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Liberia’s ‘Road’ (miles and miles) to Recovery

Liberia has 66,000 miles of roads, but less than 7 percent are paved. / USAID

Liberia has made great advancements since the end of its devastating war a decade ago. But Liberians continue to face a daunting challenge – all too often, when the “rubber meets the road,” there is quite literally no road to travel. USAID is helping solve that, bridging people, goods and helping Liberia make real strides against extreme poverty.

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Masculinity and Violence in Conflict

Why does masculinity devolve into madness in the face of violence? Why is it that we time and time again see a marked increase in the horrific misdeeds committed by men toward women when conflict arises?

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Reclaiming Refuse to Help Generate Reliable Power

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Energy and agriculture are closely linked: reliable access to affordable power is a key component to developing a country’s agriculture sector Read more >>

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Liberian Radio Offers Creative Solutions to Rural Problems

Radio journalist Chester Dolo in Ganta, Northern Liberia. Photo credit: Nicholas J Parkinson

In rural Liberia, community radio stations are quickly becoming the simplest way to relay information to isolated communities. Read more >>

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Communities in Cote d’Ivoire Benefit from USAID’s Investments

As they gathered for their savings group meeting, group members met us with a traditional welcome. Andrea Halverson. Photo credit: Andrea Halverson, USAID

Learn how USAID is helping communities in rural Cote d’Ivoire develop economic resiliency. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of September 16, 2013.

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Liberia: “When We Learn to Read, We Can Read to Learn!”

Student and teacher in Liberia. Photo credit: GPE

USAID’s Education team in Liberia joins in Liberia’s first national reading campaign. Read more >>

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Curbing Open Defecation in Liberia to Save Children Under Five

WASH program beneficiary. Photo Credit: Bendu Doman-Nimley/USAID

USAID is working to to change sanitation practices in Liberia so the country can become defecation-free. Read more >>

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From the Field

In Liberia, we held a signing ceremony for the signing of the new Education Reform Act,  an historic moment for Liberia’s education sector. The signing of this act has a number of implications, chief among  them are that by law all basic education (up to grade 9) in Liberia will be free and compulsory, as […]

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Celebrating Literacy in Liberia

Submitted by Justin Prudhomme – USAID/Liberia How do you celebrate International Literacy Day in a country where half the population cannot read and literacy is often viewed with suspicion? This was what the staff of USAID’s mission in Liberia wrestled with as we prepared to acknowledge International Literacy Day on September 8th. During the civil […]

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