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Feed the Future: 2014 Year in Review

January 5, 2015 Comments off

Feed the Future: 2014 Year in Review
Source: U.S. Agency for International Development and other agencies

For generations, the United States has been a leader in providing development assistance across the globe to alleviate suffering and build shared progress and prosperity. But global food price spikes and resulting instability in 2007 and 2008 were a wake-up call: More needed to be done to break the vicious cycle of hunger and poverty.

The answer: Unlock the potential of agriculture as the key to reducing hunger, extreme poverty and malnutrition through a movement that became Feed the Future.

In 2014, the U.S. Government and its partners have continued to build on Feed the Future’s early success to drive real change on a large scale. Read on for highlights on how we’re sustaining progress toward the goal of ending hunger in our lifetimes.

Climatescope 2014

October 30, 2014 Comments off

Climatescope 2014
Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Inter-American Development Bank Group, U.K. Government Department for International Development, U.S. Agency for International Development

The Climatescope is a unique country-by-country assessment, interactive report and index that evaluates the investment climate for climate-related investment worldwide.

It profiles 55 countries worldwide and evaluates their ability to attract capital for low-carbon energy sources while building a greener economy.

The Climatescope is a snapshot of where clean energy policy and finance stand today, and a guide to where clean energy can go tomorrow.

This marks the third year of the Climatescope project. In 2012 and 2013, the Climatescope focused exclusively on Latin America and the Caribbean. The first edition was developed by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank Group in partnership with Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

In 2014, the UK Department for International Development and the US Agency for International Development have joined as supporters and advisors. The project has been expanded to include 55 countries, states, and provinces in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Bloomberg New Energy Finance serves as research partner and author of the report.

Feed the Future Just Published a New Report – So What?

May 30, 2014 Comments off

Feed the Future Just Published a New Report – So What?
Source: USAID

We’ve never had data like this before for agriculture programs to really show what is happening as a result of what we’ve been doing. And we have a lot to show for it.

Last year we helped nearly 7 million farmers improve the way they work to adopt new and improved technologies and practices that help them grow more while using less land, water and other (often expensive) resources. We’ve also reached more than 12 million children with nutrition interventions designed to give them a healthy start to life so they have the same shot at being productive, happy adults as our children do. We’ve actually been able to replicate results similar to these for about two years now, so we’re really excited about taking them to scale now that we know our approach is working.

New From the GAO

April 17, 2014 Comments off

New GAO Reports
Source: Government Accountability Office

1. Army Modular Force Structure: Annual Report Generally Met Requirements, but Challenges in Estimating Costs and Assessing Capability Remain. GAO-14-294, April 16.
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2. Foreign Aid: USAID Has Increased Funding to Partner-Country Organizations but Could Better Track Progress. GAO-14-355, April 16.
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3. Defense Contracting: DOD’s Use of Class Justifications for Sole-Source Contracts. GAO-14-427R, April 16.

FY 2014-2017 Department of State and USAID Strategic Plan

April 4, 2014 Comments off

FY 2014-2017 Department of State and USAID Strategic Plan
Source: U.S. Department of State

The Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014 to 2017 sets forth the Secretary of State’s direction and priorities for both organizations. The Strategic Plan presents how the Department and USAID will implement U.S. foreign policy and development assistance.

New From the GAO

March 13, 2014 Comments off

New GAO Report and Testimonies
Source: Government Accountability Office


1. Financial Audit: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds’ 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements. GAO-14-303, March 13.
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1. Afghanistan: Key Oversight Issues for USAID Development Efforts, by Charles Michael Johnson, Jr., director, international affairs and trade, before the Subcommittee on National Security, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-14-448T, March 13.
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2. U.S. Postal Service: Action Needed to Address Unfunded Benefit Liabilities, by Frank Todisco, chief actuary, applied research and methods, before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-14-398T, March 13.
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New From the GAO

September 17, 2013 Comments off

New GAO Reports
Source: Government Accountability Office

1. DHS Recruiting and Hiring: DHS Is Generally Filling Mission-Critical Positions, but Could Better Track Costs of Coordinated Recruiting Efforts. GAO-13-742, September 17.
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2. Global Food Security: USAID Is Improving Coordination but Needs to Require Systematic Assessments of Country-Level Risks. GAO-13-809, September 17.
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Related Product

Global Food Security: USAID Is Improving Coordination but Needs to Require Systematic Assessments of Country-Level Risks (GAO-13-815SP, September 2013), an E-supplement to GAO-13-809. GAO-13-815SP, September 17.


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