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Historic Donor Agreement: More Money Where It Is Needed Most

A worker at Muya Ethiopia weaves fabric that will become clothing and accessories sold on store shelves thousands of miles away. From 2005 to 2014, with support from USAID, Muya expanded from seven to 400 full-time employees and now sells 90 percent of its products overseas. / IESC, Steve Dorst

The post-2015 development agenda talks are well underway. Already, significant changes have amended lending-reporting practices, making aid more transparent, fair and effective. Next stop: Addis Ababa.

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The U.N. World Conference on Indigenous People: An Opportunity for Real Change

Supported by USAID, the Cofan indigenous people of Ecuador are working to become more united and stronger to continue conserving biodiversity within their territories.

Although they make up less than 5 percent of the global population, indigenous peoples are guardians of nearly two thirds of the world’s languages, over 80 percent of its biodiversity, and most of the genetic diversity of the planet’s seed crops. As we struggle to find solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges, the importance of indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge cannot be overestimated.

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Human-Centered Design and the Last Mile

Community health worker (CHW) programs throughout the world struggle from limited resources and sub-optimal design, often devolving from a national strategy into a patchwork of nonprofit programs and activity. Why is this?

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USAID Applauds Launch of the 2013 WHO Global Tuberculosis Report

We stand together with WHO and our international partners to save lives from TB and other diseases, and to develop healthier societies in the countries with the most need. Read more >>

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Taking Our New Model of LGBT Inclusive Development to UNGA

An important part of this year’s UNGA agenda is inclusive development efforts to ensure equal access to foreign aid and the protection of the human rights of one of the world’s most vulnerable populations – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day Three

A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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Donors’ Dialogue on How to Effectively Combat Human Trafficking

USAID has been actively combating trafficking for over a decade. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day Two

A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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Girls and Women Transforming Societies

Today’s USAID and UK’s Department for International Development event on Girls and Women Transforming Societies demonstrates the progress we’re making on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day One

A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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