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Partnering to Improve Women’s Lives in Bangladesh

Sukuri waits for fistula surgery at Kumundi Hopital in March, 2014. Locked in a cycle of her husband leaving her to remarry and then returning to her, she hopes for the repair of her fistula and a united family. / Amy Fowler, USAID

On International Women’s Day, USAID recognizes a joint mission with the U.S. Pacific Command to repair devastating childbirth injuries and improve the lives of women in the Asia-Pacific.

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Empowering Vulnerable Communities in Cambodia

Provincial Workshop on Promotion Land Rights, Natural Resource Rights and Legal enforcement, Help at Steung Treng province in 2016 (Latt Ky on the right). /ADHOC

In commemoration of World Day of Social Justice, meet Latt Kay, who was inspired to fight for the same social justice his family was denied, and is now leading efforts to empower vulnerable or marginalized rural communities that have been affected by land rights violations in Cambodia.

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Putting Cranes Back to Work

Before, there were hardly any cranes in Belgrade. By October 2016, there were 489 active construction sites, according to the city’s mayor. / USAID Serbia

In Serbia USAID worked with the Ministry of Construction to reform construction permitting. A reform so profound, that five years ago, few people believed it possible.

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“Localize It”: A Voice from the Field

By partnering with local companies in Senegal’s rice value chain, USAID is working to increase food security and decrease poverty. / USAID/Senegal.

“Localize it” is a phrase that increasingly resonates in the world of development. It echoes the growing voice from the field calling for greater local involvement, locally based solutions, and empowerment of local communities. This is all the more true in the context of building partnerships with the private sector to address development objectives. As […]

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Keeping it Local: One Youth Leader Who Is Fighting Corruption in Ukraine

Taras Sluchyk speaks at public rally in his hometown of Ivano-Frankivsk, urging university students to mobilize. / Courtesy of IRI

On Anti-Corruption Day, learn how Taras Sluchyk became a passionate and engaged leader at the national level, gathering citizens and political and civic activists across Ukraine to join efforts against corruption. USAID continues to build on Taras’ progress in Ukraine, bringing communities together to reduce opportunities and incentives for corruption and create a common vision of a democratic future.

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Overcoming the Stigma of Gender-Based Violence

Nusrat Bibi, an acid burn survivor, takes photographs during a field trip for a photography workshop. / Diego Sanchez, USAID

USAID has partnered with NGOs, faith-based programs, and host governments in more than 40 countries to increase awareness of the scope and impact of gender-based violence, improve services for survivor, and strengthen prevention efforts. Read on for stories about how survivors fight the stigma.

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Getting from A to B Gets Easier in Tanzania with New Mapping Open Data

To help the Tanzanian Government optimize its health supply chain transport system, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT mapped the country. / Photo Courtesy of John Snow, Inc

To help the Tanzanian Government optimize its health supply chain transport system, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT mapped the country. The data was uploaded by volunteers with Humanitarian Open Street Maps and Ramani Huria, and is now available to the world. For the people of Tanzania, including businesses, having a complete digital road map available means that businesses can better plan and operate, people can more efficiently plan their travel.

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How USAID and the Military Are Building Resilience in the Asia-Pacific

As members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress gather in Hawaii this week to shape the direction of conservation and sustainable development, USAID celebrates its partnership with U.S. Pacific Command and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve the livelihoods of families in the Asia-Pacific.

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Giving Birth in Ukraine: So Different From My Parents’ Experience

The positive effects of USAID programming continue even after a project ends. When it was time to choose where to give birth, this mother-to-be turned to a hospital that had benefited from USAID support — support that ended three years before the birth of her child. Ukraine’s recent 25th anniversary of independence provides an opportunity to reflect on the changes and progress the country has made.

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If Fighting Hunger Were an Olympic Event

One of USAID’s best weapons for fighting hunger in Malawi is Emmanuel Ngulube, an officer with the Agency’s Office of Food for Peace who has dedicated his entire career to fighting hunger across Africa.

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