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Video of the Week: Development Innovation Ventures at USAID

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Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) is a flagship program which began at USAID in October 2010 to provide grant funds for innovative ideas. Through this open project, USAID is able to locate and attract innovators from across the globe with ideas that could radically reshape the landscape of development ventures.

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How I Was Inspired to Solve Global Problems

Administrator Rajiv Shah speaks to students at Howard University on October 15, 2012. Photo Credit: Patricia Adams, USAID.

As a senior studying public relations, I never thought about working abroad. I had the epiphany one day and decided to include international development in my career plans. Read more >>

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Book Review: “No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses” by Peter Piot; Reviewed by Jennifer Albertini, USAID Africa

Jennifer (Jenny) Albertini is Senior HIV/AIDS Technical Advisor for USAID Africa's Health Team where she focuses on policy, program and technical guidance for the Agency's HIV/AIDS programs in Africa.  Jenny has worked with PEPFAR since its inception, including spending seven years in Zambia and Swaziland implementing and managing HIV/AIDS programs there.

For many, childhood is a time of wonder and ambitious dreams to travel to foreign lands and work on issues of social justice. Often times, such dreams remain unfulfilled – but, not for Peter Piot. Read more >>

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Book Review: “Tinderbox” by Daniel Halperin & Craig Timberg; Reviewed by Roxana Rogers, Paul Mahanna, David Stanton, Office of HIV/AIDS

Roxana Rogers, Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS, has a lifetime of experience working for USAID, previously supporting health offices in Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso. She has also worked as the Health & PEPFAR Office Chief at the USAID mission in South Africa.

Daniel Halperin, a medical anthropologist with a peripatetic background, including work with USAID, and Craig Timberg, a Washington Post journalist, combined impressive talent in this book, which details the unintended consequences of colonialization as it created the ideal situation for an explosive AIDS epidemic. Read more >>

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USAID Fall Semester Review

It seems this semester is flying by and exams are fast approaching, making this the perfect time to step back and review everything that has happened so far during the USAID Fall Semester. Read more >>

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USAID Book Club: Why Nations Fail

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If you like books that focus on the big questions of development and put today’s development challenges in a broad historical context, you’ll love Why Nations Fail.

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USAID Book Club: The Alchemy of Air

This book reminds us of the serendipity of scientific inquiry. It’s about the invention of fixed nitrogen fertilizer, a single invention that dramatically improved food production and helped support the massive population growth that took place over the last 70 years.

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USAID Book Club: Millions Saved

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In Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved, Ruth Levine and the Center for Global Development’s What Works Working Group identify, describe and analyze what has had demonstrable impact, proffering crucial lessons about how to tackle challenges of HIV/AIDS, child survival and global health inequities in the future.

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USAID Book Club: A Farewell to Alms

As part of USAID’s Fall Semester, we will host an online book club for our readers this fall. The Impact Blog will post reading suggestions from our senior experts at USAID to suggest a book on important issues in international development. Read more >>

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