The Mekong River Basin is home to 60 million people, of whom 70 percent are engaged in subsistence agriculture. These culturally diverse people are among the poorest in Asia, and they depend heavily on the river and its tributaries for food, income, transportation, and drinking water. As such, they are highly vulnerable to changes in climate. One of the expected consequences of this change is rising temperatures. As temperatures rise, many species of crops, fish and animals lose their vigor and are less able to compete, while other animal, plant and insect species move in to take their place. This can be very disruptive to agriculture and fisheries and the people that depend on them. Another change that scientific models predict is a substantial increase in weather variability. This too can have a dramatic effect on the kinds of crops that can be grown or harvested from nearby land.
Building on the decisions made in Bonn and Chicago, as well as the U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement, the United States joined over 70 partners in Tokyo to underline our continuing support for Afghanistan’s efforts to strengthen itself and provide a more peaceful, secure, and prosperous future for its people through the conclusion of the security transition in 2014 and into the Transformation Decade.
Start date: October 1, 2012 End Date: May 1, 2014
Project budget (Life of Project): $208,578
Additional co-funding from the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ($208,578), Macedonian Ministry of Finance ($19,796), and the Center for Excellence in Finance ($46,036)
Implementer: Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF)
Develop the internal audit profession in Macedonia to improve public financial management and increase accountability, transparency and efficiency in the public sector.
Start date: April 19, 2011 End date: April 17, 2014
Project budget (Life of Project): $1,500,000
Implementer: Habitat for Humanity Macedonia
Increase the standard of living in collective housing units in Macedonia through demonstration projects on energy efficiency improvements that significantly decrease energy consumption and operating cost.
Contractor(s)/Grantee(s): Caribbean HIV/AIDS Alliance
Duration: 5 years (FY2011 - FY2014)
Total Projected Investment: $16 million over 5 years
Funding Source: USAID/Barbados- (GHCS-USAID Account)
Countries: OECS and Barbados
Objective: Increased Equitable Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care Services for
most at risk populations and persons living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Eastern Caribbean:
What is Yes Youth Can North Eastern Province?
Yes Youth Can North Eastern Province is an investment by USAID to counter violent extremism through youth empowerment. The project builds on the success of the Garissa Youth Project, which provided direct services to over 5,000 youth in order to reduce radicalization and increase social stability. The project focuses on providing positive alternatives to those most at-risk of recruitment.
Project Duration and Budget
October 2008 – October 2015
The Mekong River plays a central role in the lives of millions of people in South East Asia who depend on it for their food, water, income, and transportation. Yet it is precisely because of its importance that the river faces many challenges as the countries of the Lower Mekong – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam -- look to the future.
The Haiti Mobile Money Initiative (HMMI) is a program launched in June 2010 that is jumpstarting the delivery of financial services by mobile phone in Haiti. The program offers incentive funds - a total of $10 million - to entities that offer mobile money services in Haiti. These awards included the first and second service providers to launch mobile money services, and reaching specific transaction milestones. HMMI is a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Last updated: June 19, 2013