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US Agency for International Development (USAID)

US Agency for International Development or USAID is the U.S. Government’s international aid arm. Its mission statement highlights two complementary and intrinsically linked goals: ending extreme poverty and promoting the development of resilient, democratic societies that are able to realize their potential. USAID fundamentally believes that ending extreme poverty requires enabling inclusive, sustainable growth; promoting free, peaceful, and self-reliant societies with effective, legitimate governments; building human capital and creating social safety nets that reach the poorest and most vulnerable.

USAID extends help from the American people to achieve results for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world. That assistance does not represent a Democratic value or a Republican value, but an American value; as beneficiaries of peace and prosperity, Americans have a responsibility to assist those less fortunate so we see the day when our assistance is no longer necessary.

Microsoft - Microsoft CityNext

Driving global economies and shaping the environment, cities are about more than changing demographics and untapped potential—they are about people. Microsoft CityNext empowers people—whether governments, citizens, or businesses—to transform their cities and their future. People-first means harnessing the potential of all city residents to create healthier, greener, and more prosperous communities. Through CityNext, people can take advantage of a broad portfolio of products and technologies, a global network of partners, and a long track-record of successful education and social programs. Microsoft believes that a people-first approach to innovation can empower governments, businesses and citizens to shape a more prosperous, sustainable and brighter future for their city.