Increased access to quality family planning services and increased awareness of modern methods of contraception are among the main priorities of Kazakhstan's health-care system in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Galina Boltovskaya is a confident woman in her mid-40s who slings a rifle over her shoulder and a crutch under each arm. She isn’t a hunter, but, rather, an enthusiastic guide for a flashy sporting complex in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan, and an avid marksperson who excels in the 10-meter air rifle shooting event.
Homeowners in rural Kazakhstan with limited savings or credit history had few options to borrow money from commercial banks for home improvement projects, including those to improve energy efficiency.
USAID is helping Central Asia to reduce greenhouse gas intensity and emissions by stimulating investments in energy efficiency technologies and programs.
The Yassy community near the city of Turkistan in Southern Kazakhstan, has been swelling in size as urban residents migrate out of the city, displacing farmers, many of whom no longer have access to reliable irrigation. Mounting tensions eased after USAID helped Yassy build an irrigation system to benefit local farmers.
Last updated: March 07, 2014