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 the Rift Valley Local Empowerment for Peace Program?
Rift Valley Local Empowerment for Peace is a peace building and reconstruction program that began in 2009 in the wake of post-election violence in 2007-2008. The program works to bridge interethnic divisions and prevent violence from recurring. Rift Valley Local Empowerment for Peace works with youth to enhance their economic opportunities, strengthen local mechanisms and skills for conflict management, and promote social connections among youth across ethnic and other lines of division.
Today, President Obama reaffirmed the United States’ continued commitment and support for the Syrian people by announcing an additional $155 million in humanitarian aid to help meet the acute needs of people inside Syria and refugees across the region who are affected by the violence in Syria. This new funding includes the $10 million announced last week in Turkey by the visiting U.S. delegation.
Start date: April 18, 2012 End date: April 17, 2015
Project budget (Life of Project): $ 575,000
Implementer: Center for Civil Communications
Increase micro and small enterprise (MSE) awareness of the opportunities offered by the public procurement (PP) market; provide MSEs with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to participate more in government contracting; and streamline public procurement administrative procedures that inhibit MSE participation in government contracting.
Grantee: Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAW).
Duration: 3 years (April 2012 – April 2015).
Funding to date: $1.07 million (DA)
Total Investment - $2.4 million.
Beneficiary Countries: Barbados, St. Vincent & Grenadines, St. Lucia, Dominica and Antigua & Barbuda., Grenada and St. Kitts & Nevis.
Last updated: May 24, 2013