Grantee: The International Youth Foundation
Local Sub-Grantees: Antigua & Barbuda: Gilbert Agricultural Rural Development Center. Grenada: T. A. Marryshow Community College, Grenada Industrial Development Cooperation and NEWLO. St. Lucia: A consortium of the National Skills Development Center/RISE/CARE and the BELfund.
Duration: 5 years (September 2008 to September 2013)
Funding to date: $5,000,000 (DA and CBSI)
Total Projected Investment - $5.0 million
The President’s FY 2014 budget request for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is $47.8 billion, a six percent decrease from FY 2012. The request makes tough trade-offs, proposes important reforms, and takes advantage of efficiencies to support our diplomatic, development, and national security priorities and use taxpayer dollars efficiently.
USAID, through its four-year New Opportunities for Agriculture (NOA) Program focuses primarily on recommendations proposed in Kosovo’s Agriculture Strategy 2010, including the following:
Creating Market linkages
The activity connects farmers to identified markets for targeted products via processors, traders, exporters or farmers’ organizations.
USAID's Private Capital Group for Africa (PCGA) works with various sources of private capital to facilitate greater investment in Africa in support of key development objectives of the United States and African governments and institutions. PCGA can have a direct impact on the success of private sector initiatives throughout Africa by proposing best-practice models, designing scalable investment platforms, and identifying strategic project development partners in areas for greatest potential impact, such as the energy, health, and agricultural sectors.
Start date: July 1, 2011 End date: June 30, 2016
Project budget (Life of Project): $1,979,400
Implementer: Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED)
Enhance economic growth and increase job creation by strengthening microenterprises to maximize their contribution to the national economy. The core pool of project beneficiaries will consist of 180 microenterprises and entrepreneurs from four Macedonian regions.
The HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to impose a global burden, especially on developing countries. In the present as in the past, viral infectious diseases are most effectively controlled – some even eradicated – through prevention programs that include a vaccine. No single approach to HIV/AIDS prevention is likely to have a dramatic impact. Integrated approaches to prevention, detection, and management that are tailored to specific populations yield the best results. Reversing the course of the AIDS pandemic will require carefully combined strategies that include behavioral, biomedical, and even surgical methods to prevent HIV, as is the case with male circumcision. An effective HIV vaccine would significantly advance successful prevention strategies to control the AIDS pandemic.
Grantee: The American Council on Education/ Office of Higher Education for Development (ACE/HED)
Sub-Grantee: Indiana University in partnership with the Cave Hill School of business/University of the West Indies (CHSB/UWI)
Duration: 5 years (October 2010 to September 2014)
Funding to date: $1.0 million (DA – USAID/Barbados and USAID/E3)
Total Projected investment - $1.7 million
Beneficiary Countries: Barbados initially and OECS countries
With just over one percent of the federal budget, the State Department and USAID budget advances U.S. national security, protects Americans at home and abroad, opens markets overseas, fights disease, hunger and extreme poverty, creates American jobs, forges global partnerships and delivers real results for the American people. The FY2014 budget request of $47.8 billion supports U.S. engagement in over 180 countries, and provides the people and programs necessary to protect U.S. interests, promote peace and ensure America’s leadership in the world.
What is Kenya Primary Math and Reading Initiative?
Kenya Primary Math and Reading Initiative is a partnership between USAID and the Government of Kenya, the initiative is laying the foundation to measurably improve the language and mathematics skills of 3 million Kenyan children by the end of Grade Two by 2015.
Last updated: June 18, 2013