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Video of the Week: Kid President’s Day at UN for World Humanitarian Day 2013

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On this World Humanitarian Day, USAID salutes the brave men and women around the world who risk their lives saving the lives of others. Read more >>

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Local Development Solutions: A Destination, Not A Doctrine

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Localizing aid is not the only way to strengthen state systems, but it is a crucial tool in donor toolboxes Read more >>

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Humanitarian Aid in a Changing World

Have you ever wondered how the international humanitarian response system actually works in practice? How is life-saving assistance provided to people caught up in conflicts, natural disasters and other crises when the capacity of their governments to respond is outstripped?  How many agencies are on standby? How much does it cost to respond to some […]

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Shah: In defense of smart foreign assistance

As featured on CNN’s Global Public Square This week more than 2,000 government, civil society and private sector leaders have gathered in Busan, South Korea with one goal: to improve the quality and effectiveness of development aid. The setting is especially significant; 50 years ago, South Korea was largely a country of peasant farmers. It […]

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Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL) Celebrates One-Year

December 24, 2009: as DC was beginning its holiday retreat, a group of career USAID staff walked over to USDA to congratulate our newly confirmed Administrator. There was a great feeling of anticipation as we briefed him on our ideas for bringing policy, strategic planning, budget responsibilities and many core competencies back into the Agency.  […]

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