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A Tiger Team to Cut Through Bureaucracy

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 11.07.2016 | Home
Ann Mei Chang

What do you picture when you think about innovation? If you're a tech fan, maybe you picture someone taking an Uber to the Apple store. If you work in...

It's Time to Get "Ambitious" About Partnerships

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Ann Mei Chang

It's been a year since we adopted the Sustainable Development Goals--a new roadmap for international development. Since then, I've noticed something s...

Our Ocean, Our Tomorrow

Hari Sastry | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
Hari Sastry

"Being a card-carrying fisher entitles us to fish and participate in work programs," says Jomar Brusa, a fisherman registered with USAID's FishR progr...

Why We Love Science

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home
Ann Mei Chang

The scientific breakthroughs that have occurred in our lifetimes are stunning, but we are just getting started. Just look at this wishlist of 50 scien...

Scaling Innovation Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 04.19.2016 | Home
Ann Mei Chang

In the past few decades, innovation has made a big impact in global development. Just look at Oral Rehydration Therapy - a simple mixture of sugar, sa...

Ecobank and USAID's Development Credit Authority: A Pan-African Approach to Unlocking Private Capital

USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA) | Posted 03.25.2016 | Home
USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA)

How do you unlock millions in private capital and support economic growth across Africa? Partner with one of the largest Pan-African banks. The U.S. ...

The Return on Investment of Foreign Assistance

Hari Sastry | Posted 03.09.2016 | Home
Hari Sastry

As the worldwide landscape continues to evolve, we are truly a global community. What may appear to be a distant concern has the power to impact Americans right here on our home soil.

Celebrating #WorldWaterDay

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Home
Danielle Nierenberg

March 22nd, World Water Day, is a day to celebrate one of the planet's most precious resources, fresh water. But that resource is being rapidly depleted.

Putin Is Right: Democracy Is a Threat

Ben Barber | Posted 06.21.2014 | Home
Ben Barber

But it took years for Russians to develop their sixth senses about being propagandized. Perhaps they are backing Putin in the polls because they are out of practice after 20 years of relative freedom?

Sweden and America Link Arms on Development Assistance

Mark Brzezinski | Posted 05.07.2014 | Home
Mark Brzezinski

Development agencies in the United States and Sweden have partnered up in the fight against extreme poverty. Disbursing over $36 billion in official development assistance during 2012, they have long been two of the top donors of foreign aid.

We Don't Use That History Stuff Anyway, Do We?

William E. White | Posted 05.06.2014 | Home
William E. White

Americans are terribly present-minded. We are mostly concerned about the here and the now. Please consider for just a moment the very unique role of the individual in our American story and what it can teach us about the critical role of citizens in a republic.

A World Without AIDS? A Promising Approach Is Bringing Vietnam Closer

Ward Cates | Posted 01.26.2014 | Home
Ward Cates

For those of us who work in the field of HIV, words like "eradication" or "elimination" are not commonly used. Yet, new evidence and tools suggest that getting to zero might just be possible if we look at HIV through a fresh lens and focus our limited resources in strategic ways.

Military Scales Down Aid Efforts In Philippines

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

By Manuel Mogato MANILA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. military has began scaling back its emergency relief operations in the Philippine...

Increasing U.S. Investments in Advanced Education and Professional Training to Build Skilled African Workforce

Amini Kajunju | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Amini Kajunju

Advanced education and professional development training programs are needed more than ever. Africa is a youthful continent with stats showing that one in three Africans is between the ages 10 and 24. Young people in Africa make up nearly 40 percent of the working-age population, yet 60 percent are unemployed.

Can Bosra Still Beckon History Buffs to Syria?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.16.2013 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

Looking through stacks of old pictures today, I came across a set I shot in Bosra, Syria, 23 years ago showing stately, if worn, internationally recog...

We Must Give Every Child a Shot at a Healthy Life

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen | Posted 05.09.2013 | Home
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Vaccines have saved the lives of over 20 million children globally, but continued support from the U.S. and other global players is critical to sustaining this progress.

SEC Watchdog Faces Complaints Of 'Abusive Investigative Practices'

Posted 12.02.2011 | Home

David Kotz, the top watchdog of the Securities and Exchange Commission, is facing mounting criticism over some of the investigative techniques that ha...

World AIDS Day

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home
Dr. Rajiv Shah

By building on a strong legacy of progress and bipartisan support and relying on proven interventions and new breakthroughs, the United States is leading the world in making real the vision of an AIDS-free generation.

USAID and ISC Celebrate Anniversaries with Ben and Jerry's!

Maura O'Neill | Posted 08.24.2011 | Home
Maura O'Neill

For USAID, this anniversary is a time to reflect on service and an opportunity to continue to deliver meaningful results by cultivating future alliances for development. Together, as partners, we can create a safer world that strives to let all people realize freedom's potential.

Haiti: Seeding "Reconstruction" or Seeding Destruction?

Jane Regan | Posted 07.01.2011 | Home
Jane Regan

About a month ago, a team of journalists in Haiti released a nine-article study of a massive seed distribution that took place after the earthquake la...

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor Defends Foreign Aid Cuts In Aftermath Of Japan Earthquake, Tsunami

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- With Japan reeling from last week's magnitude-8.9 earthquake and the tsunami that followed, leading House Republicans on Monday defended...

A Bipartisan Strategy for Sharpening U.S. Foreign Aid

Rich Tafel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rich Tafel

Bring a butcher knife to U.S. foreign aid? Not a good idea. But sharpen it? Yes. Let's make it a double-edged sword and address America's economic health and security.

Not enough colère against cholera

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Regan

Now they are saying we have 3,481 killed by cholera. It is doubtless many more... But in any case, these are just numbers to newspaper readers and ra...

Haiti Elections -- Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Regan

2010-11-26-Screenshot20101126at6.19.18PM.pngGo ahead and vote on these photos... since you can't vote in the questionable elections funded by US tax dollars to be held in Haiti on Nov. 28.

Haiti - What "work" are the "cash-for-work" programs really doing?

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Regan

"As Haiti suffers, the world dozes," remarked a recent Washington Post editorial. But not everyone is dozing... All across Haiti, humanitarian agen...