Interview with USAID Ticora Jones, Division Chief, Higher Education Solutions Network, Global Development Lab


Policy makers can be a bridge between people who are passionate about ideas and a place where those ideas can be implemented, says Ticora Jones, whose work links up universities and local communities looking to technology to address development challenges.

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USAID Celebrates the International Day of the Girl

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As we enter the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era, we are already thinking of how to measure progress against these goals, while continuing to empower young women and girls.

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United States Pledges Nearly $133 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced the additional funding at the “High Level Side Event on South Sudan” on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian aid for the people of South Sudan to nearly $1.9 billion since the start of the conflict in December 2013.

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USAID Joins the International Community to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week


Breastfeeding is one of the most cost effective ways to save the lives of children and improve their future ability to grow, learn, and thrive as members of their community. According to a recentLancet series, the deaths of 823,000 children and 20,000 mothers each year could be averted through scaling up optimal breastfeeding practices to nearly universal levels, along with economic savings of US$ 300 billion.

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USAID Releases the 2016 Acting on the Call Report

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Alongside the report, USAID announced a new $9.2 million program – Integrating Community Health – which will leverage an additional $10 million investment from other sources and is designed to strengthen the role of community health in USAID’s efforts to end preventable child and maternal deaths.

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Perspectives on Human Rights and “the Right to Development”

USAID Rosarie Tucci

As the development agenda seeks to become more sustainable and address poverty reduction, we have also begun to see a convergence of human rights and development.

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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

The United States is pleased to announce more than $80 million in additional humanitarian assistance for conflict-affected people in South Sudan, and for South Sudanese refugees in the region.

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Fact Sheet: New U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Respond to Syria Crisis

The White House has announced nearly $419 million in additional life-saving assistance for those affected by the war in Syria.

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The United States announced today more than $89 million in additional humanitarian aid to help people affected by the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

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Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto: Climate Change is Not Gender Neutral


The United States is committed to identifying inclusive, ambitious, and flexible approaches to address climate change.

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