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NPR Reviews Rajiv Shah’s Tenure As USAID Administrator

NPR: From Haiti’s Earthquake To Ebola, He Had Five Busy Years At USAID “…[A]sk [Rajiv] Shah to name the most important thing he achieved as head of USAID, and he points to the strong bipartisan support that he gained for American aid. ‘And because of that bipartisan support,’ he says,…

Devex Examines Rajiv Shah’s Tenure As USAID Administrator

Devex: 5 parting thoughts from Rajiv Shah “Outgoing U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah delivered what were billed as his last public remarks Thursday, a ‘farewell conversation’ with leaders from around Washington’s development community. In an exclusive Devex feature, Shah’s peers, critics, and partners weighed in on what…

New Automated Mapping System Will Help Speed Earthquake Disaster Response

Reuters: New digital maps speed up aid response after earthquakes “…The Automatic Disaster Analysis and Mapping system (ADAM) pulls information from the U.S. Geological Survey, World Bank, and World Food Programme databases, getting aid workers vital facts from earthquake zones within minutes of a quake, as opposed to the old,…

Aid Agencies Urge Donors To Step Up Humanitarian Response In Yemen

The Guardian: Yemen facing ‘forgotten crisis’ as humanitarian disaster looms “As Yemen teeters towards political collapse and foreign embassies close their doors and evacuate staff, aid agencies are warning that more than half the country’s nearly 26 million people risk a humanitarian disaster. Describing Yemen’s humanitarian situation as a ‘forgotten…

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