Blog Posts in Economic Prosperity

  • June 1, 2018
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    Elevating Women and Girls at G7

    Sung Lee in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | June 1, 2018

    The heads of development agencies will gather for the first-ever G7 Development Ministerial Meeting ahead of next week’s G7 summit. At the top of the agenda for the meeting: empowering women and girls.

  • May 10, 2018
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    BUILDing Momentum to Maximize the “Impact” of American Investment Overseas

    Abhik K. Pramanik in Economic Prosperity | May 10, 2018

    Over the past three decades, global poverty has declined by nearly 70 percent as hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty. Despite this tremendous progress, more must be done to fill an enormous void: the U.N.’s Sustainable...

  • January 16, 2018
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    Working Up to Success

    Guest Contributor - Burt Granofsky in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | January 16, 2018

    For nearly a decade, EDC’s Akazi Kanoze projects have been helping the Government of Rwanda improve opportunities for hundreds of thousands of young people who are coming of age during the country’s economic transition. Akazi Kanoze originally delivered livelihood and work-readiness trainings for out-of-school youth, but it was so successful that the program’s core approach — which included Work Ready Now! and partnerships with local employers — has been scaled up nationally, reaching over 92,000 high school and TVET students each year.

  • January 12, 2018
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    Closing the Digital Divide: Driving Development Overseas

    Anabelle Nuelle in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | January 12, 2018

    With 90 percent of people in the developing world living without access to the internet , many of the problems rural communities face here at home are also mirrored overseas. Luckily, the Administration is working to expand internet connectivity both at home and abroad, which will not only benefit American farmers and businesses, but spur economic growth and development in some of the world’s poorest countries.

  • January 11, 2018
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    Poverty is Sexist.

    Sean Hansen in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | January 11, 2018

    In El Salvador, Lula Mena’s hand-made jewelry business is thriving. Thanks to critical business training and export assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Lula now exports her goods to eight countries. But the impact of Lula’s success extends far beyond her own family.

  • January 4, 2018
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    Women Bring Light and New Life to Africa

    Megan Rabbitt in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | January 4, 2018

    For the women of the Maasai communities, life may be simple, but it’s far from easy. According to Teresia, one of the senior Maasai “mamas,” the greatest challenge facing her boma “was the darkness in our houses” because without electricity, “you can’t see anything at night.” Across sub-Saharan Africa, two out of three people live off the electrical grid – that’s 70 percent of the entire population, or 600 million people.

  • December 21, 2017
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    USGLC’s Top 10 Blogs of 2017

    Megan Guilfoyle in Congress, Diplomacy, Economic Prosperity, Global Development, National Security | December 21, 2017

    With mounting challenges overseas– from the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, to devastating famines, to tension with North Korea – this year has shown us that American global leadership is more important now than ever before. And as the year draws to a close, we’ve rounded up our top ten blogs of 2017 – the inspiring stories of U.S. foreign assistance, it’s impact around the world and here at home.

  • December 21, 2017
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    12 Months of USGLC

    Megan Rabbitt in Congress, Diplomacy, Economic Prosperity, Global Development, National Security | December 21, 2017

    2017 brought a steady stream of challenges and changes to U.S. foreign policy and development assistance – from a new Administration taking the reins, to a budget proposal that sent shockwaves through Washington, to a steady drumbeat of support for American global leadership. We’ve gathered 12 of the top stories from the past year – one from each month – that you won’t want to miss.

  • November 17, 2017
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    Shifting Gears – How Countries Transition From Aid Recipient to U.S. Partner?

    Sean Hansen in Congress, Economic Prosperity, Global Development | November 17, 2017

    At the heart of USAID Administrator Mark Green’s vision for the agency is “to end the need for its existence,” and a desire to transition countries that may no longer need development assistance to a new relationship with the United States. But against the backdrop of the proposed 32% cut to the International Affairs Budget, there have been some concerns that “transitions” could serve as a cover for cutting aid budgets and closing missions.

     

  • November 10, 2017
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    What Does Trump’s Trip to Asia Have to Do With Africa? Actually, a lot.

    Megan Rabbitt in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | November 10, 2017

    While all eyes are on President Trump’s whirlwind 12-day, 5-country tour of Asia, there’s been another narrative is playing out across the Indian Ocean: China’s growing influence in Africa.