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How and Why USAID is Ensuring Our Development Efforts are Climate Resilient

Agriculture projects such as this rice cultivation project in Vietnam can benefit from analysis early in planning to determine how climate change could affect outcomes. / Phuong Nguyen

For years, USAID has helped countries and communities build climate resilience, but starting now we are full-on integrating climate risk management in our development efforts. Never has the need been more clear.

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Doing Business in Mozambique Just Got Easier

Mozambique has historically struggled with the process of issuing construction permits. The slow issuing process was identified by the private sector as a major obstacle impeding businesses. However, things are starting to change for the better. The latest World Bank Doing Business 2014 report shows a substantial improvement in the country’s construction permit indicator, jumping 46 places to 77th from 123rd in the most recent rankings.

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Cultivating Entrepreneurial Spirits in Youth to End Extreme Poverty

Young people are catalyzers for changing the world and ending extreme poverty within our lifetime. Read more >>

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The Bright Side of Taxes: More than Just a Headache

Today, USAID released new guidelines to improve tax administration in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more >>

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Realizing the Health Goals of the Panama Declaration

What challenges lie ahead to address health inequalities for mothers and children in Latin America and the Caribbean? Read more >>

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Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health for All

On World Population Day, USAID joins the global community in raising awareness on the issue of adolescent pregnancy. Read more >>

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A Year of Progress under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

One year ago, on the eve of the 2012 G8 Summit, President Obama announced the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, ushering in a new phase of global investment in food security and nutrition. A joint initiative launched under the United States’ G8 Presidency, the New Alliance builds on progress and commitments – both to […]

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Educate Girls, Develop Nations

Education is a silver bullet for empowering women and girls worldwide. Read more >>

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Global Dialogue on Rights to Land, Resources Advancing Rapidly

In order to eradicate extreme poverty, address global climate change, and increase food security, we must secure property rights for all producers

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Interagency Panel on Economic Statecraft to Create Competitive Foreign Markets

Last Monday, December 10, I had the opportunity to speak at an interagency panel on the topic of Economic Statecraft and Developing Partnerships with the Private Sector. Read more >>

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