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Scott Gruber

The USAID Impact blog frequently features posts by guest authors.

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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Harmful Child Labor Is Everyone’s Business

“Rose,” 16, never expected to end up living in the streets of Abidjan, sleeping nights under a table in the marketplace and having to sell sex for survival. She left her village in rural Côte d’Ivoire for a promise to live with her aunt in the city to attend school and perform domestic chores. Things […]

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Could Sri Lanka’s 2015 Elections Signal a New Era of Democracy?

Twice in the last year, Sri Lankans went to the polls to demand dramatic political changes in their government. The elections have changed the political landscape and culture in Sri Lanka.

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The Power of Africa: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Watts

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a schoolgirl is introduced to Little Sun – her first solar-powered light – and the concept that she can hold power in the palm of her hand. / Merklit Mersha

What does energy innovation look like? Just glimpse at the more than 60 snapshots submitted for the inaugural Power Africa photo contest to see how President Obama’s call to double access to power across sub-Saharan Africa is turning the lights of opportunity on.

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A New Leader for the U.S. Global Development Lab

Ann Mei Chang’s arrival gives us the opportunity to both reflect on where the Lab has come over the past eight months, and the confidence to know that the best is yet to come.

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New Promise for a Greener, More Productive Future in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce and four of the world’s biggest palm oil companies announced a zero-deforestation palm oil pledge at the U.N. Climate Summit 2014 in New York. The U.S. supports this historic announcement and will stand with Indonesia as the country pursues a future of cleaner, more sustainable growth.

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An Everyday Movement

Just as the World Cup is capturing the world’s attention in Brazil, Special Olympics uses sport to capture the imagination and empower the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

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Mobilizing ‘Makers’ for a Better World

USAID is challenging Makers around the world to create sensor technologies that can improve the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Mapping Change in the Amazon: How Satellite Images are Halting Deforestation

In the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, a group of scientists have become unconventional crusaders in the battle to halt deforestation.

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