There’s no reason African countries can’t achieve greater growth in the agriculture sector to lift their people out of poverty and contribute to global food security. Read more >>
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During his State of the Union address, the President articulated a vision that represented one of the clearest, most direct calls to development action in recent years. At USAID, we’ve spent considerable time analyzing what it would take to eradicate extreme poverty. Read more >>
Over the last month, we have watched communities along the New York and New Jersey coastline begin to rebuild from the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. It is a reminder that we are all vulnerable to natural disasters that can happen at any time. How communities survive and recover from these shocks depends very much on their resilience Read more >>
Traditionally centered around a big meal to celebrate good harvests and time with family, Thanksgiving is also an opportunity to reflect on what we’re thankful for and our wishes for the future. At the top of our list is the hope for a future in which no one goes to bed hungry. Read more >>
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.
Good news for developing countries: In February, the World Bank released its most recent figures on global poverty and showed stunning progress in the number of people living in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 per day) around the world. Since 1981 the global poverty headcount ratio (the percentage of the world’s population living in extreme [...]