Every day, all over the world, USAID brings peace to those who endure violence, health to those who struggle with sickness, and prosperity to those who live in poverty. It is these individuals — these uncounted thousands of lives — that are the true measure of USAID’s successes and the true face of USAID's programs.
The nearly century-old village of Zardabi lies on the Guba-Khachmaz road in northern part of Azerbaijan and is surrounded by thousands of apple and sour plum orchards. In Zardabi, like everywhere else in Azerbaijan, the social infrastructure collapsed along with the Soviet Union. To overcome social problems inherited from Soviet era, the community has closely collaborated with USAID-supported projects since 2006.
Beekeeping is an ancient tradition in Ethiopia, stretching back into the country’s early history—between 3500 and 3000 B.C., according to some history books. Collecting and selling honey and other bee products produced in homes and home gardens is common throughout the country.
Globally, the Middle East and North Africa have the lowest rate of interregional business and trade. The area is also challenged by high unemployment rates, young populations out of work and slow economic development. Developing environments favorable to starting businesses and supporting an entrepreneurial culture is key to the Middle East and North Africa’s growth and stability.
Saloua Ben Fethalla is a math teacher at Almajd School in Tahannaout, Morocco, a picturesque rural town at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Her 13-year-old students are just beginning middle school.
Until recently, the class of over 40 students would sit in rows, straining to listen as Fethalla lectured. With classes this size, it was difficult for students to work in teams and for teachers to provide one-on-one coaching to students. Traditional rote learning, not comprehension, was the norm.
For more than three years, civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Kyrgyz Republic have been working to bring about critical reforms within the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). Their persistence paid off when, in early 2013, the ministry began considering a number of key reform measures.
On September 21, 2013, residents of northern Sri Lanka cast their ballots as part of an historic event—the first Northern Provincial Council elections. Election Day turnout was extremely high at 68 percent, representing a dramatic increase from previous years despite a very tense electoral environment.
In Burkina Faso, thousands of hungry families are more food secure thanks to a new technique for storing product that is increasing post-harvest quantity and quality and raising farmers' incomes.
Fifty percent of households in Burkina Faso are chronically food insecure. With over 80 percent of the population working in agriculture, more productive harvests can have a large impact on vulnerable families.
Proizvođači tekstila i obuće iz Srbije pregovaraju o porudžbinama vrednim oko 2,2 miliona dolara nakon svojih nastupa na trgovinskim sajmovima u Rusiji i Nemačkoj, što im je omogućila Američka agencija za međunarodni razvoj (USAID).
Šest sudova u Srbiji prepolovilo je broj svojih starih predmeta usvajanjem procedura po preporuci Američke agencije za međunarodni razvoj (USAID). Sudovi su broj starih predmeta iz svih oblasti sa više od 23.000 u 2010. godini smanjili na manje od 12.000 krajem 2012. godine. Ovo smanjenje od 49 odsto prevazilazi zadati cilj USAID-ovog Programa podele vlasti postavljen na 25 do 30 odsto.
Last updated: January 10, 2014