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Witness to an Historic Ukrainian Election

Ukranian woman places vote in ballot box

Ukraine recently held historic elections as the world watched. USAID provided assistance to ensure the legitimacy and transparency of the process.

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Getting it Right: Using Real-Time Data to Inform Smarter, More Responsive Aid

In this era of unprecedented connectivity, the private sector excels at using digital data to better understand its customers.  There is opportunity for our and other organizations involved in international development to use the analysis of digital data to better understand the real-time needs of populations who benefit from their programs. The United States Agency […]

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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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USAID in the News

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A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of August 19, 2013. Read more >>

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Opening the Door to USAID: A Conversation with InsideNGO

Alison  N. Smith (left), executive director of the advocacy group InsideNGO, asks questions of the USAID panel.
From left: Aman Djahanbani, senior procurement executive and director of the Office of Acquisition & Assistance;
Angelique Crumbly, assistant administrator for the Bureau for Management; and Susan Reichle, counselor to the
Agency. Photo credit: USAID

Senior procurement executive sums up the conversations held at the InsideNGO Annual Conference. Read more >>

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Local Development Solutions: A Destination, Not A Doctrine

Click on image to view the report. Photo credit: ODI

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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Study Highlights Way Forward for African Higher Education Institutions

Students in the Tabia Debre Abay community at an Alternative Basic Education Center in Tigray, Ethiopia. The community is now actively involved in the education of their youngsters. Photo by Nena Terrell, USAID

Leadership and administration capacity are the most critical challenges in the effort to make higher education in sub-Saharan Africa more effective and responsive to development, while ensuring its quality and relevance. Read more >>

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Addressing the Crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

National Security Staff Senior Director for Development and Democracy Gayle Smith, Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights Steve Pomper, and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs Grant T. Harris discuss the situation in South Sudan at the White House, July 24, 2013. Photo credit: White House

Yesterday, the White House hosted NGOs and advocacy groups to discuss the political crisis in South Sudan, and how the U.S. can help end the violence and support South Sudan’s democratic development. Read more >>

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Behind the Scenes: Interview w/ Tjada McKenna on Feed the Future’s progress

Tjada McKenna serves as Feed the Future's Deputy Coordinator for Development

In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview Blog Series, we chat with Tjada McKenna, Feed the Future’s Deputy Coordinator for Development, about global hunger and Feed the Future’s progress. Read more >>

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A Quick Guide to Feed the Future’s New Progress Report

Woman in Liberia tends to her plants. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE

Feed the Future releases its progress report of results achieved in fiscal year 2012. Read more >>

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