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Foreign fighters: Enablers, effects & countermeasures

To successfully counter violent extremism at home and abroad, Western program implementers must find the right partners in vulnerable communities and work on multiple levels, writes Roman Terehoff. Learn More...

Job fairs power Afghanistan’s economy with local hires

Afghanistan’s private sector is growing—but this has not always meant more jobs for Afghans. Today, this is changing. Through targeted trainings and “mega” job fairs, thousands of Afghans are now landing jobs and earning promotions. Learn More...

Seattle soccer team brings new field, fun to Honduran youth

Youth from Alianza Joven Honduras-USAID joined the big leagues in a practice with U.S. soccer team Seattle Sounders FC. From shooting goals to celebrating their own new field, check out highlights from the day. Learn More...

15 years later, where are we on gender equality?

Developing countries as a whole have reached MDG targets for eliminating gender disparities in education. Barriers still exist, but former Togo Peace Corps Volunteer David Newstead explains why we can expect more gains in gender equality. Learn More...

D.C. Summit to Explore School Dropout in U.S. & Elsewhere

The School Dropout Prevention Summit will bring together more than 200 experts and government officials from a dozen countries Sept. 9 & 10 to explore retention strategies. Learn More...

FIFA elections fall short of international standards

Mired in corruption allegations, FIFA will hold presidential elections in 2016. Elections expert Jeff Fischer explains why the conduct of elections matters for FIFA’s future, and how the organization can better conform to international norms. Learn More...