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The Journey toward Racial and Ethnic Equity Starts at Home (Spoiler: It Never Ends)
In April 2022, USAID unveiled its first Equity Action Plan “to advance equity with underserved communities, including racial and ethnic equity, in our policies, programs and partner base.” Furthermore, the Plan “serves as a starting point for longer term equity planning.” The Agency’s Equity Action Plan provides inspiration and a strong model for other organizations, large and small, many of whom are already taking action to advance racial and ethnic equity (REE) across the development space.
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Celebrating Innovative Partnerships with Indigenous-Led Organizations
USAID celebrates International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples Day by highlighting innovative partnerships with Indigenous-led organizations and its hopes to continue development with these communities.
Aug 9, 2022
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Tell Us Your USAID Partnership Story
“Wisdom is like fire. People take it from others.” This proverb from the Democratic Republic of the Congo sums up why we created the News & Insights blog, and why we have launched the guest blog feature to share the viewpoints and perspectives of potential, new, and established USAID partners alike.
Aug 3, 2022
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August Funding Opportunities: Mark Your Calendars
Don't miss these important deadlines in August.
Aug 1, 2022
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What Is a USAID Industry Day?
Industry Days are part- or full-day events hosted by USAID Missions or headquarters. Read this blog to learn more about how you can benefit from participating in one of these important events.
Jul 27, 2022
Localization & Inclusive Development
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Four Ways That Diaspora Businesses Are Advancing Locally-Led Development
The United States is home to more global diaspora members than any other country in the world. A diaspora is a community of people who live outside a shared country of origin, ancestry, or affinity, and maintain active connections with it. In fact, more than 62 million Americans, or one-fifth of U.S. residents, are first- or second-generation diaspora members. With roots around the world, these communities are key players in driving sustainable development progress.
Jul 25, 2022
Localization & Inclusive Development
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Strength in Diversity: How Cooperatives and Credit Unions Catalyze Inclusive Growth in Their Communities
Cooperatives and credit unions are key partners in international development. They are locally owned businesses that address market gaps, provide economic and social value to their members, and build more resilient communities. These inclusive businesses can be found in almost every country in which USAID works.
Jul 20, 2022
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Three Resources to Empower Youth This World Youth Skills Day
This World Youth Skills Day, USAID’s Partnerships Incubator is celebrating by bringing you the top three youth programming tools from our Resource Library and highlighting some incredible organizations working with the next generation of global leaders.
Jul 13, 2022