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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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Haiti’s Recovery Won’t Happen Overnight

A row of damaged houses and buildings in the Cité Soleil neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Four years after the disaster, almost 75 percent of earthquake rubble has been removed and 89 percent of the 1.5 million displaced population have left camps for alternative housing options.

As Haiti leaves behind the era of post-earthquake relief and focuses now on longer-term development, USAID is striving to build the capacity of local organizations to lead and manage development initiatives.

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Retooling Ukraine’s Court Management through Partnership

The first graduating class of court administrators in Ukraine. Photo credit: USAID Ukraine

The USAID FAIR Justice Project in partnership with Ukraine’s State Judicial Administration and the National School of Judges of Ukraine, is a great example of how partnerships between governments, academia and development can lead to real change. Read more >>

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From the Field in Afghanistan: A Media Revolution

USAID has funded more than 50 community radio stations and trained more than 11,440 journalists since the fall of the Taliban. Photo credit: Internews Afghanistan

USAID, with the help of its partners, is helping to bridge a gap between the media and the Afghan people. Read more >>

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International Day of Democracy: Strengthening Citizen Voices

A group of Kenyan youth marching for peace before the general elections in March 2013. Photo credit: USAID/Kenya

USAID celebrates International Day of Democracy, which was on September 15. Read more >>

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Photos of the Week: AID in Action: Delivering on Results

Swaziland mother Zanele is thankful that 2-month-old son Nkosingphile was born HIV-free

Driving human progress is at the core of USAID’s mission, but what do development results look like? Read more >>

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Working to Keep Civil Society Open

Larry Garber and Sarah Mendelson are, respectively, Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning and the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

We can keep civil society space open and ensure that the aspirations of people around the globe for freedom and dignity will be achieved Read more >>

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Connecting Parliament to the People in Timor-Leste

Parliamentarian Mateus de Jesus (CNRT) shows notes received from constituents during the "Listen to the People's Voice" forum in Maliana, Timor-Leste, in April 2013. Photo credit: Paul Randolph, USAID

In every democracy, it’s crucial that parliamentarians meet their constituents regularly to explain how they are serving communities as their elected representatives and listen to the views of citizens to incorporate them into legislation and public policies. Read more >>

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Free Press: The Cornerstone of Democracy

In Mozambique, USAID supports the five-year, $10 million Media Strengthening Program to promote a free, open, diverse, and self-sustaining media sector. Photo Credit: IREX

Today and every day, USAID applauds the brave work of journalists, editors, and the increasing millions of “citizen reporters” throughout the world in their common pursuit to freely gather, report, analyze, and share news. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: “Bosnia Moves Forward”

Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a devastating war from 1992-1995. In the aftermath, the country not only underwent post-war reconstruction, but also launched the transition from a Socialist system to a system of democratic governance. As local governments work to overcome the challenges posed by reconstruction, democracy-building, and the global economic downturn, the Governance Accountability Project, […]

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