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Why Strengthening Civil Society Matters + Co-Creating Solutions Rocks

Workshop participant Josh Machleder of Internews uses a creative prop during the “product in a box” exercise explaining how to nurture civil society activism under restrictive conditions. / Reboot

The DRG Center is using the Global Development Lab’s new Development Innovation Accelerator to do better, more innovative programming. In September 2014, President Obama charged USAID with developing six networked regional civil society innovation centers all over the world. USAID used the DIA to have a huge co-creation meeting with over 60 stakeholders to co-design the initiative.

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A Spotlight on the World’s ‘Invisible’ Workers

Haitian construction workers in the Dominican Republic include an estimated 900,000 to 1.2 million undocumented migrants. The USAID Global Labor Program is supporting research and advocacy for international standards to protect their rights. / Ricardo Rojas

The world’s 232 million migrant workers bring wealth, infrastructure and services to a globalizing world. But they also fall outside of human rights norms and are often victims of exploitation. Read how USAID has elevated the profile of some of the world’s most invisible workers.

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A Look into the Hot Zone of Sierra Leone’s New Ebola Clinic

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“Death is always difficult,” said Elizabeth Stevens, a nurse from Freetown, Sierra Leone.
At her new job, Stevens is forced to confront this stark reality every day, and in a way that she never has before.

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Delivering More Bang for Development Bucks: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Feed the Future

Seventeen kilometers of improved roads in the Haitian mountain community of Fond-Baptiste now provide easy access to this local Monday market and larger markets on the coast. / Steve Goertz

USAID’s renewed focus on data-driven analysis, particularly cost-benefit analysis, and the resulting collaboration with Feed the Future are bearing fruit for USAID beneficiaries.

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Breaking Invisible Barriers in the West Bank and Gaza

USAID supports girls’ education in the West Bank. The Agency built the new Nahalin Secondary Girls' School in the Bethlehem Governorate / Credit Alaa Badarneh

USAID gender chief Susan Markham shares stories of her recent trip to the West Bank and why improving opportunities for women and girls is the key for a brighter future for all.

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A ‘Daily’ Struggle for Human Rights

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December 10 marks International Human Rights Day and the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. USAID joins the world and all those who struggle for the realization and protection of their human rights.

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The Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Gender-Based Violence: A Critical Connection

A mother plays with her child while waiting for services at Jose Maria Cabral y Baez Hospital in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Health workers and supervisors from this hospital participated in a workshop and supportive site supervision system designed and delivered by the Directorate of STI/HIV/AIDS (DIGECITSS), the health services network (REDES), and CapacityPlus to improve the quality of services to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis. / Wendy Tactuk, courtesy of CapacityPlus and IntraHealth International

This week we mark World AIDS Day. Appropriately, it occurs during the Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Though not always self-evident, the connection is clear.

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3 U.S. Events to Watch at U.N. Climate Talks in Lima

Crops like cacao can help forest-dependent people earn more using less land, improving livelihoods and conserving forests. / Hanz Rippe

The 2014 U.N. climate conference has kicked off in Lima, Peru, and negotiators are working hard to reach agreement on global climate targets. Tune in to three key events to show off some of the ground-breaking work U.S. Government agencies are doing on climate change.

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Nutrition’s New Frontier: The Science of Scaling Up

Implementation science in nutrition helps ensure optimal interventions reach vulnerable children at a young age, giving them adequate nutrients to grow and thrive. / Sight and Life.

We know that good nutrition improves health, saves lives and builds prosperity. We know what to do but not how to do it. There are bottlenecks to scaling up nutrition. It’s time to invest in a new kind of science—implementation science—to help tell us how to deliver nutrition interventions to everyone who needs them.

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USAID and Special Olympics: Advancing Human Dignity Worldwide through Sport

The inclusive volleyball team from Krusevac, Serbia, formed as part of the USAID/Special Olympics "Inclusion for All" project. / Special Olympics

Today is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. USAID and Special Olympics demonstrate the power of partnering to use sport to transform lives.

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