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From the Field

In Serbia, we held a launch event for an environmental joint initiative to reform waste management practices and achieve a sustainable long-term solution for waste management. The initiative is designed to strengthen the work of civil society organizations who are focusing on this issue. The group consists of five core members: the Center of Modern […]

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The Role of Honor Related Violence in Sex Trafficking

In many societies, maintaining family and personal honor is integral to upholding cultural norms.  The burden of upholding such honor codes weighs more heavily on women and girls.  In countries such as Iraq, programs designed to combat human trafficking must address severe cultural stigmas about honor in conjunction with protection and prosecution efforts. Vian* was […]

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Empowering Women in Iraq through Literacy Program

To commemorate International Literacy Day, USAID/Iraq, through its Community Action Program,  handed out 1,200 certificates to the graduates of women literacy program called “Women’s Awareness and Inclusion Program (WAI)”. USAID’s Women’s Awareness and Inclusion (WAI) program, implemented across the southern provinces of Basra, Dhi Qar, Muthanna and Mayson, empowers women through literacy and social inclusion […]

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From the Field

Our weekly feature highlighting upcoming events at USAID Missions around the globe. In East Africa, The East African Community (EAC) will hold a regional consultative forum on Electronic Single Window Systems in East Africa.  EAC is a regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Rwanda and […]

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As Featured in FrontLines: Many Paths to Better Health

Kelly Ramundo is Managing Editor for FrontLines Magazine. The U.S. Government, through USAID and other agencies, is working with the developing world to improve health care and health outcomes on myriad fronts. When it comes to improving global health, there is no magic elixir. Instead, progress comes by way of the compounded hard work of […]

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (5/16/2011–5/20/2011) May 16 AFP reported that the Central Bank of Iraq, with support from USAID, will be working to bring mobile banking to Iraqis. USAID is working to unify Iraq’s banking system, where only one fifth of Iraqis have bank accounts, while 70 percent have mobile phones. May 17 MSNBC reported that USAID […]

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Video Immortalizes USAID’s Largest Iraq Project

Last fall, I worked in Baghdad to capture on digital video the achievements of the USAID/Iraq’s National Capacity Development Program – the Agency’s largest project in the country – as the five-year project winds down. In this age of fast moving information, it’s more and more important that development projects are captured visually to help […]

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From the Field

In the Safa village in Ramallah, West Bank, we will hold a bike race as part of the Model School Development Program.  This initiative seeks to introduce a student-centered, contemporary approach to teaching and learning that integrates child development at the physical, cognitive, psychological, and social levels.  The focus is on improving the quality of […]

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From the Field

Updates from USAID Missions abroad. Read more >>

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Picture of the Week: In the Spirit of Election Day

The USAID Elections Support Program assists electoral events in Iraq. Read more >>

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