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Witness to an Historic Ukrainian Election

Ukranian woman places vote in ballot box

Ukraine recently held historic elections as the world watched. USAID provided assistance to ensure the legitimacy and transparency of the process.

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Partnering to Make Merit-Based College Admissions the Norm in Ukraine

Prior to 2008, if you were to have asked typical Ukrainian high school students,  university applicants or their parents to honestly explain the surest way to gain entrance to university, most would have responded that informal payments and influence-seeking provided the golden keys to admission.  This type of process benefited not the brightest and most […]

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Access to Information = Access to Opportunity

Photo credit: USAID

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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Making it Easier for Small and Medium-size Enterprises to Do Business

Paige Alexander serves as assistant administrator for Europe and Eurasia

AA for Europe and Eurasia reflects on the progress made in implementing the reforms documented in the 2014 World Bank Doing Business report. Read more >>

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Retooling Ukraine’s Court Management through Partnership

The first graduating class of court administrators in Ukraine. Photo credit: USAID Ukraine

The USAID FAIR Justice Project in partnership with Ukraine’s State Judicial Administration and the National School of Judges of Ukraine, is a great example of how partnerships between governments, academia and development can lead to real change. Read more >>

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Greener Pastures in Crimea’s Future

USAID will utilize the existing Soviet-era pump facility (background) in Pervimaysky to irrigate farm fields for a rural community of 300 persons. Photo credit: Jason Gilpin, USAID

USAID is successfully demonstrating that with transparent planning, modest investment and strong community support, infrastructure improvements can be made to bring reliable water service to residents in small communities in Crimea. Read more >>

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From the Field

In Ukraine, we facilitated a meeting between one of Ukraine’s Federal District Court Judge’s Charles Breyer and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft.  This meeting was arranged at the Judge’s request, through the Fair, Accountable, Independent and Responsible Judiciary Program (FAIR).  The purpose of the FAIR Program is to support legislative, regulatory and institutional reform […]

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From the Field

In Nepal,  USAID launched a Global Climate Change Program.  The new program, Hariyo Ban, is a five-year program and cornerstone of President Obama’s Global Climate Change Initiative.  Climate change is emerging as a major threat to the people and biodiversity of Nepal. Hariyo Ban, which means “green forests” in Nepali, will help to build resilience […]

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From the Field

In Batticaloa, Sri Lanka we held a friendly cricket tournament between youth from the East and South  to mark International Peace Day. In Jaffna, Sri Lanka we opened a collection center and distributed “freezer trucks” to farmers as part of USAID’s public-private alliances program.  This hand over of equipment, tools and grants will improve productivity […]

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From the Field

In Benin, we will hold a workshop on the Ambassadors Girls’ Scholarship Program (AGSP). USAID/Africa is undertaking a best practices review of the Ambassadors Girls’ Scholarship Program (AGSP), which has provided scholarships to more than 550,000 primary and secondary school students, predominately girls, since 2002 under the African Education Initiative (AEI). In the Ukraine, we […]

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