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Archives for 2012

FrontLines Feature: How to Get All Children Reading

USAID, World Vision, AusAID, and the U.S. Department of Education are leading the charge in finding early grade reading solutions. Photo Credit: Derek Brown.

Since literacy has been shown to lead to better health, higher incomes and more vibrant democracies, USAID and partners are seeking new solutions to an age-old problem. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: A New Kind of Development

A New Kind of Development

With JP Morgan and the Gates, Gatsby, and Rockefeller Foundations, USAID delivers much needed growth capital to boost the productivity and profitability of Africa’s undercapitalized agriculture sector. Read more >>

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FrontLines Feature: A USAID Legacy in Latin America: Smaller Families and Better Health

Maryuri Arellano gives a health talk on adolescent pregnancy prevention.

Today, more than 1,000 men and women like Hernández are involved in the country’s ambitious community-based efforts to improve health by helping parents decide the size of their families. Read more >>

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FrontLines Feature: In Old Kenyan Town, It’s No Longer Just ‘Old Wise Men’

Parakuo Naimodu, center, graduates from the Justice Project training, with Caroline Lentupuru, a gender resource specialist with Landesa, at right. Photo Credit: Deborah Espinosa

With the groundbreaking election of 11 female village elders, a USAID-backed pilot project seeks more equitable governance and protection of women’s assets. Read more >>

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Aid Effectiveness and USAID’s New Resilience Policy

USAID/OFDA, in partnership with Catholic Relief Services, also provided hygiene kits, water containers, sleeping mats, and water purification tablets to families in a village on the outskirts of New Bataan city which bore the brunt of the storm. Photo credit: Lisa Gabriel, USAID/OFDA

USAID’s new policy “Resilience” is about using existing development dollars more effectively in disaster prone regions Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Typhoon Relief in the Philippines

Typhoon Bopha relief 1

USAID responded to Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines and provided more than $4.5 million in assistance to help meet the most critical needs of those affected by the storm. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Reaching Farmers Where it is Needed Most

Senegal Maize Clip

Video of the Week: A video put together by the FEPROMAS team, a Senegalese farming federation, for USAID’s Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies project. Read more >>

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Ending Human Trafficking is Within Our Reach

MTV Exit's anti-slavery concert in Myanmar attracted more than 50,000 people. Photo Credit: MTV Exit / U.S. State Dept.

MTV EXIT’s 31st concert to counter trafficking in persons was held in Burma on December 16. Over 50,000 people gathered to hear multi Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter Jason Mraz perform. Read more >>

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A Roadmap to Protecting the World’s Most Vulnerable Children


The first U.S. Government Action Plan (PDF) on Children in Adversity provides an important framework through which to guide and galvanize U.S. government agencies to protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Read more >>

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A Record-Breaking Year for Mobilizing Private Capital for Development

Putting Local Wealth to Work: Development Credit Authority 2012 Portfolio. Photo Credit: USAID.

USAID is enabling private markets in the developing world to provide financing to the people who need it most. Read more >>

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