On Tuesday, the U.S. Agency for International Development launched IMPACTblog — a new blog that will feature stories and posts from USAID staff, including Administrator Rajiv Shah. In the inaugural post, Shah wrote, “We want to let people know about the work we do…our successes, our failures, and how we learn always to do better. I hope this will be a place where you can get to know the thousands of development entrepreneurs who make up USAID’s talented staff, the work of our partners, and the beneficiaries of America’s support around the world.”
So far, the blog has stories about USAID-funded programs — like the Asia Regional Biodiversity Conservation Program — and updates from USAID meetings and speeches, as well as a post from Administrator Shah outlining his upcoming trip to Africa where he will focus on progress of the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative and Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative. Be sure to check out IMPACTblog, and watch for updates from Administrator Shah as he makes his first trip to Africa as the head of USAID.