Recent Site Articles
USAID salutes Nobel laureates whose discoveries help fight malaria, river blindness, elephantiasis
by Chris Thomas on 6th October 2015
This year’s Nobel laureates in medicine, announced on Monday, developed therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases caused by parasites. USAID relies on these medicines to protect millions of people at risk.
New FrontLines Shows How USAID Tackles Climate Change Across the Globe
by Angela Rucker on 2nd October 2015
Climate change may well be the defining issue of this century. Read the latest issue of FrontLines to learn how USAID is helping people in developing countries prepare, adapt and ultimately thrive in the midst of rising temperatures and unpredictable weather patterns.
Countering Violent Extremism Through Development
by Russell Porter on 28th September 2015
It is through USAID’s approach to development that we can prevent the underlying causes of discontent -- such as social and economic marginalization, unaccountable governance, and inadequate institutions -- from turning into radicalization.
Change and Transformation @USAID: Modernizing Development Assistance
by Carla Koppell on 25th September 2015
This is the perfect year for a transformation in the foreign aid business. As world leaders nail down the Global Goals, it is a key moment to underline strategies for progress to ensure the international community permanently modernizes its approach to development.
Advocating for Sign Language Education as a Human Right
by Josh Josa on 21st September 2015
In some parts of the world, being deaf can mean being cut off from education and left without alternative options. USAID is committed to changing that, working to make sure every child can learn, grow and be empowered.
Talking About Parrots on Talk Like a Pirate Day
by Natalie Bailey on 19th September 2015
We’re talking about parrots on Talk Like a Pirate Day! Parrots are more than just eye candy and pirate paraphernalia. Parrots ensure forests grow, help communities develop eco-tourism, and serve as symbols of national pride.
How Guatemala’s Justice System Became Strong Enough to Uproot Corruption
by Alana Marsili on 18th September 2015
For over 15 years, USAID has played an integral role in modernizing the judicial sector in Guatemala, a continued commitment that has made it possible for the country’s leaders to be held accountable for their actions.
A Partnership Connecting Space to Village
by Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden on 17th September 2015
NASA and USAID have accomplished a lot together. Learn more about how the SERVIR partnership uses satellite images to help people solve local challenges.
Empowering Voters One Mobile Phone at a Time
by Jean-Marc Gorelick on 14th September 2015
Around the world, USAID is leveraging increasingly affordable technologies to improve access to information for citizens even in the most repressive countries, helping create space for civil society to develop.
To Fight Extremism, The World Needs To Learn How To Talk To Women
by Carla Koppell on 11th September 2015
From Iraq to Pakistan to Nigeria, groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram are winning the war for women's hearts and minds — and it's time to stop it.