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Standing with Civil Society

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Larry Garber highlights the importance of civil society and the need for USAID to ensure that, when it comes to civil society, our financial investments are met by our political commitments.

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Why Free Media Matters

A minicab driver listens to a radio broadcast in a market in Abeche, Chad (2009). / Internews

Media independence has been tied to social stability, improved governance and reduced corruption, better health outcomes, faster economic growth and fewer famines. USAID’s support of open media environments in 31 countries around the world is having real impact on the lives of real people.

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Building Skills and Promoting Collaboration among the Middle East and North Africa’s Budding Journalists

Journalists from Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco discuss a collaborative research project at a regional training program organized by USAID and ICFJ in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo: Frank Folwell, ICFJ)

The success of the democratic transitions underway around the Middle East and North Africa will depend on well-informed voters educated by a professional and objective media.

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Defending Civil Society Organizations in Egypt

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Over the past few years we have learned that the united voice of citizens cannot be ignored. By making citizens more aware of the important role civil society plays, we are helping our democratic transitions succeed.

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A Renewed Focus on Institutional Strengthening in Kenya

Lisa McGregor-Mirghani, Local Capacity Team Lead for USAID in Kenya, speaking at the Institutional Strengthening Symposium in Nairobi. Photo credit: USAID

Kenya’s major reforms include a devolved government in which civil society organizations have an enhanced contribution to strengthening health and social systems. 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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Making All Voices Count is Open for Business

A woman on a phone in India. Photo Credit: USAID

Today Making All Voices Count: A Grand Challenge for Development is open for business and calling for proposals. Read more >>

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Belarus Community Connections Program Celebrates 15 Years of Success

Participants of the Community Connection Program on arts discuss challenges in the area. Photo credit: USAID

USAID Belarus celebrates its 15th year helping Belarusian professionals to understand and adopt best practices to strengthen and develop the country. Read more >>

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