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USAID Rallies During Final 1,000 Days of Millennium Development Goals

USAID, US News and GAIN participated in a Google Hangout on April 5. Photo credit: USAID

On April 5, USAID joined UN Foundation’s Momentum 1000 and millions around the globe in a digital rally to mark the 1,000 day to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Read more >>

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The Final 1,000 Days of the MDGs: Accelerating Progress and Working to End Extreme Poverty

Joytara, one of the women whose life has been changed for the better through Bangladesh’s “Jita” Rural Sales Programme, which generates income and employment opportunities for the rural poor. Photo credit: Kathryn Richards, CARE

Today we mark an important milestone: 1,000 days left until the end date of the Millennium Development Goals. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Developing Global Partnerships for Development

Ruth Kamula, a community-based seed producer in Kiboko, Kenya

One of the ways USAID is working to meet the Millennium Development Goals is through its Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project.

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Live @ UNGA – Day Three

Day three at UNGA included two marquee events spotlighting progress to date on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

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El Salvador Makes the Grade in Universal Primary Education

I live in the Zaragoza region, one of the poorest areas in central El Salvador. We have limited economic development opportunities for our people, yet one of the highest rates of population density in the country.

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Broadband Partnership of the Americas

Eric Postel is the Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade Bureau.  President Obama, while attending the Summit of the Americas in Colombia, announced a new Broadband Partnership of the Americas (BPA), with a focus on expanding access to the Internet.  This Partnership is the first region-wide extension of the Global Broadband and […]

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MDG Countdown 2011: Celebrating Success and Innovations

On Wednesday, September 21, USAID and UK development agency DFID co-hosted, “MDG Countdown 2011: Celebrating Successes and Innovations.” The event highlighted several game-changing programs and policies of countries that have made significant progress towards achieving the MDGs. Along with Secretary Mitchell and Administrator Shah, featured speakers included: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson, The Elders […]

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UK and US working ever closer together to reduce global poverty

In the run up to 2015, the British Government and the US are working with developing countries, the business world and public organisations to inspire action as we strive to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). To this end, we kicked off in New York this week with the first ever MDG Countdown event, highlighting […]

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MDG countdown: Celebrating Successes and Innovation

Today, Secretary of State Mitchell of UK development agency DFID and I will co-host an event along the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to celebrate successes and innovations in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Indeed, the world has much to celebrate. Through partnerships between communities and governments and the integration of new, non-traditional […]

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Bangladesh: Maternal Deaths Decline by 40 Percent in Less Than 10 Years

Bangladesh is on track to meet the 2015 deadline for U.N. Millennium Development Goal 5 (50 percent reduction in maternal deaths).   The Bangladesh Maternal Mortality and Health Service Survey [PDF] jointly funded by the Government of Bangladesh, USAID, Australian Aid (AusAID) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) found that maternal deaths in Bangladesh […]

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