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Q&A: How technology is transforming Ebola response efforts

Eric King holds up a handprint to echo the wall of handprints from Ebola survivors at the Bong County Treatment Unit in Liberia. Eric King worked to coordinate the flow of data for the international humanitarian response in Liberia for two months last Winter. / Ellie Van Houtte, USAID

Eric King shares how digital technologies and data tools are shaping the Ebola response in West Africa.

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Fighting Ebola with Information

Youth-turned-social mobilizers in Liberia learn how to use social media tools on their cell phones to stay connected while spreading awareness about Ebola prevention in communities. / Eric King, USAID

USAID and partners have unlocked the power of mobile phones to fuel the fight to eliminate Ebola in West Africa.

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The Digital Development Opportunity

Bangladeshi farmer Jalal Kha talks over a mobile phone as he works in his paddy field. / AFP, Farjana K. Godhuly

New technologies have created unprecedented opportunities to end extreme poverty. USAID is proud to endorse a set of guidelines on digital development, the Greentree Principles, to help ensure we’re effectively harnessing digital technology to transform lives.

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Are you using USAID’s data? We want to hear about it!

The Feed the Future Project is linking markets in Mozambique with mobile phones

USAID is committed to development innovation and wants to improve user experience with our data. Do you use USAID data? Tell us about it!

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Haiti’s High-Tech Revolution: The ‘New Model’ in Action

Workers at Haiti’s Surtab factory carefully assembly tablets.

USAID is providing crucial support to an innovative tech startup in Haiti. Surtab, a tablet manufacturer, produces high quality products while investing in their workers through training and competitive wages.

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Mobilizing ‘Makers’ for a Better World

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USAID is challenging Makers around the world to create sensor technologies that can improve the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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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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