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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Youth Volunteer Program (AYVP) is an ASEAN-initiated program designed to support regional integration objectives and people-to-people connectivity through engagement of youth in volunteer opportunities that contribute to their personal development and leadership potential.

The U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Food Security Donor Mapping activity helps increase coordination and connectivity throughout the LMI region. The grant will support the Mekong Institute to map agriculture and food security activities in the Lower Mekong Region. The goal is to provide regional donors and stakeholders with information regarding priorities and programs in the food security sector.

The United States Agency for International Development’s Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development and Trade Project promotes more sustainable and efficient use of aquaculture and fishery resources in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region with an emphasis on the Lower Mekong Initiative countries. 

The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the United States Agency for International Development in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, implements malaria surveillance, research, commodity distribution and prevention activities in every country in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

PYXERA Global creates groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors that leverage the unique attributes of each to create shared value and innovative solutions to complex challenges. Our initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development, to global pro bono programs, and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.

In 2002, Afghanistan had 45,886 university students. In 2013, the number has grown to 123,579.   Despite this progress, increased focus is needed on the quality and relevance of academic programs and on managing the expansion of tertiary education to keep pace with burgeoning demand. USAID Afghanistan University Support and Workforce Development Program, is designed to help Afghanistan’s higher education professionals effectively manage the growth of tertiary education while improving academic quality. 

Global development is as critical to our nation's foreign policy as diplomacy and defense, and today USAID is being asked to do more than ever before, even in a constrained budget environment. To meet that challenge, USAID is following a new model of development emphasizing measurable results, more efficient national and local governments, thriving civil societies, and private investment, creating the conditions to eliminate the need for its assistance over time.

Last year, President Obama proposed common sense reforms that would enable us to reach up to four million more people in food crises around the world with the same resources, by making the successful USAID Title II program more flexible, efficient and effective. This year, the President’s request builds on positive reforms enacted in 2014 that will enable USAID to reach more people annually with the same resources in chronically food insecure communities, including about 600,000 more people through the 2014 Farm Bill, and another 200,000 people in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014.

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Coral Triangle Initiative improves the efficiency and effectiveness of conservation efforts in the Coral Triangle, which encompasses nearly six million square kilometers of ocean, islands, and coastal waters in the Asia-Pacific Region. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina signed and ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities in 2010, but has made little progress in implementing it. People with disabilities represent one of the most vulnerable and hidden groups in the country. With no structured state system of social care or community-based services, they and their families have nowhere to turn for support. They are wrongly viewed as incapable of participating in everyday life and excluded from society and, worse, are often placed in institutions that are located in remote areas and further removed from society. This is not in the spirit of the Convention.

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Last updated: August 21, 2014