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.
The Crimson Finance Fund (CFF) increases access to a range of short-term working capital products for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in all sectors of the economy including farmers, women-owned businesses and minorities. The goal of the program is to expand assistance to the financial sector in order to address a gap in short-term working capital financing.
Since 2001, the National Albanian American Council with support from USAID has implemented the Hope Fellowship Program in Kosovo. The program was designed to increase the leadership skills of women in decision-making positions in government institutions and civil society. This was especially important in Kosovo’s post-conflict context, as women were underrepresented in both the public and private sectors.
The Political Processes and Parties Support Program provides support to all political parties to establish internal organization, contest elections, respond to constituents, and develop policies. Importantly, Kosovo’s minority groups, including the Serbian community, have political party representation at the local level. Yet challenges remain. Parties struggle to articulate a vision and ideological tenets. Systemic challenges include election reform and strengthened party regulation to stabilize political life in Kosovo.
Since 2002, USAID, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), has continuously supported the Kosovo Early Warning System (EWS) as an essential analytical tool for international reconstruction and stabilization efforts in Kosovo.
Last updated: April 07, 2014