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On the Road to Innovation in the West Bank

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Recently I spent two action-packed days visiting the West Bank where I saw the tremendous impact that the USAID West Bank and Gaza Mission’s work has in many sectors and witnessed several innovative projects.

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The Cost of Corruption

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Many consider corruption to be an unavoidable cost of doing business around the Middle East and North Africa. Through efforts such as our partnership with Transparency International, we are helping to lay the long-term foundations for a successful transition to democracy around the Middle East.

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Building the Foundation for a Two-State Solution

Deputy Assistant Administrator Romanowski and Administrator Rajiv Shah play soccer with a student at the Az Zeer school in Harmala. Click to view more photos from the visit to the Middle East

Last month I visited USAID’s West Bank and Gaza Mission and witnessed how our diverse programs bring tangible benefits to the lives of Palestinians. I came away from another whirlwind visit certain that USAID’s work helps build the foundation for peace.

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Video of the Week: Youth Initiatives in West Bank/Gaza

This week’s “Video of the Week” was produced by youth as part of the Ruwwad Youth Empowerment Project about USAID’s youth programming in the West Bank and Gaza. Read more >>

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Food Voucher Program Gives Palestinian Families Choices and Supports the Local Economy

Thanks to the USAID/WFP voucher card system, families can purchase the basic foods they need most. Photo credit: WFP/Quique Kierszenbaum

A food assistance voucher program in West Bank provides more than food to Palestinian families.

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Free Press: The Cornerstone of Democracy

In Mozambique, USAID supports the five-year, $10 million Media Strengthening Program to promote a free, open, diverse, and self-sustaining media sector. Photo Credit: IREX

Today and every day, USAID applauds the brave work of journalists, editors, and the increasing millions of “citizen reporters” throughout the world in their common pursuit to freely gather, report, analyze, and share news. Read more >>

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Learning Law Through Practice

Iraqi and Palestinian teams in front of the USAID seal from this morning’s roundtable. Photo credit: USAID

On April 8, lawyers from USAID’s Office of General Counsel led a roundtable dialogue with two Iraqi and two Palestinian teams that participated in the annual Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

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Expanding Access to Quality Education and Improved Health Care in the West Bank’s “Area C”

I recently had the opportunity to visit a construction site in Jalazone, just outside of Ramallah in the West Bank, where the U.S. Government is partnering with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in cooperation with Palestinian and Israeli officials, to build a school that will provide a safe and vastly improved learning […]

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USAID’s Strong Partnership with Israel Ensured Rapid Response During Disaster

The wildfires that ravaged large areas of Mount Carmel forest were halted with the help of local and international emergency teams. Read more >>

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Greenhouses Changing Lives in Gaza

Mariam Mohammad Abu Jarad during greenhouse installation  Photo Credit: Jamila Al Za'anin, Save the Children Gaza.

Through the Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion project, USAID has installed 86 greenhouses in Gaza. Read more >>

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