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Will Our Generation be Responsible for Killing Off the Tiger?

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In honor of International Tiger Day, USAID has committed nearly $900,000 to multilateral conservation efforts designed to protect big cats from some of their most dangerous enemies. Environmental conservation is a key component of USAID’s mission to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies.

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Ending Child Labor

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An ambitious social movement to eradicate child labor globally came together two decades ago – and has had unprecedented success. At USAID, we have learned what programs are effective, and what more needs to be done to end child labor.

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10 Ways the U.S. Government is Fighting Global Climate Change (that you’ve never heard about)

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Fighting lake burst in Nepal, using Nasa data to monitor forest cover, building climate smart cities in coastal Asia. Read about these and other ways the U.S. Government is hard at work helping protect our planet and the billions of people who share it.

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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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