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United States Agency for International Development

When Donor Driven Programs Work

Fron Nahzi | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Fron Nahzi

Ideally, USAID and other donors should make sustainability an umbrella aspect of their political, social, and economic development programming.

USAID Co-hosts LGBT Global Initiatives Meeting During UN General Assembly

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

With much of the recent debate on LGBT rights (or the lack thereof) focused on the Russian anti-gay laws and how they will impact the Winter Olympics, scheduled to begin Feb. 7, 2014, in Sochi, it was encouraging to see the UN General Assembly include a positive focus on LGBT rights.

Open Letter to D.C. Youth

Urban Alliance | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Stressed about my future, my friend who was a senior at the time told me that he was interning at the World Bank with a program called Urban Alliance (UA).

Haiti's Fish and Coral, An Untold Story Of Environmental Loss

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Some aid projects have focused on restoring the country's forests, but few have tried to fix the generations of harm that has been done to Haiti's coral, its mangroves, its beaches and, most of all, its fish.

Haiti Earthquake: Greening of Hillsides Can Bolster Recovery

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Now with parts of Haiti in ruin and perhaps 200,000 people dead, the tree-planting and the soil sampling have halted. But the catastrophe makes it more critical than ever that Haiti be re-greened.

The Tremor Felt Round the World

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Perkins

Much of the aid from USAID and the World Bank is employed to help huge multinational companies gain a strangle-hold on resources (including cheap labor) and markets in countries like Haiti.

Cuba Detains US Contractor

New York Times | MARC LACEY and GINGER THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA -- A United States government contract worker, who was distributing cellphones, laptops and other communications equipment in Cuba on behalf of...

USAID Director Vacancy Threatens Agency's Future

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton begins a seven-country African trip with a visit to Kenya, the main U.S. foreign aid agency is in limbo, ...