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A battle over gender pay gaps at USAID

For five years, a group of women who reached the highest level of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s foreign service has been battling with the agency over whether or not they were unfairly paid less than their male counterparts. Beth Paige was serving as USAID’s mission director in Jordan in 2015 …

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USAID to provide humanitarian assistance in Brazil

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $100,000 in immediate assistance to support people affected by severe flooding in the Bahia State of Brazil, which has impacted nearly 800,000 people, including displacing more than 73,000 people from their homes. This funding will support the local procurement of non-food …

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Peter Riley sworn-in as USAID Mission Director in Tajikistan

In an official ceremony held in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) office in Washington, D.C., Administrator Samantha Power swore-in Peter Riley as the first Mission Director for USAID in Tajikistan. Speaking at the event, Administrator Power remarked that Mr. Riley will bring “all of his passion and …

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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl celebrates the importance, power, and potential of girls around the world, and focuses attention on the particular problems they can face. The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing inequalities and disrupting access to vital health and support services. However, it has also accelerated the use of digital health and …

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