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.
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Cote d’Ivoire Election to Mark Turning Point After Years of Healing From Conflict
The upcoming Oct. 25 presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire is the first since the disastrous election in 2010. USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives has been working with communities to move toward reconciliation ahead of this critical moment.
A Spotlight on the World’s ‘Invisible’ Workers
The world’s 232 million migrant workers bring wealth, infrastructure and services to a globalizing world. But they also fall outside of human rights norms and are often victims of exploitation. Read how USAID has elevated the profile of some of the world’s most invisible workers.
Pressures on the Plundered Planet
Paul Collier, Professor of Economics at Oxford University, spoke earlier today at USAID’s Frontiers in Development Forum, and will speak again tomorrow morning. Below is an excerpt from his contribution to the Frontiers in Development essays. As the world economy grows, it increasingly faces natural constraints. These provide both new opportunities and new risks for the […]
Fashion Show Highlights Africa’s Cotton, Textile, and Apparel Industry
One of the highlights of being at USAID is seeing the faces of the people who are helped by our work. Our staff in Africa regularly send photos that show refugees receiving much-needed food aid, farmers applying modern technologies to grow better crops, and HIV-positive individuals who have a second shot at life thanks to […]