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Eight Facts About ZunZuneo

Photo credit: Manpreet Romana/AFP

USAID’s work in Cuba is not unlike what we and other donors do around the world to connect people who have been cut off from the outside world by repressive or authoritarian governments. USAID’s democracy and governance work focuses on strengthening civil society, governance, and promoting human rights.

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Partnerships Put “Action” into the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control Pneumonia and Diarrhoea

Mind the GAPPD poster

As the first-ever Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea tackles the two leading killer diseases of children less than five years old. Read more >>

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USAID Announces #Popcorn + International Development Winners

At the end of January, we asked our partners for videos that showcased the creative ways digital space is used for development, and you delivered. Read more >>

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Advancing Development Through Social Media

Kathleen Reen (right) of Internews explains the importance of digital security at USAID's panel on social media and development. Photo credit: USAID

For the first time, USAID participated in Social Media Week and hosted a panel on the role of social media plays in the development world. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: USAID Participates in Social Media Week

SMW

For the first time, USAID will participate in Social Media Week. In this week’s Video of the Week, Administrator Raj Shah talks about the importance of social media to further international development goals. Read more >>

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Call for Video Submissions: Social Media + Development

Making All Voices Count (MAVC) supports innovative solutions and harness new technologies to help grow the global movement for open government, transparency and accountability. Photo credit: USAID

USAID invites development partners to showcase work in using social media for development through video at our #Popcorn + International Development event on February 21 during Social Media Week. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (1/9/2012 – 1/13/2012) January 11: Foreign Policy published a Letter to the Editor written by Ambassador Ertharin Cousin and USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg. The letter provided clarification describing U.S. food aid and highlighted the fact that aid is distributed after careful analysis and in a competitive manner. Furthermore, the letter states that USAID now has a program that […]

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Social Media in International Development

If this week’s Social Good Summit in New York could only prove one point, it would be that social media has a crucial role to play in communicating the story of international development. Whether it is a blog, a tweet, or a large Facebook presence—social media is a way to actively engage the public on […]

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Blogging for Political and Social Change

Laura Rodriguez manages the USAID Impact Blog and Luke Forgerson is the Managing Editor of DipNote, the U.S. Department of State official blog. As Secretary Clinton returns from Africa, here in Washington D.C. the State Department has been hosting some of the world’s best known and most influential bloggers, including several headliners from Africa. The […]

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