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La Idea Initiative Seeks Entrepreneurs with Business Partnerships in Latin America

Last month, La Idea launched the La Idea Business Competition, an opportunity for innovative social entrepreneurs with breakthrough ideas to turn their business visions into reality. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of June 24, 2013. Read more >>

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A Record-Breaking Year for Mobilizing Private Capital for Development

USAID is enabling private markets in the developing world to provide financing to the people who need it most. Read more >>

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Fly-Tying Deals Bring Sweet Success

I grew up along the swampy shores of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya, where fish is our favorite meal. Read more >>

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Pioneering African Entrepreneurship on Display at Diaspora Marketplace

At the second African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM II) at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., participants showcased their promising ideas for businesses to create employment and strengthen trade in emerging markets in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more >>

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Investing in Women to Change the World

In this era of slow growth, high unemployment, and fiscal woes, investing in women is an economic imperative. Fortunately, this recognition has taken hold in several quarters. At the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Women and the Economy last week, Secretary Clinton argued that “by increasing women’s participation in the economy and enhancing […]

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Beyond ARVs: Comprehensive HIV Interventions in Ethiopia

An estimated 1.1 million people in Ethiopia are living with HIV/AIDS, which makes the country home to one of the largest populations of HIV-infected individuals in the world, according to UNAIDS.  Ethiopia is also one of the poorest countries in the world; only four countries fare worse than Ethiopia on the UN Development Program’s Human […]

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Micro Entrepreneurs, Big Dreams

Meet Khanum Bibi, an ordinary Punjabi wife in Pakistan, who is contributing to her family’s income. Read more >>

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Nigeria @ 50: Microenterprises Support Caregiver Families

USAID training in Nigeria equips participants with practical business skills to become successful entrepreneurs. Read more >>

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USAID Hosts over 130 Guests for Agency’s Iftar

By Hilda Arellano, Counselor for the U.S. Agency for International Development Last night, I was honored to stand in as host for our USAID Iftar, as our Administrator, Dr. Raj Shah, was touring the flood-affected areas of Pakistan.  An Iftar marks nightly breaking of the fast, which practicing Muslims undertake during the holy month of […]

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