Across the globe, the United States prioritizes investments in development innovations that are low cost and have the power to improve millions of lives. USAID's Innovation Fund for the Americas (IFA) seeks cost-effective breakthrough solutions to development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Start date: April 1, 2012 Duration: Three years
Anticipated Project budget (Life of Project): $850,000
Implementer: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Support an independent Parliament that will represent the citizens, create informed rules that govern the society, and monitor the work of the executives.
Start date: December 28, 2010 End date: December 27, 2014
Project budget (Life of Project): $ 4.8 million
Implementer: Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
Improve the business policy environment to increase private sector investment and promote increased exports of Macedonian products.
Grantee: Caricom Secretariat
Duration: 3 years
Total Projected Investment: $300,000
Countries: Barbados and OECS
Objective: To support the Directorate of Human & Social Development to work in crime and violence prevention.
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.
Last updated: June 17, 2013