Recent Site Articles
The Power of Radio in the Fight for Girls’ Education in Malawi
by Neetha Tangirala on 2nd May 2017
Marshall Dyton -- inspired by a USAID-supported internship at the Kumakomo Community Radio Station -- is using his radio chair as a platform to tackle issues such as child marriage, and cultural barriers which have hindered progress towards education and girls in Malawi.
Raising Goats (and Confidence) in Uganda
by Mark Mitchell on 1st May 2017
USAID is empowering women by introducing livestock ownership as a productive, resilience-building activity that ultimately benefits entire communities.
Cambodia’s Youth Debate Champion Helps Young People Find Their Voice
by Julia Sibley on 17th April 2017
Meet Linda Eang, a young Cambodian woman who won a televised debate competition. Linda recounts her journey from a shy girl to a debate champion and the first woman president of her university student senate.
Celebrating Women and Girls during Women’s History Month
by Marita Eibl on 29th March 2017
To eliminate poverty and reduce reliance on development dollars, we need to empower women and girls. Gender equality isn’t just a women’s issue—it’s everyone’s issue.
Partnering to Improve Women’s Lives in Bangladesh
by Kristen Byrne on 7th March 2017
On International Women’s Day, USAID recognizes a joint mission with the U.S. Pacific Command to repair devastating childbirth injuries and improve the lives of women in the Asia-Pacific.
Empowering Vulnerable Communities in Cambodia
by Tizeta Wodajo and Jessica Benton Cooney on 20th February 2017
In commemoration of World Day of Social Justice, meet Latt Kay, who was inspired to fight for the same social justice his family was denied, and is now leading efforts to empower vulnerable or marginalized rural communities that have been affected by land rights violations in Cambodia.
Putting Cranes Back to Work
by Mirjana Vukša Zavišić, in collaboration with Strahinja Mitrovski. on 24th January 2017
In Serbia USAID worked with the Ministry of Construction to reform construction permitting. A reform so profound, that five years ago, few people believed it possible.
“Localize It”: A Voice from the Field
by Souley Wade on 20th January 2017
James Zumwalt, U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, stands with Ibrahima Sall, the founder of Coumba Nor Thiam, a medium-sized rice milling
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Digital Health: Moving from Silos to Systems
by Ann Mei Chang and Jennifer Adams on 13th December 2016
USAID is committed to leveraging digital tools to achieve better health outcomes. A new funding mechanism seeks to harness innovation and expertise to foster systemic change. Here is the vision moving forward.
Keeping it Local: One Youth Leader Who Is Fighting Corruption in Ukraine
by Natalya Yakymchuk on 9th December 2016
On Anti-Corruption Day, learn how Taras Sluchyk became a passionate and engaged leader at the national level, gathering citizens and political and civic activists across Ukraine to join efforts against corruption. USAID continues to build on Taras’ progress in Ukraine, bringing communities together to reduce opportunities and incentives for corruption and create a common vision of a democratic future.