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Video of the Week: President Obama Travels to Africa

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Last week, the First Family traveled to Africa, for a three country, four stop visit that started in Dakar, Senegal and ended in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with stops in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa sandwiched in between.

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The Moment is Now: Modernizing Food Assistance

n President Barak Obama's Budget, the food aid reform proposal envisions a more efficient, effective, and timely program that will reach 4 million more hungry people each year.  Photo Credit: USAID

The Food Aid Reform proposal is a re-commitment to USAID food assistance with greater efficiency and effectiveness.

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America Extends a Hand to Burma

Yesterday, the streets of Rangoon were lined with huge crowds of enthusiastic well-wishers, holding signs welcoming President Obama Read more >>

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The Straight Facts: The Plight of Women

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Women around the globe should be celebrated for their extraordinary contributions in all areas of society. Read more >>

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50 Weeks to 50 Years at USAID – Week 1: Presidential Development Visionaries

In September, President Obama unveiled his Global Development Policy, which for the first time elevates international development as a core pillar of U.S. foreign policy. Read more >>

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Long-Term Investments to Bring Real-Life Improvements to People of Pakistan

During Dr. Raj Shah’s whirlwind two-day visit to Pakistan with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the ongoing Strategic Dialogue between the two countries, the U.S. announced more than $500 million in new development assistance for Pakistan.  The new projects include the completion of two hydroelectric dams in South Waziristan and Gilgit-Baltistan that will supply more […]

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Dr. Raj. Shah Attends Launch of Pakistan’s Birthspacing Initiative

The U.S. and Pakistan have consulted closely on the shared objectives of addressing Pakistan’s National Health Policy, which outlines the priorities for the nation, which include family planning, maternal and child health, workforce development, and combating infectious diseases to meet the Millennium Development Goals.  On Sunday, Dr. Shah attended the launch of the Pakistan Ministry […]

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USAID In The News – July 12th thru 16th

submitted by Amanda Parsons Science Magazine’s Insider Blog looks at how USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah brought together the world’s leading science minds this week during a 2-day conference to focus and highlight the ways innovation, science and technology can revitalize the development agency. Shah hopes science and technology can help the agency solve “grand […]

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Pic of the Week

Dr. John P. Holdren, the President’s Science Advisor and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) speaks at the USAID conference entitled Transforming Development Through Science, Technology and Innovation.  USAID has gathered many of the world’s leading scientists and development thinkers, along with leaders of key federal science agencies to […]

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USAID In The News

The 2010 World Food Prize ceremony was held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 16th celebrating the winners of the prestigious $250,000 award honoring accomplishments that have improved the global food supply. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Dr. Rajiv Shah, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack were the keynote speakers helping celebrate the fight to end […]

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