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Tag archives for Economic Growth
Putting Cranes Back to Work
In Serbia USAID worked with the Ministry of Construction to reform construction permitting. A reform so profound, that five years ago, few people believed it possible.
USAID Seeds Innovation: 15 Social Entrepreneurs Making a Difference
With interests ranging from “Uber for tractors” to rights for the visually impaired, the innovations from this year’s Echoing Green Global Fellows are providing essential services, creating jobs and reducing poverty — often through market-based solutions.
First Time Loans Give Grassroots Farmers a Chance to Grow
USAID Mozambique and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency are helping to get needed funds into the hands of entrepreneurs so they can grow their businesses.
The Economic Case for LGBT Equality Worldwide
It has long been suspected that LGBT discrimination stifles innovation, curbs economic growth and locks people into the devastating cycle of extreme poverty. A new report proves it.
Maintaining Women’s Potential in Yemen
“The women of Yemen should never again be relegated as second class citizens.”-Attendee of the New Voices of Yemen Dinner, March 3, 2014 This was the heart of the messaging from the New Voices of Yemen: Women Leaders Dinner I attended on my second evening in the country’s capital, Sana’a. These women, a far larger […]
Making it Easier for Small and Medium-size Enterprises to Do Business
AA for Europe and Eurasia reflects on the progress made in implementing the reforms documented in the 2014 World Bank Doing Business report. Read more >>
Open Government Progress
Today in London, more than 1,000 delegates from across the globe are gathering for the Open Government Partnership Annual Summit to celebrate a collaboration between government and civil society. Read more >>
Communities in Cote d’Ivoire Benefit from USAID’s Investments
Learn how USAID is helping communities in rural Cote d’Ivoire develop economic resiliency. Read more >>
Behind the Scenes: Interview with Stephen Haykin on Georgia’s Progress
In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview Blog Series, we chat with Mission Director Stephen Haykin on the economic and political progress we’ve seen in Georgia. Read more >>