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Honoring Aid Workers We Lost

We remember and honor colleagues killed in the line of duty carrying out USAID’s mission around the world.

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Ensuring Effective Development

Jospeh Ebwalu, and family, beneficiaries of Village Enterprise’s skills building course. Credit: Village Enterprise.

USAID is taking steps to ensure that we are making the most out of our investments in innovative practices, business models and technologies. We’re achieving greater development impacts by integrating pay-for-results approaches.

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What Does ‘Back to School’ Mean for Children in Crisis and Conflict?

Aisha Mohammed, who fled with her family when Boko Haram attacked her village in Northeast Nigeria was able to continue her education through a non-formal learning center funded by USAID. Erick Gibson/Creative Associates International for USAID

While teachers, students and parents prepare for “Back to School,” some 80 million children around the world are out of school because of crisis and conflict. USAID is committed to providing children and youth—including the most vulnerable—access to an education.

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Helping Salvadorans Build a Better Life at Home

Low-cost community outreach centers help reduce crime and violence, a leading cause of illegal migration, by providing youth in high-crime communities a place to learn computer skills or to play a musical instrument, engage in sports activities, or receive tutoring as alternatives to gang involvement. /USAID

USAID is working in El Salvador to tackle the problems driving illegal migration so that Salvadorans can build a better life at home. A secure, prosperous Central America is intrinsically tied to the security, economy and wellbeing of the United States.

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Tanzania’s Young Leaders Bring Innovation to Development Challenges

Participants of the Kijana Wajibika (Youth Be Responsible) consortium, which demands youth accountability and participation in civic issues. /Kijana Wajikia and Restless Development Tanzania

Abella Bateyunga is an example of the dynamic young leaders around the world that USAID is investing in and empowering to be partners in the development of their communities and countries.

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Ebola Aftermath: Restoring Trust in Hospitals in Guinea

Dr. Bakayoko Sekou, director of Dubreka Hospital, takes a group photo with his staff. / Mariama Keita, USAID

Now that the immediate Ebola crisis has passed, USAID is working to strengthen the healthcare system through hospital renovations, medical equipment donations and community engagement.

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Raising Goats (and Confidence) in Uganda

Livestock owner and her family show off their “Milk Queen” goat. / ACDI/VOCA

USAID is empowering women by introducing livestock ownership as a productive, resilience-building activity that ultimately benefits entire communities.

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Celebrating Women and Girls during Women’s History Month

Since 2000, USAID has constructed nearly 3,000 classrooms and renovated 2,700 more allowing many schools to cut class size and eliminate the need for students to learn in shifts. / Bobby Neptune for USAID

To eliminate poverty and reduce reliance on development dollars, we need to empower women and girls. Gender equality isn’t just a women’s issue—it’s everyone’s issue.

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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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