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Usaid Mission Staff

By: International Development Agency

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Training in Support Oftransition

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Prior to independence, there was very limited knowledge and expertise concerning companymanaging a market-oriented economy in Lithuania. USAID realized that building institutions and the legal framework is only the first step. An efficient and effective ...

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Lessons in Implementation : The Ngo Story

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: FOR THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS I have followed with great interest the unfolding of this study, Lessons in Implementation: The NGO Story. For USAID, the story began in the early 1990s, when the Agency first entered Eastern Europe. Civil society at that time ...

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A Message from the Administrator

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: When I assumed leadership of USAID in May 2001, I pledged to make the Agency?s modernization one of my highest priorities. Today?s challenges demand a faster, more agile USAID with a sharper focus on the results of our investments of American taxpayer ...

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Misión Cumplida

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Fotografias de cubierta Tapa: El ojo del Huracan Mitch es un pequeno oasis de calma rodeado por vientos mortales de 290 kilometros por hora y de lluvias torrenciales. (Administracion Nacional Oceanica y Atmosferica/Servicio Nacional Satelital, de Informac ...

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Usaid Helps Hundreds of Villagers Implement Regions Largest Irriga...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Challenge: The collapsed and broken skeletons of washed-out dams were clearly visible under the rushing waters of the Ghorband River in Parwan?s Charikar district. Heaps of stone and sandbags were no match for the powerful spring floods that carry boulders ...

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Usaid Provides Communities with Wells to Improve Health of Rural V...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Challenge: Afghan parents face a harsh reality in child-rearing ? an under-five mortality rate of 257 dead children per 1,000 living. Unclean drinking water contributes significantly to those harsh numbers. Severe cases of diarrheal disease were on the ris ...

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Usaid Connects Government Officials with Provinces Using New Commu...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Challenge: Never before in Afghanistan?s history has the central government been be able to communicate directly with all of the provinces, nor the provinces with each other. This lack of communication made it difficult for the country to govern effectivel ...

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Improving Major Road Systems through Education, Training and Techn...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Challenge: Recent floods have put deep scars in the land along the roads in Afghanistan. Large stones and huge gashes -two or three feet deep -run from the nearby hills through the farmland, tracing the flood?s path. Compounded with the devastation of war

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Usaid Helps Afghan Farmers Collaborate and Construct Improved Irri...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Challenge: In a landlocked country where only 12 percent of the land is arable, irrigating land is limited to three options: canals fed by river and rain, a natural spring, or the ancient underground aquifer known as karez. For the farmer fortunate enough

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Usaid Helps Revitalize Rural Economy and Encourage Farmers to Grow...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Agriculture is a way of life for 70% of Afghanistan's people and traditionally the largest and most important sector of the Afghan economy. But instability, coupled with the region's four-year drought, has devastated the country's food production capacity ...

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Usaid Helps Reconstruct Major Highway as Key to Afghanistans Econo...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: On November 10, 2002, President Hamd Karzai oversaw the groundbreaking of Afghanistan?s main highway from Kabul through Kandahar. President Karzai stated that reconstruction of the country?s prncipal road system is the key to Afghanistan?s economic recove ...

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Ring Road Now Links Afghanistans Two Largest Cities, Kandahar and ...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has completed Phase I paving completion of the 389-kilometer (243 miles) Kabul to Kandahar highway -this portion of the so-called Ring Road links Afghanistan?s two largest cities, Kandahar and Herat to ...

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Ring Road Now Links Afghanistans Two Largest Cities, Kandahar and ...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has completed Phase I paving completion of the 389-kilometer (243 miles) Kabul to Kandahar highway -this portion of the so-called Ring Road links Afghanistan?s two largest cities, Kandahar and Herat to ...

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Usaid-Funded Bakeries in Afghanistan Provide Bread for a Quarter o...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: USAID provides Afghan women with the means to earn a living through 86 bakeries managed by widows that help feed the elderly, disabled,orphans and other destitute families bakeries. Employing 897 poor women, this program reached more than 176,000 Kabul ...

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42-Year Old Afghan Father of Six Finds Work at Usaid Irrigation Pr...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Four months passed without a steady job for 42-year-old Agha Mohammed. He began to worry about his wife and six children. It had been four months without a certain source of food. A long time to be idle he thought to himself.

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Usaid Helps Afghan Family Survive Drought and Expand Their Orchard...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Sixty-four-year-old Habiabdul Habib and his family returned to their home in Paghman from Pakistan five years ago after spending twelve years living as refugees while their home was destroyed by Taliban and Northern Alliance fighters.

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Radio Plays Promote Improved Health Practices Broadcasting for Bet...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: The boulani - a potato-filled pastry - is neither warm nor fresh, but the child can?t resist the treat. Flicking flies away, the vendor hands one to the little girl. Later, the child?s mother cautions her against eating food left uncovered for too long.

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Training Medical Students on Reproductive Health

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Benin is among the West African countries where the fertility rate, as well as the infant and maternal mortality rates, reflect a low standard of care. USAID helped the Government of Benin improve health care by strengthening the capacity of health worker ...

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Health Officers Assigned to Rural Areas Help Meet Basic Health Car...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Challenge: Prior to the introduction of Ghana?s Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) initiative in 1999, one of the most deprived districts in Ghana?s Eastern Region - Birim North - had fourteen health care facilities for over 128,000 people ...

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