USAID’s Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) program seeks to strengthen local and national capacity to promote good governance, a core component of USAID’s stabilization strategy. It is implemented by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI).
Together with the local governments and the private sector, the Partnership promotes economic growth and stabilization in Somaliland and Puntland. USAID’s Partnership works with government and the private sector to improve an enabling environment for investment and generate more productive employment. The program began in April 2011 in Somaliland and then expanded to Puntland in mid-2012.
Djibouti’s strategic location and moderate form of Islam position the country as an important partner to the United States Government (USG). USAID reestablished its office here in 2003 and has since provided development assistance for basic health services, basic education, democracy and good governance.
Djibouti faces many challenges, including chronic drought, food insecurity, a severe lack of skilled workers, significant unemployment, high electricity costs, poor health indicators, numerous refugees, and nascent government and political systems.
The U.S. Government (USG) engages with Somalis across the nation, both at the federal level and with credible regional and local administrations that strive to provide services to the people.
Nearly 30 years ago, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), with the support of the U.S. Congress, launched a “child survival revolution” aimed at reducing the number of deaths among young children in developing countries.
The Feed the Future North (FTFN) project is a multisectoral program, which aims to raise agricultural incomes in northern Haiti. The partnership will achieve this through key investments in farm productivity, natural resource management, marketing systems, agribusinesses, and agricultural infrastructure.
USAID’s Young Entrepreneurs Program provides tangible micro and small business development support to Kosovo’s new and emerging entrepreneurs, ages 18-35. The Young Entrepreneurs Program recognizes that young entrepreneurs need more than mere training—they need capital and real-time support during the critical early business start-up period. To achieve this, the program provides business start-up matching grants and financing options with practical business training and sustained, hands-on coaching services for fledgling enterprises.
USAID administers two programs to improve the infrastructure and institutions in Kosovo responsible for the water sector.
The Small Infrastructure for Water and Sanitation Program (SIWSK) helps five municipalities improve the quality of, and access to, potable water for 109,000 residents. Only 45 percent of residents in the municipalities of Pejë/Pec, Klinë/Klina, Malishevë/Malisevo, Gllogovc/Glogovac, and Lipjan have access to potable water, compared to the national average of 61 percent. The program assists with the construction of water supply systems.
Last updated: August 16, 2013