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Archives for 2017

Making Education Safe for All

Across the continent, we see promising new approaches that help us understand what works to prevent and respond to violence within schools. We all must support more rigorous research and evaluations to build our global evidence base on violence prevention programming and policy.

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Helping Serbia Hold On To Its Future

Serbia’s young people are leaving home at staggering rates looking for employment. Learn how USAID convenes investors to help Serbia hold on to its best and brightest.

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Ghanaian Chef Works to End Hunger by Reducing Food Waste

Food recovery and redistribution van of Food for All Africa. / Paul Osafo Buabeng

The founder of Food for All Africa talks about leveraging skills learned in YALI training to build a more efficient food supply chain in West Africa

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When it Comes to Small Businesses, USAID Sees Big Benefits

Hello Tractor, an innovative small business whose founder hails from Ohio, received funding from USAID. The business provides services to farmers in Nigeria.

Just how committed is USAID to supporting U.S. small businesses? Take a look at the latest federal data that show how much more the Agency is partnering with these firms so we can accomplish our most important work—giving a hand up to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Ensuring Effective Development

Jospeh Ebwalu, and family, beneficiaries of Village Enterprise’s skills building course. Credit: Village Enterprise.

USAID is taking steps to ensure that we are making the most out of our investments in innovative practices, business models and technologies. We’re achieving greater development impacts by integrating pay-for-results approaches.

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What Does ‘Back to School’ Mean for Children in Crisis and Conflict?

Aisha Mohammed, who fled with her family when Boko Haram attacked her village in Northeast Nigeria was able to continue her education through a non-formal learning center funded by USAID. Erick Gibson/Creative Associates International for USAID

While teachers, students and parents prepare for “Back to School,” some 80 million children around the world are out of school because of crisis and conflict. USAID is committed to providing children and youth—including the most vulnerable—access to an education.

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Helping Salvadorans Build a Better Life at Home

Low-cost community outreach centers help reduce crime and violence, a leading cause of illegal migration, by providing youth in high-crime communities a place to learn computer skills or to play a musical instrument, engage in sports activities, or receive tutoring as alternatives to gang involvement. /USAID

USAID is working in El Salvador to tackle the problems driving illegal migration so that Salvadorans can build a better life at home. A secure, prosperous Central America is intrinsically tied to the security, economy and wellbeing of the United States.

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Tanzania’s Young Leaders Bring Innovation to Development Challenges

Participants of the Kijana Wajibika (Youth Be Responsible) consortium, which demands youth accountability and participation in civic issues. /Kijana Wajikia and Restless Development Tanzania

Abella Bateyunga is an example of the dynamic young leaders around the world that USAID is investing in and empowering to be partners in the development of their communities and countries.

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Ebola Aftermath: Restoring Trust in Hospitals in Guinea

Dr. Bakayoko Sekou, director of Dubreka Hospital, takes a group photo with his staff. / Mariama Keita, USAID

Now that the immediate Ebola crisis has passed, USAID is working to strengthen the healthcare system through hospital renovations, medical equipment donations and community engagement.

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The Power of Radio in the Fight for Girls’ Education in Malawi

Girl power in Chipoka, Malawi. /Amber Lucero-Dwyer

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.

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