USAID provides assistance to the Government of Jordan and people of Jordan to address the impact of the Syria crisis. With the influx of Syrian refugees in Jordan, host communities confront increased housing costs, pressure on limited water resources, and competition for employment. To meet the growing needs of these communities, USAID has expanded its efforts through new and existing programs.
USAID’s Democratic Effective Municipalities Initiative (DEMI) assists municipal governments and officials to refine their skills, increases transparency, and improves cooperation with citizens.
The program’s goals are accomplished through empowering municipal administration and assemblies, increasing citizens’ engagement on issues that directly affect them, improving municipal service
delivery, providing coaching and on-the-job training in public management, and awarding grants to communities for public infrastructure improvements.
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August 11, 2009
Start date: February 15, 2010 End date: June 30, 2014
Project budget: $495,960
Implementer: Open the Windows
Foster the inclusion and active participation of students with disabilities in mainstream education through:
Start date: March 19, 2007 End date: June 18, 2013
Project budget: (Life of Project) US $8.3 Million
Implementer: Tetra Tech ARD
What is the Kenya Civil Society Strengthening Program?
Grantee: Caribbean Examination Council (CXC)
Duration: 3 years (September 2012-September 2015)
Funding to date: $1,559,647
Total Investment: $4,215,714
Beneficiary Countries: Barbados & OECS
What is Yes Youth Can Coast?
The Yes youth can Coast region is a USAID youth program initiative that focuses on empowering youth to participate effectively in political leadership and governance, build their entrepreneurial skills to engage in livelihood activities and enhance young people’s socio-economic base.
The illegal wildlife trade is a multi-billion dollar business, threatening the Lower Mekong region's unique ecosystems and robbing people of the benefits they provide. Wildlife trafficking undermines law enforcement, strengthens criminal syndicates, and raises the risk that diseases can be transmitted from animals to humans. The traffickers are well-organized; they prey on endangered species, move them across borders, and sell them around the world. Addressing these challenges means targeting each aspect of wildlife crime.
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.
Last updated: June 18, 2013