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The End of Extreme Poverty

Alex Thier, USAID’s Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning and Learning, on the main stage at TEDx Foggy Bottom 2015. / Gregg Rapaport, USAID

USAID’s policy chief Alex Thier recently presented at TEDx Foggy Bottom in front of an audience of 1,500 to talk about ending extreme poverty and the Agency’s role in working toward that goal as part of its mission.

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Haiti’s High-Tech Revolution: The ‘New Model’ in Action

Workers at Haiti’s Surtab factory carefully assembly tablets.

USAID is providing crucial support to an innovative tech startup in Haiti. Surtab, a tablet manufacturer, produces high quality products while investing in their workers through training and competitive wages.

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USAID in the News

USAID celebrates International Women's Day. Photo credit: USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of March 11, 2013. Read more >>

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A New Investment Model for Afghanistan

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

I’m proud to announce that the United States government has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new and innovative public-private partnership in Afghanistan with the Aga Khan Foundation. Read more >>

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Remembering USAID’s Ragaei Abdelfattah

A plaque bearing his name was adjoined to a memorial remembering fallen USAID staff. Photo Credit: USAID

On Friday, USAID honored a fallen colleague and friend, Ragaei Abdelfattah, who lost his life in Afghanistan Read more >>

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Afghanistan’s Banner Year for Agriculture (and how to get more of them)

The 2012 wheat harvest in Afghanistan is shaping up to be one of the best in the last 35 years, according to a new report by the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture. Read more >>

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Hard Won Progress in Afghanistan

Alex Thier reflects on progress in Afghanistan. Read more >>

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Sustainable Assistance for Afghanistan

In Afghanistan a few weeks ago, I encountered two programs that are emblematic of the challenges and triumphs of civilian assistance efforts in Afghanistan. Read more >>

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Evaluating U.S. Foreign Assistance to Afghanistan

In the last decade, Afghanistan has made some dramatic development achievements. Read more >>

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Development Under Fire: Risks and Rewards

In Afghanistan, over 300 Americans and tens of thousands of Afghans working for USAID take risks every day to turn the tide against the insurgency and fulfill President Obama’s pledge to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda. Read more >>

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