Humanitarian assistance for Syrians, including from USAID, has saved lives for nearly five years. But a shortfall in funding is putting that work—and Syrian lives—in jeopardy.
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USAID Boosts Agricultural Production in Yemen
During a recent visit to Yemen, Assistant Administrator for the Middle East had the opportunity to see the many ways that USAID is boosting agriculture in the country.
Giving Youth a Real Voice in Development
Giving youth real decision-making power and leadership roles in development processes and programs is a challenge in practice. Read more >>
My 2012 Annual Letter: Elevating Development within America’s Foreign Policy
About a year ago, I decided to write an annual letter to share some of the work our Agency does saving lives and improving human welfare around the world. I also wanted to describe some of the priorities we’ve set and tough choices we’ve made in order to deliver meaningful results for and on behalf […]
Observing the Brave in Vilnius
by Sarah Mendelson, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance We’re Together, Even When We Are Not The Arab Spring has left many activists at the Community of Democracies hopeful—perhaps none more so than Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma. She wasn’t physically in attendance but virtually and spiritually, her presence was […]
Interpreting the Arab Spring at DRG: 2.0
The events of the Arab Spring have had tectonic effects on Middle Eastern civil society from Tahrir Square to Benghazi. Today at 11:30am, USAID is hosting a panel of policy experts, moderated by our own Deputy Administrator, discussing how the international community can best respond to this historic opportunity to support freedom and opportunity in […]