African Union

Every year, heads of state and cabinet officials from across Africa gather in Addis Ababa to meet with political, civil society, and business leaders at the annual African Union Summit. Last week, I was honored to lead the USAID delegation to my first AU Summit. The AU’s role is critical to the future of Africa.

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Life in Southwest Algeria: A Civil Service Officer from USAID Visits the Remote Sahrawi Refugee Camps

When I first learned that I would be visiting the World Food Program (WFP) operation assisting Sahrawi refugees in Algeria, I was filled with excitement. Since I had not been in the field for a while, I jumped at the opportunity to visit a place that only a few of my colleagues had visited before. […]

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MCHIP Plays Key Role Introducing Lifesaving Vaccine in Nine African Countries

Mother and child at the launch ceremony. Photo credit: MCHIP

Today, on World Pneumonia Day, MCHIP and USAID celebrate that this disease is preventable with safe, effective and affordable tools. Read more >>

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Empowering Africa’s Next Generation Through Education

Bonga, a recent graduate, discusses his time at the Academy. Photo credit: Caitlin Callahan, USAID

South African school develops the next generation of leaders. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day One

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A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Teaching Special Needs Students a Vocation

John Nyanjui and students

The USAID-funded Nutrition Kitchen Garden Program launched at Maria Magdalena Catholic Parish School in Thika, Kenya cares for the special needs of mentally handicapped children.

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Podcast of the Week: Changing the World One Property Right at a Time

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Land tenure, or helping people in developing countries establish clear rights to their property, is a little-known issue that is nonetheless essential to the global fight on poverty. This podcast, based on an interview with USAID’s land tenure division chief Gregory Myers, explains the issue and how the U.S. Government is helping secure property rights around the globe.

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