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On the Road to Innovation in the West Bank

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Recently I spent two action-packed days visiting the West Bank where I saw the tremendous impact that the USAID West Bank and Gaza Mission’s work has in many sectors and witnessed several innovative projects.

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U.S. Global Development Lab Launches to Develop and Scale Solutions to Global Challenges

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Imagine a world in which diagnostics for diseases that are prevalent in developing countries are available at pennies per use, renewable off-grid energy services are affordable for households earning less than $2/day, and every family has enough healthy food to eat. USAID is helping to turn these ideas into realities by launching the U.S. Global Development Lab.

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Want to empower women in agriculture? Use technology.

It’s very difficult to effectively manage responsibilities if you have neither the authority over nor access to the required skills, networks, resources, or decision-making power needed to complete critical tasks. Yet, that is the situation women in Tanzania’s agricultural sector face. According to research from the World Bank, women form the majority of Tanzania’s agriculture […]

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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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Building the Foundation for a Two-State Solution

Deputy Assistant Administrator Romanowski and Administrator Rajiv Shah play soccer with a student at the Az Zeer school in Harmala. Click to view more photos from the visit to the Middle East

Last month I visited USAID’s West Bank and Gaza Mission and witnessed how our diverse programs bring tangible benefits to the lives of Palestinians. I came away from another whirlwind visit certain that USAID’s work helps build the foundation for peace.

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Access to Information = Access to Opportunity

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In supporting Ukraine’s libraries, our expectation is that Microsoft technologies will help bridge a digital divide and make communities stronger. Read more >>

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Taking Action to Combat Climate Change

Panelists at UN’s climate change negotiations in Warsaw. From left to right: Andrew Steer, WRI, Kit Batten, Nancy Sutley, CEQ and Jonathan Pershing from DOE. Photo credit: Andrea Welsh, USAID

The United States is taking action to combat climate change. Read more >>

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Behind the Scenes: Interview with Andrew Hoell on Dryness Conditions in East Africa

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In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview blog series, we chat with Dr. Andrew Hoell on dryness conditions in East Africa and the impact of climate change on food and water security. Read more >>

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#TheKeyIsWe +SocialGood

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[W]e have to ask ourselves, “If we have the resources and the technology to solve the challenges we face, why do they still remain?” Read more >>

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USAID, Founding Member of the Better than Cash Alliance, Pledges Deep Commitment on One Year Anniversary

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Administrator Rajiv Shah reflects on the anniversary of USAID’s Better Than Cash Alliance to the lives of 2.5 billion people who currently lack access to formal financial services. Read more >>

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