From record droughts in Kansas to deadly wildfires in California, the United States is feeling the effects of climate change. These same conditions have a dire impact across the developing world, especially for poor, rural smallholder farmers whose very lives are threatened every time the rains arrive late, the floods rush in, or the temperature soars.
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Although they make up less than 5 percent of the global population, indigenous peoples are guardians of nearly two thirds of the world’s languages, over 80 percent of its biodiversity, and most of the genetic diversity of the planet’s seed crops. As we struggle to find solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges, the importance of indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge cannot be overestimated.
In 465 days we will see which Millennium Development Goals we achieved and where we fell short. As the focus sharpens on progress and impediments to reaching our objectives, the clearer it becomes that the eight MDGs are fundamentally interdependent. So, how do we manage the connections to maximize progress?
USAID is harnessing the power of innovation to address one of the most pressing challenges in the developing world — securing water for food. Learn more about the most exciting ideas we’ve received!
Today the world is facing the largest and most-protracted Ebola epidemic in history. Yesterday, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, President Obama declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa a top national security priority and announced a clear, comprehensive, and global strategy to stop the outbreak.
USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning is proud to share the top 5 photos from their Frontiers in Development photo competition. Which are your favorites?
A new $200 million initiative by PEPFAR and CIFF will double the total number of children receiving life-saving ART across 10 priority African countries over the next two years, bringing us closer to achieving an AIDS-Free Generation.
USAID is committed to development innovation and wants to improve user experience with our data. Do you use USAID data? Tell us about it!
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.