Fact Sheets

USAID is partnering with the Government of Pakistan to rehabilitate the Mangla hydroelectric power station located in the Mirpur District of Azad Kashmir. The main objective of the project is to add 90 MW to the national grid through the refurbishment and up­gradation of the power plant which will improve the reliability and availability of this power plant for the next 20­25 years.

The Women's Hostel Project supports the construction of a new women's dormitory at Forman Christian College in Lahore. The new women's hostel provides 384 additional beds, thus permitting the university to accept more women students, especially at the graduate level. 

The Agriculture Innovation Program helps USAID meets one of its goals in Pakistan of improving the economic lives of citizens by improving the business enabling environment and the economic performance of firms in the agricultural sector. The program enhances food security by improving the productivity of the agricultural sector through agricultural research and innovation. 

SHAHAR will help fully realize the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s vision for a nationwide municipal governance system that will support individual municipalities to develop standard policies and procedures, monitor municipal progress to improve performance, and provide technical assistance when progress lags.

USAID Initiative to Strengthen Local Administrations (ISLA) project seeks to improve Afghan provincial governance in the areas of fiscal and development planning, citizen representation, and enhanced public service delivery.

Stability in Key Areas - North (SIKA-N) promotes stabilization and good governance in some of Afghanistan’s historically unstable and weakly governed provinces. 

Led by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) and the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), the SIKA-West program is designed to promote stability in key areas of western Afghanistan.

Stability in Key Areas – South (SIKA-S) promotes stabilization and good governance in some of Afghanistan’s most historically unstable and weakly-governed provinces.

Led by the Afghan Government’s Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) and the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), SIKA-East is designed to promote stability in key areas of eastern Afghanistan.

USAID/Malawi supports institutional strengthening and increased citizen participation in decision-making.  USAID provided significant assistance during Malawi’s May 2014 tripartite election for President, Parliament, and Local Councilors—the first election of its kind in Malawi’s history.  By raising awareness of electoral rights and processes, USAID’s Democracy and Governance office created a better and more informed electorate, ensured fewer irregularities during the election process, and spurred higher voter turnout.  Activities increased citizens’ opportunities for engaging with government officials and therefore cultivated democratic legitimacy and inclusion. It had been nearly 10 years since local leaders were in office, and these elections presented a unique opportunity to reintroduce elected governance at the district level.  Therefore, post-election, USAID focused on strengthening citizens’ participation in local government decision-making.  USAID cultivates a positive working relationship between the newly elected local councilors and citizens’ groups in targeted districts and helps local civil society organizations (CSOs) operate better.

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Last updated: June 03, 2015