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Fixing A Broken System: A Conversation With Nobel Peace Prize Winner Professor Muhammad Yunus

Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prizem visited with USAID staff on July 22, 2013 to discuss how to ‪end extreme poverty‬.

On July 22, 2013, the USAID community had the privilege of hearing Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Muhammad Yunus speak. Read more >>

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Behind the Scenes: Interview w/ Tjada McKenna on Feed the Future’s progress

Tjada McKenna serves as Feed the Future's Deputy Coordinator for Development

In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview Blog Series, we chat with Tjada McKenna, Feed the Future’s Deputy Coordinator for Development, about global hunger and Feed the Future’s progress. Read more >>

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Moving the Dial on Poverty and Hunger: What are Feed the Future’s High-Level Outcome Targets?

Feed the Future Progress Report 2013

The second Feed the Future progress report is out and is generating a lot of buzz about the initiative’s successes last year. Read more >>

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Creating Opportunity in Nepal through Education for Income Generation Project

During EIG’s entrepreneurial literacy course, Sitara learned how to read and write, and how to use a calculator. She also learned about proper nutrition, peace-building, and how to access loans, credits, and other government services. Photo credit: Winrock International

Meet Sitara, whose story is one example of USAID’s Education for Income Generation (EIG) project’s impact on thousands of disadvantaged youths. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: LiveatState on USAID in Africa


Last week USAID Administrator Shah participated in a LiveAtState virtual press conference where we talked about his trip to Africa with President Obama. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Distributing Food Assistance in Guatemala

Former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala Stephen McFarland provides food assistance to a family in the department of Santa Rosa.  Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy Guatemala

During July, we are spotlighting USAID Guatemala as our Mission of the Month. Read more >>

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A Quick Guide to Feed the Future’s New Progress Report

Woman in Liberia tends to her plants. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE

Feed the Future releases its progress report of results achieved in fiscal year 2012. Read more >>

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USAID’s Investment in Africa

Women in Senegal. Photo credit: USAID

As President Obama embarks on his trip to Africa, USAID is proud to take this opportunity to highlight the important work we are doing there. Read more >>

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Bringing the Private Sector into Disaster Risk Reduction

Direct economic losses from disasters during this century—including the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami —are estimated at $2.5 trillion. Photo credit: Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock/U.S. Air Force

Incorporating the private sector into the process of reducing disaster risks in hazard-prone communities is necessary in today’s world. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Feed the Future in Tanzania


One of the ways USAID is feeding the future in Tanzania is through its MKUKUTA program that aims to reduce the percentage of people living below the food and income poverty lines.

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