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Innovation at USAID

Innovation is critical to the future of USAID, and our ability to reach development goals effectively.  The first-ever Global Development Policy calls on USAID to, “increase our investments and engagement in development-focused innovation by seeking and scaling up potential game-changing development technologies.”  As the term innovation becomes more common in the international and American dialogue, […]

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Unleashing the Power of Women and Girls

A woman in Liberia. Photo Credit: USAID/Liberia

Women and girls are an extremely powerful force for development. A woman’s economic wellbeing is fundamental to her family, her community, her children, and her children’s children. Women are vital to economic growth, income generation, and security and stability. More than 70 percent of the farmers in Africa are women, often toiling on small plots […]

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Addressing the World’s Greatest Development Challenges

Susan Reichle, Assistant to the Administrator for USAID's Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) (far left) speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

As a career Foreign Service Officer, I’ve seen many international frameworks that try to address some of the world’s greatest development challenges. It’s a tricky balance to strike—ensuring the inclusion of viewpoints from the international partners we depend on, but not losing the needed focus at the expense of broad buy-in. The Organization for Economic […]

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Engaging Presidential Management Fellows at USAID

Dr.  Shah recently met with a group of 75 Presidential Management Fellows (PMFs) and PMF alumni at USAID. The discussion focused on engaging the dynamic PMF community in the reforms associated with USAID Forward. Notable guests at this event included Deborah Kennedy, the Director of Human Resources, and Ambassador Barry Wells, the Director of the […]

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Leading Through Civilian Power

The first ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review helps make real the commitment to diplomacy. Read more >>

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This Week at USAID – October 11, 2010

Update of USAID news and events during week of October 11, 2010. Read more >>

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Pipeline to Prosperity: Creating Sustainable Partnerships for Minority Businesses

Submitted by Mauricio Vera Today I spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus conference on a panel entitled “Pipeline to Prosperity: Creating Sustainable Partnerships for Minority Businesses”. The event was hosted by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and the audience consisted primarily of small and minority business owners. I enjoy participating in these events to hear from the […]

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