Massachusetts Institute of Technology leads two programs - the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation is designing a system for evaluating technological solutions to development challenges.
Makerere University’s ResilientAfrica Network, anchored in Uganda, works with universities in Ethiopia, Ghana and South Africa to find innovative local solutions to overcome the shocks and stresses of poverty, conflict, displacement, disease and drought.
Duke University’s Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke and Innovations in Healthcare find successful innovators in global health care and help them expand.
The College of William & Mary’s AidData Center for Development Policy is enabling the international development community to more effectively target, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate aid investments though geospatial mapping.
University of California-- Berkeley’s Development Impact Lab is improving the way universities design technology for development and apply it on a large scale in fields including energy, health, information technology, and communications.
Since 2009, USAID has invested more than $400 million in Gaza. In the aftermath of the Gaza 2014 conflict, USAID provided food, water, hygiene kits, tarps, household items, and medical supplies to vulnerable families. In 2015, USAID continued to provide urgent humanitarian support and began to expand activities for Gaza recovery efforts. The U.S. Government works closely with the Palestinian Authority, Government of Israel, and other development partners to address immediate and intermediate humanitarian needs and long-term development needs in Gaza. USAID follows a rigorous vetting mechanism to comply with U.S. policies.
As a proven, effective public health intervention, immunization has been a priority for USAID development assistance for over thirty years. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) works closely with partners around the world, including national governments, Gavi, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and civil society organizations, to build strong routine immunization systems and extend equitable access to lifesaving vaccines to all. USAID’s diverse portfolio of immunization programming contributes to the Agency’s priority to end preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation.
Over the next two years, the USAID Non-Formal Education (NFE) Program will provide at least 1,680 out-of-school youth in Jordan with access to a quality education. By establishing 28 new NFE centers and building the capacity of educators in dozens more, the NFE Program will improve educational and social outcomes for youth in Jordan, including for Syrian refugees. The NFE Program will be implemented by Questscope, an Amman-based INGO focusing on youths’ social and emotional development, and in collaboration with the Jordan Ministry of Education (MoE) and local community actors.
No confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases reported in West Africa in nearly one month. Sierra Leone discharges most recent EVD patient; all known contacts complete 21-day monitoring period. USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance partners scale up preparedness activities in Liberia.
UN agencies and ICRC deliver food, relief items, and medical supplies to communities in a largely inaccessible enclave within Ta’izz city. Number of local and international humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen increases. January food imports rise nearly 30 percent as compared to the previous month.
Last updated: March 30, 2017