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June 25, 2019

Partnering to Reduce Ocean Plastics

The news and video were originally published on Voice of America. An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic pour into the oceans every year, amounting […]
June 18, 2019

Catalyzing capital to prevent plastic waste: A conversation with Circulate Capital’s Rob Kaplan and USAID’s J.P. Gibbons

This dialogue was originally published on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, June 17 – Plastic waste is a global crisis. Investing to prevent plastic waste is an investment opportunity. Circulate Capital, […]
June 12, 2019

Water Currents: Peri-Urban Sanitation

A central goal of the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy is to facilitate sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation services, and promote the adoption […]
June 7, 2019

Blended Finance Partnership to Combat Ocean Plastic Pollution

USAID and the Private Sector:  Blended Finance Partnership to Combat Ocean Plastic Pollution (Launch Event) June 5, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM 6th Floor Flom […]
March 27, 2019

U.S. and Indonesia Combat Marine Plastic Waste

Jakarta – U.S. Ambassador Joseph R. Donovan Jr., Senior Advisor to the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Dr. Tukul Rameyo Adi, and Director of Solid Waste Management […]
October 19, 2016

Looking Beyond Quito — The U.S. Agency for International Development and the New Urban Agenda

Urbanization is today’s defining development trend. With over two thirds of the world’s population projected to be living in urban areas by the middle of the […]
October 14, 2016

USAID is at Habitat III

Habitat III—the upcoming UN Conference on Housing and Urban Development, held once every 20 years—will take place in Quito, Ecuador next week. USAID will have a […]
March 16, 2016

Adapting to Climate Change: How USAID is connecting cities to find solutions

USAID has supported city partnerships for more than a decade to encourage peer learning on a variety of topics, most recently climate change. Read this article about […]
March 16, 2016
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Riding the Growth Bubble in an Increasingly Urban World

Did you know that more than half the world now lives in urban areas? And that in the next several decades nearly all population growth will […]
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