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Moving Forward: Development in Conflict-Affected Mindanao

I recently returned from a 10-day trip to the Philippines where I had the opportunity to visit a number of USAID-assisted projects in Mindanao.  The second largest island in the Philippines, Mindanao is graced with stunning natural beauty—towering mountains and verdant plateaus—but is also the location of a protracted conflict that has held back the […]

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Embracing Innovation in Haiti: USAID’s Haiti Mobile Money Initiative

One of the hallmarks of the U.S. Government’s fresh approach to development in Haiti is making better use of innovative private sector ideas to solve tough development challenges. So when one third of Haiti’s bank branches were destroyed in the earthquake a year ago, we looked for ways to overcome one of the primary obstacles […]

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USAID Surpasses Private Sector Credit Milestone

Workers sort rubble in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on August 6, 2010. Photo source: Kendra Helmer/USAID

USAID uses partial loan guarantees to encourage local banks to invest locally in sectors ranging from health to clean energy to infrastructure. Read more >>

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Mapping Effort Will Paint Picture of African Youth

A peer educator talks with Tanzanian youth about HIV/AIDS prevention.Photo Credit: IYF

The $10-million YouthMap program will survey both in- and out-of-school, employed and unemployed youth, and investigate opportunities and challenges related to youth development. Read more >>

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Cultural Festival in Haiti Kicks Off USAID’s New Development Projects and Promotes Civic Pride

I witnessed many struggles in Haiti, but I also witnessed proud, hopeful Haitians working hard to overcome these challenges. Read more >>

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Nigeria @ 50: Partnership with USAID

USAID is helping farmers' organizations, like this group in Kano, Nigeria, to plant and harvest higher-yielding crops. These women have boosted their incomes by producing more cowpeas than in previous years. Photo Credit:Ann Fleuret, USAID/Nigeria

USAID is helping farmers’ organizations in Nigeria to plant and harvest higher-yielding crops. Read more >>

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Supporting a Sustainable Economy in Northern Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, USAID is supporting activities that increase economic opportunities, enhance respect for human rights, strengthen rule of law, improve responsive governance, and foster political reconciliation.  In recent years Sri Lanka has gone through major transitions. More than two decades of fighting prevented Sri Lanka from reaching its potential. The goal of this work […]

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