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Video of the Week: “Bosnia Moves Forward”

Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a devastating war from 1992-1995. In the aftermath, the country not only underwent post-war reconstruction, but also launched the transition from a Socialist system to a system of democratic governance. As local governments work to overcome the challenges posed by reconstruction, democracy-building, and the global economic downturn, the Governance Accountability Project, […]

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TechCamp “Jump Starts” the Open Government Data Initiative in Moldova

On July 15 – 16, 2011, TechCamp Moldova brought together representatives of civil society, media, government and the private sector to explore how the government can make much of the data it holds public, and how civil society, utilizing the latest information technology applications, can use that information for the benefit of Moldovans. TechCamp Moldova […]

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USAID’S Work in Foreign Police Assistance: Lessons from the Field

Each year, the United States Government invests billions of dollars to train and equip police in countries that present a vital security interest such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Colombia, and Mexico.  In FY 2009, USAID spent $45 million to fund 40 civilian police assistance programs in 27 countries. Activities ranged from inclusion of civilian police in […]

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Helping the First Elections to Succeed

Today I work at USAID/Indonesia as a development specialist in the Office of Democratic Governance. But during the popular uprising that led to the downfall of Suharto and the return of democratic government to Indonesia I was a student activist. After the popular, student led uprising in Indonesia – similar to what recently occurred in […]

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Witnessing History in Southern Sudan

Juba, Sudan—One of the most inspiring and humbling parts of observing the referendum on southern Sudan’s self-determination was being in the room at a referendum center as votes were counted the night polling ended. At the center where I observed, Lologo Center in Juba, five Sudanese poll workers, five Sudanese domestic observers, and four USAID […]

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Celebrating Southern Sudanese Freedom to Determine Their Future

It has been an uplifting and moving week in Sudan, as we have witnessed the joy and resolve of millions of southern Sudanese as they exercise their right to vote in the referendum on self-determination promised to them in the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which ended more than 20 years of deadly and ruinous war […]

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In Honor of International Human Rights Day

On International Human Rights Day, we support and honor the global efforts to expand human rights for all. Read more >>

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Palestinian Authority Capacity Enhancement Project Reaches Community Through Cartoons

The Palestinian Authority Capacity Enhancement project aims to provide more effective and efficient services and benefits to the Palestinian people. Read more >>

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USAID Delivers Materials for Southern Sudan Self-Determination Referendum

USAID and the United Nations handed over to the Southern Sudan Referendum Bureau (SSRB) in Juba on October 29 voter registration materials for southern Sudan's January 2011 self-determination referendum. From left: SSRB Chairman Justice Chan Reec Madut; SSRB member Dr. Achier Deng Akol; SSRB Head of Operations Dr. Woda Jermiah Odok; USAID/Sudan Deputy Mission Director Susan Fine. Photo Credit: Jesse Brown

One of the highlights of my trip to Sudanwas seeing all the work we do to help southern Sudan prepare for its historic referendum on self-determination. Read more >>

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USAID Seizes Development Opportunities in Ukraine

Roberta Mahoney and others discuss the results of the USAID Municipal Heating Reform project with city and hospital officials. Photo Credit: USAID/Ukraine

Roberta Mahoney recounts her visit to Ukraine and the insight gained on USAID’s programs and accomplishments, and the challenges that remain. Read more >>

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