Fact Sheets

 

Start date:  April 1, 2012                              
End date:  April 1, 2012
Project budget:  $850,000    
Implementer: National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Objectives

 

Start date:  September 2012
End date:  September 2014  
Project budget: $1,500,000  
Implementer:  Milieukontakt Macedonia

Objectives

Strengthen civil society and raise awareness, boost activism, and bolster local resilience to global climate change.


Components

Start date:  October 10, 2012
End date:  April 10, 2015
Project budget:  $ 198,089   
Implementer:  Metamorphosis, Foundation for Internet and Society.


Objectives

Start date:  November 19, 2012                   
End date:  November 19, 2015
Project budget:  $ 488,268   
Implementer:  Media Development Center (MDC)

Objectives

Start date:  December 20, 2012                               
End date:  June 17, 2015
Project budget:  $ 412,984   
Implementer:  Balkan Investigative Network Reporting (BIRN)

Objectives

Start date:  December 2011          
End date:  December 2014
Project budget:  $ 3,696,110
Implementer:  Tetra Tech DPK


Objectives

Strengthen the role of the judiciary in the separation of powers, and develop broad based support for rule of law and judicial sector reform.

Start date:  February 27, 2012   
End date:  August 31, 2014   
Project budget:  $2,540,000
Implementer:   Foundation Open Society – Macedonia (FOSM), in partnership with four local civil society organizations (CSOs):
the Youth Educational Forum; Forum – Center for Strategic Research and Documentation; the Center for Civil Communications; and Reactor – Research in Action.

The Palestinian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector has grown rapidly over the last three years to approximately 250 mostly small-sized companies, employing approximately 6,000 professionals. Nearly 2,000 students graduate from Palestinian universities annually in ICT-related fields – a number that is rapidly increasing. Recognizing the potential of this sector, USAID’s efforts link leading American companies with Palestinian entrepreneurs to promote economic development in the West Bank.

Hi-Tech Hubs bring together Palestinian students, entrepreneurs, international speakers and tech enthusiasts, providing a forum to connect, innovate, lead and build momentum for entrepreneurship. USAID supports Hi-Tech Hub events where young entrepreneurs can interact with investors, learn and develop skills necessary for running their own companies. This is the third Hi-Tech Hub USAID has organized. Here, eight startups will present their prototype solutions in the tourism and gaming sectors to a panel of judges. Winners will receive USAID subcontracts to further develop their products.

USAID helped the Palestinian agribusiness sector increase exports by $25,000,000 from 2012–2013 through the provision of technical assistance on job skills, improving product quality, accessing capital and reaching new markets. USAID assists food producers participate in international trade shows, organizes meetings with international agribusinesses and distributors and facilitates the use of treated wastewater for agriculture, all of which increase investments and exports. In 2013, USAID helped negotiate ten forward contracts between Palestinian farmers and domestic and international agribusinesses, infusing $8,000,000 into the Palestinian economy.

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Last updated: September 23, 2014