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Entrepreneurs Spur Sustainable Growth and Contribute to Development Outcomes

Development Innovation Ventures grantee Off-Grid: Electric's entrepreneurs are lighting up Tanzania through more reliable, affordable, and sustainable electrical services. Photo Credit: Matthieu Young

Entrepreneurs, both large and small, create jobs and spur sustainable growth that delivers benefits to people in the United States and around the world. Read more >>

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Accelerating Development through Science, Innovation, and Partnership

Rajiv Shah serves as Administrator at USAID

Americans can be proud of USAID’s history of embracing and advancing science, technology, and innovation to create new solutions for age-old challenges. Today, we are building on this legacy with a renewed sense of focus and energy around the world to end extreme poverty. Read more >>

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What’s new in USAID’s 2013 GDA Annual Program Statement?

Gabi Zedlmayer, vice president of Hewlett-Packard’s Office of Global Social Innovation, signs the memorandum of understanding with Maura O’Neill, chief innovation officer at USAID. Photo credit: USAID/CC BY-NC-SA

To learn more about creating new partnerships with USAID, Devex Impact caught up with Ken Lee, a senior alliance advisor with USAID’s office of global partnerships. Read more >>

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FrontLines Year in Review: Aligning the Goals of Development and Business

Dr. Maura O'Neill is the chief innovation officer and senior counselor to the administrator at USAID.

In the five decades since President John F. Kennedy asked Congress to create the U.S. Agency for International Development, the development landscape has changed tremendously. One of the most powerful changes is the growing role of the private sector. Read more >>

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Are Philanthropists Key?

How donor grants may unlock billions of investment dollars for impact enterprise. In 2010, JP Morgan released a figure that shocked the investment industry: the group estimated that the potential capital market for impact investing—putting dollars into enterprises that would deliver positive social impact—was between $400 billion and $1 trillion. Buoyed by the success of […]

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Public-Private Partnership Week: General Mills Partners with USAID to Fight Hunger in Africa

Kim Nelson is Senior Vice President for External Relations at General Mills , based in Minneapolis, Minn. She oversees the General Mills Foundation, Corporate Communications, Government Relations, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. As part of USAID’s 50th Anniversary, the Agency is celebrating Public-Private Partnerships Week October 17-21, 2011 to highlight the mutual benefit that development […]

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USAID and Rotary Bring Drinking Water to Ghana’s Volta Region

Laurel Fain is the Health Office Chief for the USAID Mission in Ghana. On August 21 I joined Rotary International’s President Kaylan Banerjee as he led a delegation of American and Ghanaian Rotarians to meet Government of Ghana officials and local chiefs in a ceremony in Ghana’s Volta Region. The occasion was the handover of […]

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Supporting U.S. Global Development Objectives through Private Sector Partnerships

By: Matthew Corso, USAID USAID recently released the 2011 Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS).  The 2011 GDA APS captures and conveys the Administration’s commitment to partnering with the private sector in support of U.S. global development objectives. The intention for this APS is to encourage conversations between the private sector and USAID […]

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