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Transforming Cities Today for Equitable Societies Tomorrow

The Medellin metrocable, Colombia

Cities are here to stay. But when it comes to how we share them, USAID believes in one fundamental principle: Growing cities can help to drive inclusive development; but local governments, organizations and communities must work together to ensure that urban growth does not overwhelm the ability to deliver basic services, and that the benefits of urbanization are felt by society’s most vulnerable.

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10 Ways the U.S. Government is Fighting Global Climate Change (that you’ve never heard about)

Photo Credit: Daniel Byers, SkyShip Films 2011

Fighting lake burst in Nepal, using Nasa data to monitor forest cover, building climate smart cities in coastal Asia. Read about these and other ways the U.S. Government is hard at work helping protect our planet and the billions of people who share it.

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Adventures in Wildlife Screening: Monitoring Wildlife Farms to Prevent Disease

Vietnam Wildlife Survey

Recognizing the potential threat of new pandemics, USAID partners with Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to build capacity for monitoring diseases in wildlife farms.

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Tackling Malaria and Other Transboundary Challenges in the Lower Mekong through Regional Cooperation

Photo Credit: CIA World Factbook

More than 60 million people live in the lower Mekong River basin and currently struggle with drug-resistant malaria. Read more >>

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A New App Puts Tariff Codes at Traders’ Fingertips

A woman tries the STAR Plus app. Photo credit: USAID Vietnam

Download a free, new app that will make it easier for traders to do business in Vietnam. Read more >>

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From the Field in Vietnam: Small Loans Mean Big Changes for People Living with HIV

In her traditional costume typical of the Thai ethnic minority group in northern Vietnam, Hinh tells her story to a reporter from Vietnam Television with confidence, shining eyes and a radiant smile. Photo Credit: Richard Nyberg/USAID

The USAID HIV Workplace Project, funded under PEPFAR, the USAID HIV Workplace Project. Read more >>

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Harnessing the Power of Regional Cooperation to Drive Progress in Southeast Asia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (center) and USAID Assistant Administrator for Asia Greg Beck (right) at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial. Photo credit: William Ng, State Department

USAID in Southeast Asia is helping to support equitable growth in the areas of agriculture and food security, connectivity, education, energy security, environment and water, and health. Read more >>

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Interagency Panel on Economic Statecraft to Create Competitive Foreign Markets

Eric Postel speaks at the Economic Statecraft panel. Photo Credit: Pat Adams, USAID.

Last Monday, December 10, I had the opportunity to speak at an interagency panel on the topic of Economic Statecraft and Developing Partnerships with the Private Sector. Read more >>

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Helping Families Build Resilience and a Better Future for Kids

Carolyn Miles and Moussa in Diema, Mali in August 2012. Photo Credit: Save the Children

Whenever I’m asked to describe the scale of the hunger crisis in the Sahel, I see Moussa’s face. I met him in August during a trip to Mali when he was two months old, but he was so small and frail that I worried he would die in my arms. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (8/4/2012 – 8/10/2012) August 6: ABC News featured a blog post on Secretary Clinton’s recent trip to Malawi, where she met with local farmers at the Lumbadzi Milk Bulking Group, established as part of the Feed the Future initiative. Clinton spoke with a farmer who received a cow from USAID several years ago. With revenue from […]

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