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Equal Futures Partnership Advances Global Women’s Opportunities

I am excited to have just returned from the kick-off of the Equal Futures Partnership to expand women’s opportunities around the world. The event was held in New York City and part of a number of events USAID is participating in during the United Nations General Assembly this week.

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Rising Out of Poverty

Good news for developing countries: In February, the World Bank released its most recent figures on global poverty and showed stunning progress in the number of people living in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 per day) around the world.  Since 1981 the global poverty headcount ratio (the percentage of the world’s population living in extreme […]

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Let’s Make it Learning for All, Not Just Schooling for All

Cross-posted from the World Bank. Submitted by Elizabeth King, Director of Education for the World Bank. Elizabeth blogs on Education for Global Development, at blogs.worldbank.org/education. What a thrill I had this past Friday listening to (windows media) our World Bank President Bob Zoellick launch the Bank Group’s new Education Strategy 2020: Learning for All (pdf, […]

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U.S. and World Bank Strengthen Water Partnership on World Water Day

Secretary Clinton providing remarks at the MOU signing with the World Bank.  USAID’s Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg and World Bank President Zoellick looking on.  Photo Credit: State Department

On March 22nd, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and World Bank president Robert Zoellick signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing to a stronger partnership on water issues.  The agreement, signed at a World Bank ceremony on World Water Day, will bring the U.S. government and World Bank together to work on global water and […]

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