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Eye in the Sky Moves Mountains in Development

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When Him Lal Shrestha wants to know what is happening on the ground affecting Nepalese farmers, he shoots a glance up—way up to an orbiting satellite. That great big white ball on the top of his building helps bring life-saving data down to earth.

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Driving Progress in Asia through Science, Innovation & Partnership

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Progress — or instability — in Asia has ripple effects throughout the world and can impact us here at home. We’re forging partnerships that leverage resources and harness the science, technology and innovation that exist throughout the region to maximize impact — and reach.

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Open Cities and Crisis Mapping

Large screen displays show live edits to OpenStreetMap as George Washington University geography students, USAID, and the World Bank map Kathmandu by tracing satellite imagery using online tools for the Open Cities project on November 1, 2013. Credit: Chad Blevins

This past fall, USAID’s GeoCenter, in the Office of Science and Technology, partnered with the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR) to participate in the “Open Cities” project in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Transforming Gender Norms and Ending Child Marriage: The Role of Boys

A young girl. Photo Credit: Kendra Helmer/USAID

The international community has increasingly recognized child marriage as a violation of girls’ rights, health, and well-being, and efforts to prevent and respond to child marriage have prioritized critical “hot spots” where the practice is particularly grave and widespread.

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Video of the Week: Adapting to Melting Glaciers: A Partnership Approach

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Through the USAID-supported High Mountain Partnership, Peru and Nepal are addressing the impacts and risks of rapidly melting glaciers in high mountain areas. Read more >>

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From the Field in India and Nepal: Tibetan Refugees Grow Household Incomes Via Organic Kitchen Gardens

With organic gardening techniques learned through USAID’s EDOTS project, Kunchok Dolma now produces enough vegetables to feed her family as well as help her save on her monthly expenses.
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The Economic Development of Tibetan Settlements in India and Nepal project is improving the economic status of Tibetan settlements. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

The results of the American doctors' visit were given to Alan Gross's wife, Judy, seen here, and the rest of his family. Photo credit: CNN

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of August 12, 2013. Read more >>

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Global Tiger Day

A tiger in Nepal. Photo Credit: USAID

Global Tiger Day is an opportunity every July 29th to raise awareness of the need to protect our last remaining tigers for future generations.

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With a Nudge from a Tiger project, Nepal is poised to take the Lead on Conservation Genetics

Female Bengal Tiger with her four cubs sighted at Bardia National Park, Terai Arc Landscape. Credit: Jakob Jespersen/WWF Nepal

Globally, poaching has become ever more violent and the smuggling of wildlife parts increasingly sophisticated by organized crime groups. On his recent trip to Africa, President Obama highlighted the gravity of this problem, drawing renewed attention to the issue.

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Creating Opportunity in Nepal through Education for Income Generation Project

During EIG’s entrepreneurial literacy course, Sitara learned how to read and write, and how to use a calculator. She also learned about proper nutrition, peace-building, and how to access loans, credits, and other government services. Photo credit: Winrock International

Meet Sitara, whose story is one example of USAID’s Education for Income Generation (EIG) project’s impact on thousands of disadvantaged youths. Read more >>

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