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Ending Extreme Poverty with a New Model of Development

On April 3, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah unveiled the U.S. Global Development Lab.

Working together, we can throw open the doors of development and engage millions of people in our mission to unlock a brighter future for all.

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U.S. Global Development Lab Launches to Develop and Scale Solutions to Global Challenges

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Imagine a world in which diagnostics for diseases that are prevalent in developing countries are available at pennies per use, renewable off-grid energy services are affordable for households earning less than $2/day, and every family has enough healthy food to eat. USAID is helping to turn these ideas into realities by launching the U.S. Global Development Lab.

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USAID launches Global Development Lab

Raj Shah at the Global Development Lab

Today in New York, we launched our Global Development Lab, the new arm of our Agency that will foster science and technology-based solutions to help end extreme poverty by 2030.

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Helping Bright Ideas Shine Through Spotlight: Brian Gitta, Makerere University, Uganda, ResilientAfrica Network

Brian Gitta, from Makerere University in Uganda pitches his winning idea that uses cell phones and light – not needles and blood samples to test for malaria. Photo Credit: Cynthia Kao-Johnson/USAID

USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) – a multidisciplinary research and development effort led by seven universities working to evaluate and strengthen real-world innovations in development.

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Giving Thanks for Progress in the Fight Against Global Hunger

A young boy in Tajikistan eats a healthy lunch. Photo credit: USAID

We’re thankful for the opportunity to be a part of a collective global effort to end poverty and hunger around the world. Read more >>

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Working Together, Faster and Closer to Solve Development Challenges

Advances in science and technology can enable the brightest minds in higher education advance development. Read more >>

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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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USAID in the News

Administrator at at The George Washington University’s Feeding the Planet Summit, where he announced the Feed the Future Innovation Labs. Photo credit: Joslin Isaacson, HarvestPlus

USAID news highlights during week of October 28, 2013. Read more >>

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