Recent Site Articles
When The Sweet Potato Goes Viral: A New Approach to Nutrition Programming in Northern Ghana
by Lindsey Spanner on 10th February 2016
USAID’s new nutrition strategy is creating life-changing results. Read on to learn how integrating sectors like agriculture into nutrition programs has had a big impact on communities in Northern Ghana.
Sharing the Land: Using Mapping Technology to Resolve Disputes
by Archip Lobo on 9th February 2016
University students in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are building a database on land ownership, hoping it will lead to a more peaceful future.
Healthy Beginnings: New Evidence Cites Breastfeeding’s Health Benefits for Moms, Babies and Economies
by Elizabeth Fox on 29th January 2016
New evidence reveals the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding. At USAID, breastfeeding is an important component of our work to promote adequate nutrition among some of the world’s most vulnerable women and children.
Young Entrepreneurs Develop Startups in Serbia
by Laura Jagla on 20th January 2016
In Serbia, USAID is partnering with the private sector to increase economic opportunity for young entrepreneurs in the ICT sector.
USAID Delivers: Quality Care for Expectant Moms Results in Fewer Stillbirths
by Katie Taylor on 19th January 2016
A Lancet series published today reports on the problem of stillbirths worldwide. At USAID, our efforts for maternal and child health address many of the same risk factors associated with stillbirths.
Loans in Bangladesh: Stories of Change
by Megan Phelps on 15th January 2016
In Bangladesh, hundreds of entrepreneurs have been given fresh starts and second chances, pairing up with USAID-supported local banks to receive the loans that have never before been available.
Could Sri Lanka’s 2015 Elections Signal a New Era of Democracy?
by Anil Liyanage and Angelina Hermon on 29th December 2015
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.
Online to On the Ground: How Students in Virginia Supported Nepal Earthquake Recovery
by Hannah Dempsey on 28th December 2015
When a devastating earthquake shook Nepal last April, my fellow students at the College of William & Mary and I jumped into action. In mapping affected areas, our efforts helped guide recovery aspects and allow first responders to carry out life-saving efforts.
All in Good Faith: Partnering with Malawian Ministries for Maternal Health
by Katie Taylor on 24th December 2015
A partnership between USAID and the Christian Health Association of Malawi has enabled more than 200 students to train to become nurses, midwives and technicians, improving health outcomes for women and their babies in the process.
South African Firefighters Save Lives Halfway Around the World
by Adam Weimer on 23rd December 2015
Since 2009, USAID and the U.S. Forest Service have worked with South African firefighters to strengthen their ability to respond to emergencies. Wildfires half a world away demonstrated these investments in building local disaster response capacity are paying off.