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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Money & Microfinance

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What does having access to savings and credit have to do with disaster risk reduction? In this Pounds of Prevention series, we discuss the important role that financial services play in reducing vulnerability to disasters and facilitating post-disaster recovery. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Women Mobile Phone Users in Indonesia

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Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with partners Qtel Group and AusAID, announced the winners of the GSMA mWomen Design Challenge, which aims to redefine the smartphone user experience for resource-poor women in emerging markets. The GSMA mWomen Design Challenge was created to simplify the smartphone user interface to help overcome reading and technical literacy […]

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Video of the Week: “Partnering for Progress: Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases Globally”

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USAID-funded projects End in Africa and End in Asia have partnered with global organizations to work towards eliminating neglected tropical diseases. Leaders in the field talk about the progress that has been made and their hopes for the future.

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FrontLines Year in Review: Children’s Saviors on the Front Lines

Community health worker Rosalina Casimiro meets with children in Nampula province, Mozambique, to demonstrate how to purify water prior to drinking. Photo credit: Luisa Chadreque, Pathfinder Nampula

Front-line health workers are the first and often the only link to health care for millions of children in the developing world. Read more >>

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USAID Swears in First Mission Director to Burma in 24 Years

August 29, 2012, was a momentous occasion for USAID as Chris Milligan, amid an overflowing crowd of friends, supporters and high-level dignitaries, including Ambassador Than Swe and Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma Patrick Murphy, was sworn in as the Agency’s first mission director to Burma since 1988. “The challenge before us—and before Chris—is […]

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Secretary Clinton Glimpses Legacy of Vietnam War-era Bombs in Laos

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a brief visit to Laos this month, making her the highest serving U.S. Government official to visit the country since 1955. Read more >>

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SMARTgirl Empowers Women in Cambodia

Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer, joined Assistant Administrator for Asia, Nisha Biswal for a special visit to the SMARTgirl project in Cambodia, a USAID funded project. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: A Visit to Candlenut Farmers

This week’s video comes from our USAID Mission in Timor-Leste. USAID works with candlenut farmers and their communities to teach them how to increase yields and reach new markets.

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Picture of the Week: Deputy Administrator Steinberg Visits Asia

As part of a three country trip to Asia, USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg attended the Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank in Manila, participating in the Development Partners Session.  In the Philippines, he visited several USAID programs, including the launch of the Partnership for Growth Cities Development Initiative, the issuance of land titles to several Batangas residents, and the signing […]

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