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The USAID Impact blog frequently features posts by guest authors.

Strong Families Equal Strong Nations

Thanks to leaders like Dr. Jack Shonkoff, we know that relationships with other human beings are not a luxury for children, but an absolute necessity. Read more >>

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Boosting Women’s Entrepreneurship Via Mobile Money

The U.S. Agency for International Development and Cherie Blair Foundation for Women have joined forces for an innovative project to maximize mobile financial service opportunities for women entrepreneurs Read more >>

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Changing the World for Children

The historic launch of the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity on December 19 makes me believe that my dream has become yours Read more >>

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Taking Risks & Developing Partnerships with Burma

Higher Education Partnerships are one of many ways that USAID—and U.S. development assistance more broadly—will support the path of development and reform that the people of Burma are undertaking. Read more >>

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A Conspiracy of Goodness

I’ve found there are some things on which everyone can agree. Children need strong beginnings – health, nutrition and nurturing care – to live their most productive lives Read more >>

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USAID Reforms Aim to Strengthen Local Institutions and Systems

“No country wants to be dependent on another. No proud leader in this room wants to ask for aid. No family wants to be beholden to the assistance of other … But aid alone is not development. Read more >>

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Albanian Farmers Weather Changing Economic Environment

Just after arriving in Albania, I accompanied Deputy Assistant Secretary Phil Reeker on a visit to Goriçan, a small village tucked in the lush, green hills of central Albania, to meet with a group of farmers assisted by USAID. Read more >>

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How I Was Inspired to Solve Global Problems

As a senior studying public relations, I never thought about working abroad. I had the epiphany one day and decided to include international development in my career plans. Read more >>

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A Reflection on the Human Spirit on International Human Rights Day

The 20th century was marked by dark episodes of violence, repression and mass killing around world especially in Europe. Read more >>

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Coding for Hunger: Not Development as Usual

Barbara’s mother was desperate – there was nothing in the house to feed her children or herself. Read more >>

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