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Partnerships and Opportunity: Reflections from the African Union Summit

In late January, when President Obama addressed the country, he spoke of our work across Africa “bringing together businesses and governments to double access to electricity and help end extreme poverty.” I watched, from Nairobi, Kenya, where I had just seen his words brought to life. The day before, I traveled to Baringo—a rural county in midwestern Kenya, where half the population lives in poverty and over 90 percent of people don’t have access to electricity.

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A Global Effort to End Extreme Poverty

Alex Thier is Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Learning

For the first time in history – a world without extreme poverty is possible. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: USAID Celebrates 52 Years of Progress


On November 1, USAID will celebrate its 52nd birthday! Read more >>

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From Addis Ababa: A Power[ful] Africa Message

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman (left) and USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa Earl Gast (center) discuss renewable energy technologies with Daniel Gizaw, CEO and President of dVentus Technologies during a visit to the company's facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo Credit: Daniel Mesfin, U.S. Embassy Ethiopia

Gizaw, an Ethiopian-American, is fascinating realization of the American Dream. A graduate of the University of Gdansk in Poland, Daniel was able to transfer to the University of Wisconsin and work on his PhD there.

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“Come Back at Night and You Will Understand”

Rajiv Shah serves as Administrator at USAID

USAID is working with the U.S., African governments and the international business community to bring reliable, clean power to Africa. 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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USAID in the News

Children from Lusaka's Vera Chiluba school in Zambia. Photo credit: Sinjela Derrick

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of July 8, 2013. Read more >>

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