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What Do Walmart and USAID Have In Common?

(from L-TO-R) Mike Duke, President & CEO, Walmart; Dan Bartlett, Executive VP of Corporate Affairs, Walmart; Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID. Photo credit: USGLC

Today Walmart, the Walmart Foundation and USAID signed a new global Memorandum of Understanding to help farmers and women contribute to the economic development of their communities. Read more >>

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From the Field in India and Nepal: Tibetan Refugees Grow Household Incomes Via Organic Kitchen Gardens

With organic gardening techniques learned through USAID’s EDOTS project, Kunchok Dolma now produces enough vegetables to feed her family as well as help her save on her monthly expenses.
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The Economic Development of Tibetan Settlements in India and Nepal project is improving the economic status of Tibetan settlements. Read more >>

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USAID Scholarships: Forming Lasting Bonds among Nations through Youth

Marling García, who is studying entrepreneurship and leadership for youth development at Northcentral Technical College in Wisconsin, talks to U.S. Ambassador Phyllis M. Powers about activities she intends to carry out when she returns from her studies. Photo credit: USAID

Phyllis M. Powers, U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, reflects on her recent trip to Nicaragua where she visited USAID’s Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) program. Read more >>

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Adding It All Up: Crunching Numbers and Saving Dollars

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USAID’s cost-benefit analysis trainings directly impact the effectiveness of host government spending, with the ultimate goal of increasing employment, equity and economic growth. Read more >>

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Celebrating Peace Corps Week: Those Extraordinary Ordinary Volunteers!

A Peace Corps volunteer trains his local community in Malawi on the nutritional benefits of growing soy. Photo credit: Peace Corps

This week, we’re celebrating our partner agency the Peace Corps during it’s annual Peace Corps Week. Read more >>

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Interagency Panel on Economic Statecraft to Create Competitive Foreign Markets

Eric Postel speaks at the Economic Statecraft panel. Photo Credit: Pat Adams, USAID.

Last Monday, December 10, I had the opportunity to speak at an interagency panel on the topic of Economic Statecraft and Developing Partnerships with the Private Sector. Read more >>

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Shared Values, Shared History: Administrator Shah Visits West Point

Today, Dr. Shah travels to West Point for the first time a sitting USAID Administrator has visited the Academy.  His visit comes just over a year since President Obama elevated development on par with defense and diplomacy and one week before Veterans Day, offering an opportunity to highlight the importance of development to national security […]

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The Keys to Sustainability: Capacity Building and Country Ownership

Dr. Montague Demment is Associate Vice President for International Development at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and professor of ecology at the University of California, Davis. This item was originally posted on Agrilinks. The big question for us all: How do we make agricultural development work and work sustainably? Perhaps the most […]

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USAID-Supported Program Returns $15 million to US Treasury

Today, I hosted a ceremony in Washington with the Board of Directors of the Albanian-American Enterprise Fund (AAEF) to celebrate the return of $15 million to American taxpayers. The Albanian-American Enterprise Fund was established in 1995 with a $30 million grant from USAID to assist the economic transformation of Albania after the fall of the […]

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50th Anniversary: The Program of Scientific and Technological Cooperation

John Daily is the former director of the Office of Research. He worked for USAID from 1976 to 1997. He is now retired. Photo Credit: John Daly/USAID

The Program of Science and Technology Cooperation broke ground for USAID. Read more >>

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