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Record Population Displacement Shows Needs are Rising

One in three Syrian children, born after the conflict began, have never known a life without war, insecurity or displacement. A new report reveals Syria has the second-largest number of internally displaced people in the world, due to conflict and violence. / Louai Beshara, AFP

Conflict and violence last year caused more than 40 million people to be internally displaced around the world. This record number underscores the importance of addressing growing global needs during the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey later this month.

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Delivering Life-Saving HIV/AIDS Drugs Around the World

USAID’s global health supply chains promote country ownership of public health programs and create sustainable country health systems. / Ulf Newmark, SCMS

For more than 10 years, USAID has been the lead agency innovating in supply chain management — procuring and delivering drugs and laboratory supplies to hospitals and clinics across the globe to achieve an AIDS-free generation.

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Leveraging Data and Evidence to Drive Decision Making at USAID

A young girl outside a schoolhouse in Ethiopia. / Susan Liebold, USAID

USAID is committed to improving evaluation and data quality to ensure that evidence informs decisions and policies, and improves programs. The Agency has made significant progress over the past five years and is being recognized for these efforts.

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Leveraging Markets for Global Health

An analyst at the National Quality Control Laboratory in Kenya conducts a test on a pharmaceutical sample. / Tobin Jones, Chemonics

USAID’s work with new insecticide sprays and antiretrovirals demonstrates the potential impact of maximizing market forces to achieve global health goals. Through collaboration, USAID aims to continue identifying and realizing market-shaping opportunities.

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5 Things USAID’s Land Office Has Learned about Impact Evaluations

Laida Phiri proudly displays her customary land certificate on her parcel of land in eastern Zambia. USAID is conducting a randomized control trial impact evaluation to measure the effect of securing property rights on the adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices. / Jeremy Green, The Cloudburst Group

USAID is committed to building the evidence base on what works through impact evaluations. While impact evaluations require a lot of work from a variety of stakeholders, the payoff in terms of improved programming can start at the baseline.

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Using Mobile Phones to Alert Households Waiting for ‘NextDrop’ of Water

Emily Kumpel, representing the NextDrop team, accepts an award in 2011 to scale up the team’s pilot study in Hubli-Dharwad. / Big Ideas Contest

Unreliable water supply is a serious impediment to health and economic development. Across the globe, 400 million people rely on unreliable water systems, and 250 million of them live in India. Learn how one organization is working to help.

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Improving Microenterprise through Open Data

Colombians make panela, a form of sugar typical in Latin American countries and a source of income for many Afro-Colombian and indigenous groups. / David Osorio, ACDI/VOCA

A collaboration between two data-focused groups at USAID has resulted in an interactive map of microenterprise activity that will lead to better informed policy decisions.

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Saving Lives Today, Saving Costs Tomorrow: Why USAID Invests in Immunization

A young boy receives an oral polio vaccine in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The incidence of polio has fallen by more than 99 percent over the past three decades. / Kendra Helmer, USAID

Investing in vaccines is a best buy in global health — for every dollar invested, $16 in health care costs is averted. As the global community celebrates World Immunization Week, Katie Taylor describes why USAID invests in sustained and sustainable immunization systems.

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Facing Climate Change, Leaders Take A Step Toward A Healthier World

Technical experts from Indonesia’s power utility, PLN, and government officials from Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources visit a Maui wind farm to learn how Hawaii is using smart policies and regulations to attract private investment and spur clean energy development. / Sarah Fretwell

With the signed Paris Agreement in place, USAID is renewing its commitment to empower people and communities to take bold action to invest in the future. We all share a responsibility to help build a safer, healthier world.

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Building Back Together: Nepal, One Year Later

USAID recovery and reconstruction projects, like Baliyo Ghar, train construction professionals and homeowners on how to build back safer using local materials and earthquake-resistant best practices. / Laxman Shrestha for USAID/Nepal

A year ago today, a devastating 7.8 earthquake took 9,000 lives and injured 25,000 people. As we put the past year behind us, Mission Director Peter Malnak takes a look back at what USAID helped accomplish together with the people of Nepal.

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