December 8, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Connectivity through Trade and Investment is a five-year project of the United States Agency for International Development and the Department of State to increase U.S. economic engagement and cooperation with ASEAN countries. Asia is an increasingly inter-connected region and with the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, the U.S. government has aligned its development assistance priorities in support of regional integration.

Trade between the United States and ASEAN is estimated at $200 billion. The project encourages ASEAN to adopt free, transparent, sustainable and inclusive trade practices as it moves toward economic integration. This includes technical support for customs integration, trade and investment facilitation, small and medium-sized enterprises, clean and efficient energy, and information and communication technologies. These areas are also priorities under key U.S. strategic agreements and policies such as the ASEAN-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement, Enhanced Economic Engagement Initiative and Enhanced Partnership Plan of Action.

Remarks by USAID/RDMA Mission Director Michael Yates at the announcement of Shujog Impact Investment Grant to support Asia Socia
December 8, 2014

The idea behind Shujog is fairly simple.  Impact investors are looking for a pipeline of businesses to invest in that generate both financial and social returns. Yet these investors are often unable to connect with early-stage entrepreneurs, and that means there is so much potential still waiting to be tapped on both sides.  Shujog’s ACTS program, along with partners Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase, and the Rockefeller Foundation, will help bring them together, by providing Assistance for Capacity Building and Technical Services (ACTS).  This will help social enterprises to better attract investment; scale their businesses; and increase their impact.

USAID Supports Asia Social Enterprises through Shujog Impact Investment Grant
December 8, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a new partnership to help small enterprises access funding to strengthen poor and vulnerable communities in Asia through impact investment.

December 5, 2014

SERVIR Mekong Fact Sheet



December 5, 2014
ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellows Program Applications Due: Sunday, 18 January 2015 
Program Start Date: Friday, 1 May 2015 
For enquiries and application submission, send email to:
December 2, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security is a five-year project (2013-2018) supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of State to strengthen institutions and develop regional policies to advance ASEAN’s vision for political-security and social-cultural integration.


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