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Texts Connect Midwives to Mothers in Timor-Leste

Amalia Martins Calapes is a new mother in Same, the capital of Manufahi District. Project SMS messages have encouraged her to visit her midwife regularly. Credit: Marisa Harrison, HAI

In Timor-Leste, progress against maternal deaths has been slow. USAID’s “Mobile Moms” project is using mobile phones to connect expectant mothers with with trained midwives.

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Driving Progress in Asia through Science, Innovation & Partnership

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Progress — or instability — in Asia has ripple effects throughout the world and can impact us here at home. We’re forging partnerships that leverage resources and harness the science, technology and innovation that exist throughout the region to maximize impact — and reach.

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From the Field in Timor-Leste: Giving Communities a Voice in Conservation

Ruy Pinto, a representative from the Coral Triangle Support Partnership, shows fisherman Feliz Fernandes how to use dive equipment during a community meeting in Manatuto. Photo credit: Cristovão Guterres, USAID/Timor-Leste

Through the Coral Triangle Support Partnership, USAID is supporting Timor-Leste’s efforts to anticipate and adapt to climate change and natural disasters, especially in coastal communities. Read more >>

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Connecting Parliament to the People in Timor-Leste

Parliamentarian Mateus de Jesus (CNRT) shows notes received from constituents during the "Listen to the People's Voice" forum in Maliana, Timor-Leste, in April 2013. Photo credit: Paul Randolph, USAID

In every democracy, it’s crucial that parliamentarians meet their constituents regularly to explain how they are serving communities as their elected representatives and listen to the views of citizens to incorporate them into legislation and public policies. Read more >>

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Working to Preserve the Coral Triangle

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Scientists warn that, by the year 2030, virtually all coral reefs in the Coral Triangle Region will be threatened by ocean warming and acidification, and human activities. Read more >>

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USAID Helps Timor-Leste Communities Keep Kids in School

Students in Timor-Leste play a learning game with the SDPP team at Ramahana Elementary School. Photo credit: Milca Baptista, USAID

USAID’s School Dropout Prevention Pilot project works with more than 10,000 kids in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in Timor-Leste to keep them in school. Read more >>

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USAID Assists Timor-Leste in Developing Land Policies, Ending Conflict

Ambassador Fergin hands out a claims certificate at a ceremony in Liquica, Timor-Leste. Photo Credit: Tetra Tech.

This month, experts from USAID’s Land Tenure and Property Rights Division in Washington are in Timor-Leste to help advance work in the land and property sector. Read more >>

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Timor-Leste Administers Own Elections

On July 7, I went to the polls—along with my fellow citizens of Timor-Leste—to participate in a notable election: not only did we elect a new parliament for the second time in our young country’s history, but we also voted in general elections that for the first time were managed and run entirely by Timorese institutions. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: A Visit to Candlenut Farmers

This week’s video comes from our USAID Mission in Timor-Leste. USAID works with candlenut farmers and their communities to teach them how to increase yields and reach new markets.

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Small, but Perfectly Formed: Coffee Drives Development in Timor-Leste

The road south out of Dili climbs steadily, winding back and forth with spectacular switchbacks on a paved but narrow road, one of the few that crosses Timor-Leste, ultimately reaching the country’s south coast.  I am told Timor-Leste is about the size of Connecticut – a state I have traversed many times in just a […]

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