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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USAID and SIECA Hold Central American Workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (Tegucigalpa)

The workshop was divided in two sub-regional meetings; the first one was held in San José, Costa Rica and the second will take place in Tegucigalpa, Honduras,

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USAID and SIECA Develop Central American Workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (San Salvador)

The workshop explores challenges faced by Central American countries with respect to implementing the draft Agreement on Trade Facilitation approved by World Trade Organization (WTO) members in December 2013.

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PEPFAR Countries, U.S. Working Toward AIDS-Free Generation

Deborah von Zinkernagel and Daniel W. Yohannes with papers at a table (MCC)

Our agencies opened a new collaborative chapter by signing a memorandum of agreement to advance the sustainability of PEPFAR programs. This agreement launches a three-year partnership between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the State Department’s Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, which manages PEPFAR, that will tap into what we each do best.

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Health Agencies Worldwide Join in World TB Day

World map with almost 20 countries highlighted (CDC)

Health agencies around the world are working to raise awareness and action to combat a disease that claims a victim every 18 seconds: tuberculosis.

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Effective Water Management Can Prevent Conflict, USAID Says

Woman looking at child drinking glass of water (USAID)

Countries with unreliable supplies of water are more vulnerable to conflict, according to a new report from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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USAID Supports Launch of New Forest Watch Tool

Screenshot of Global Forest Watch website (World Resources Institute)

How is the latest U.S. satellite and mobile technology helping 350 million of the world’s poorest people — including 60 million indigenous people — safeguard their homes and livelihoods?

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Haiti Remains U.S. Government Priority

A worker prepares a piece of metal art at Jacques Rony's arts and crafts shop in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti.Man working with circular pieces of metal (AP Images)

As the country leaves behind the era of post-earthquake relief and focuses now on longer-term development, USAID is striving to build the capacity of local organizations to lead and manage development initiatives.

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USAID Announces Award to Prevent, Repair Obstetric Fistula

Woman in colorful African dress holding child (AP Images)

Washington, 08 January 2014 More health care workers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will be able to prevent, detect and treat the disabling condition obstetric fistula thanks to a new project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID announced on January 6 that it had awarded the Fistula Care Plus Project, […]

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U.S. Supports International Efforts to Aid Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugee at tent in Jordan (AP Images)

As violence in Syria enters its third year, the needs of its refugees, and of neighboring countries providing them refuge, are greater than ever and the United States is supporting international efforts to provide aid.

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