In 2013, the U.S. Government launched the U.S.-Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration project to reinforce its belief that APEC is the premiere forum for advancing trade and investment policy in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security is a five-year project (2013-2018) supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of State to strengthen institutions and develop regional policies to advance ASEAN’s vision for political-security and social-cultural integration.
Last year, President Obama proposed common sense reforms that would enable the United States 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, which will enable USAID to reach more people annually with the same resources, mainly in chronically food-insecure communities, including about 600,000 more people through the 2014 Farm Bill and another 200,000 through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. These changes reduce costs and offer USAID a wider range of programming options that can improve program outcomes and help achieve more sustainable results, particularly within development programs.
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.
Last updated: March 17, 2014