Cities across the globe are forming compacts on climate change, sharing their experiences and expertise to better protect their citizens from the impact of unpredictable weather extremes.
By improving surveillance and promoting good hygiene at land border crossings, seaports and airports in West Africa, USAID and its partners helped slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak.
Low-lying island communities are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Through small-scale infrastructure projects in the Pacific Islands, USAID is helping them to adapt.
Guatemalans are taking action to include the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in election processes. On Sept. 6, they elected the first openly LGBTI congressperson into office, a turning point in Guatemalan inclusion and civil rights.
The lives of more than 1 million Nigerian children and youth have been derailed by violence. USAID is working to give these internally displaced children a chance to continue their education with community based non-formal learning centers.
The upcoming Oct. 25 presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire is the first since the disastrous election in 2010. USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives has been working with communities to move toward reconciliation ahead of this critical moment.
Through Power Africa, we’re working in partnership with other governments and the private sector to increase the number of people around the world with access to electricity.
This year’s Nobel laureates in medicine, announced on Monday, developed therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases caused by parasites. USAID relies on these medicines to protect millions of people at risk.
Climate change may well be the defining issue of this century. Read the latest issue of FrontLines to learn how USAID is helping people in developing countries prepare, adapt and ultimately thrive in the midst of rising temperatures and unpredictable weather patterns.
It is through USAID’s approach to development that we can prevent the underlying causes of discontent — such as social and economic marginalization, unaccountable governance, and inadequate institutions — from turning into radicalization.