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The Digital Development Opportunity

Bangladeshi farmer Jalal Kha talks over a mobile phone as he works in his paddy field. / AFP, Farjana K. Godhuly

New technologies have created unprecedented opportunities to end extreme poverty. USAID is proud to endorse a set of guidelines on digital development, the Greentree Principles, to help ensure we’re effectively harnessing digital technology to transform lives.

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Texts Connect Midwives to Mothers in Timor-Leste

Amalia Martins Calapes is a new mother in Same, the capital of Manufahi District. Project SMS messages have encouraged her to visit her midwife regularly. Credit: Marisa Harrison, HAI

In Timor-Leste, progress against maternal deaths has been slow. USAID’s “Mobile Moms” project is using mobile phones to connect expectant mothers with with trained midwives.

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FrontLines: Energy/Infrastructure

FrontLines January/February 2014: Energy / Infrastructure

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to see how the Agency invests in energy and infrastructure projects around the world.

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Empowering Moms Through mHealth

Empowering Moms through mHealth

The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) partnership is based on the power and promise of mobile phones in empowering mothers to make healthy decisions for themselves and their babies.

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Knowledge-Sharing in MHealth is Critical to Providing Life-Saving Solutions for Moms

Participants looking pleased with access to health information on their mobile phones. Photo credit: Living Goods

In order for mobile to be scaled to address health issues, global communities must come together to openly share lessons learned Read more >>

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A New App Puts Tariff Codes at Traders’ Fingertips

A woman tries the STAR Plus app. Photo credit: USAID Vietnam

Download a free, new app that will make it easier for traders to do business in Vietnam. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day Two

MDG Countdown 2013

A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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Coordination Counts: Fostering Mobile Money in Malawi

Photo credit: Manpreet Romana/AFP

USAID is working with the Government of Malawi and the local community to lift millions out of poverty through electronic payments. Read more >>

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USAID, Founding Member of the Better than Cash Alliance, Pledges Deep Commitment on One Year Anniversary

Rajiv Shah serves as Administrator at USAID

Administrator Rajiv Shah reflects on the anniversary of USAID’s Better Than Cash Alliance to the lives of 2.5 billion people who currently lack access to formal financial services. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day One

Photo credit: USAID

A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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