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Accounting for Tomorrow: Partnerships for a Better World

Members of Devex's Strategic Advisory Council meet with USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg and  IDEADeputy Director Ricardo Michel at its inaugural meeting. Photo credit: Pat Adams, USAID

Devex Impact enables partnership builders to connect with peers across industries and disciplines to build the partnerships of tomorrow. Read more >>

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SPRING to Better Nutrition Across the Globe

Amanda Pomeroy is a Research & Evaluation Advisor for the SPRING Project. Photo credit: SPRING

Maternal undernutrition is correlated with the risk of developing nutrition related non-communicable diseases later in life. Read more >>

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Healthy People, Healthy Environment: Family Planning and Integrated Development in Tanzania

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Filmed in the northern coastal region of Tanzania, the short documentary “Healthy People, Healthy Environment” showcases an innovative approach to development Read more >>

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13 Year Old Innovator Invents Device to Save People in Rural Africa

During the famine, hundreds of children who were too weak to walk were left by the roadside to die when their parents could no longer carry them on the long trek to a refugee center. Parents were forced to decide which children lived, and which were left behind.

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Clean Hands Inc. – 5 Questions with Bear Valley Ventures

Youth in India. Photo Credit: Walter Gibson

Bear Valley Ventures, a grantee of USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program, is investigating how to radically improve hand hygiene habits in India, through product innovation. Bear Valley and partners created Clean Hands Inc (CHI) to develop new products for the urban poor that can be used by households with substandard or no sanitation and constrained access to water.

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Harnessing the Commitment & Energy of Diaspora Communities to Transform Development

Rajiv Shah serves as Administrator at USAID

The diaspora community has a uniquely important role to play in addressing the challenges of today and shaping a brighter future for tomorrow. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Maura O’Neill Previews the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum

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Starting today, USAID and the State Department will co-host the third annual 2013 Global Diaspora Forum. Read more >>

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Improved TB Diagnosis & Treatment: Research and Innovation Urgently Needed to Address Global Epidemic

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In 1882, Dr. Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB.

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Video of the Week: LAUNCH Systems Challenge 2013

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Last week, USAID and partners NASA, NIKE Inc., and the Department of State, held a LAUNCH 2020 Summit to kick off a new LAUNCH focus on systems innovation. LAUNCH is aimed at identifying, showcasing, and accelerating innovative approaches to specific global challenges. LAUNCH searches for visionaries whose world-class ideas, technologies, or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts […]

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Health and Economic Returns on Science and Innovation Investments for Global Health

Doctor prepares malaria treatment. Photo credit: IMAD

Much work is to be done. Global diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis take eight lives per minute. Read more >>

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