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Fighting Corruption on the Big Screen

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Earlier this year, USAID’s CEGAH anti-corruption initiative worked alongside Indonesia’s Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) to launch an innovative film festival competition aimed at engaging more young people and creative professionals around issues of government accountability and transparency. The launch included a five-city tour hosted by the BPK, featuring filmmaking workshops, […]

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Is Effective Messaging for Development More Critical than Ever?

With the international affairs budget facing a proposed 32% reduction from FY17 and little understanding among the American public that it is less than 1% of the federal budget, the Society for International Development – Washington (SID-W) recently convened a panel of communications experts to consider the importance of communications. In particular, the panel looked at […]

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Is Civil Society Healthy in the Middle East/North Africa?

A robust civil society is a crucial element of inclusive and transparent democracies. Civil society organizations (CSOs) can help foster civic engagement, ensure greater government accountability, and increase inclusivity by amplifying marginalized voices. With this in mind, MSI worked alongside partners from USAID, The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the Aga Kahn Foundation, and regional […]

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U.S. Ambassador Recognizes Lebanon Community Resilience Initiative

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard, praised the commitment of youth to drive positive change in their communities after visiting MARCH, a Lebanese NGO promoting conflict resolution and peacebuilding through the performing arts among youth in Tripoli. With support from MSI and the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), MARCH worked with youth from two rival […]

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Integrating Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnership into USAID’s Work

On April 11-13, MSI hosted the USAID Global Development Lab’s pilot training on integrating science, technology, innovation and partnership (STIP) into USAID’s work. This new course, co-designed by MSI and Lab staff, introduces USAID staff to STIP principles and terms, and familiarizes participants with STIP tools and resources. Participants shared examples and learned from USAID’s […]

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