Development

Science, Technology Are New Anti-Poverty Tools

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah annonces the launch of a new anti-poverty campaign (AP Images)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and more than 30 other partners from business and development organizations are announcing a new anti-poverty effort, one that advances a science and technology–based approach to development.

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for Yemen

Since the beginning of Yemen’s transition in November 2011, U.S. assistance to Yemen has totaled well over $630 million.

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U.N. Panel Member Says Development Must ‘Leave No Person Behind’

Smiling girl (USAID)

Extreme poverty can be eliminated in the world if development partners use a “leave no person behind” approach to economic development.

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U.S. to Intensify Rebalancing in Asia in 2014

Portrait of Daniel Russel (State Dept.)

The United States plans to intensify efforts to “rebalance” its policy in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Daniel Russel, the State Department’s assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs.

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Kerry Presents Awards for Corporate Excellence

Award for Corporate Excellence seal (State Dept.)

On January 29, Secretary of State John Kerry presented the Secretary of State’s 2013 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) to Fruit of the Loom in Honduras, Plantronics in Mexico and Taylor Guitars in Cameroon.

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USAID Awards $6 Million to Empower Women Affected by Conflic

USAID woman standing in front of bulletin board (USAID photo)

USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Sarah Mendelson announced the awards during an event at which participants discussed USAID’s implementation of the two-year-old U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

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U.S. Commits $15 Million to South Asian Energy Innovation

The project has the potential to create a regional energy grid that will enhance trade and economic growth in South Asia.

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USAID Announces Three Higher Education Partnerships for Burma

Elaborate university entrance sign overgrown by vegetation, with woman walking past in background (AP Images)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the three winning partnerships selected under its Higher Education Partnerships to Support the U.S.-Burma Commitment to Democracy, Peace and Prosperity.

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USAID’s “Room to Learn” Seeks Education for All Haitian Kids

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks with a student during his visit to the National School in Tabarre, Haiti, on November 5.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching a program in Haiti called Room to Learn that will focus on making education more accessible for all children in the country.

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Girl Rising Partnership in India to Promote Girls’ Education

USAID's Girl Rising Country Partnership seeks to increase public dialogue on gender and education issues to encourage community-level interventions to help improve girls' education.

The partnership is a collaboration among USAID, 10×10, Intel Corporation, the Council on International Educational Exchange, Vulcan Productions and the Pearson Foundation. Additionally, Cable News Network (CNN) is the international television distribution partner for Girl Rising

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