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Those of us who are parents know that the sun and moon rise around our children. To those of us who are in development, we know that young people have the strength to move the sun and the moon… and sometimes more.
New video from last month’s Feed the Future: Partnering with Civil Society event, featuring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Joyce Banda of Malawi, and journalist Nicholas Kristof.
Have you ever wondered how the international humanitarian response system actually works in practice? How is life-saving assistance provided to people caught up in conflicts, natural disasters and other crises when the capacity of their governments to respond is outstripped? How many agencies are on standby? How much does it cost to respond to some […]
“We have to develop today the leaders for tomorrow,” said President Jahjaga of Kosovo during the USAID Frontiers In Development forum opening plenary entitled Development, Democracy, and Global Security in the 21stCentury. This statement resonated with the delegation of young people from across the globe participating in the event. These students comprised young African innovators, […]
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, and Carol Lancaster, Dean of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Affairs spoke today at USAID’s Frontiers in Development Forum. Below is an excerpt from their contribution to the Frontiers in Development essays. Twenty-ﬁve years ago, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) was a region of despair. Outside of Botswana and Mauritius, democracy […]
Farmer-returnees empowered to develop livelihoods, support their families, and participate positively in their communities. Recently, I visited one of the agriculture programs supported by USAID in the northern region of Sri Lanka where the most intense fighting took place between the Sri Lankan security forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). More than […]