USAID Youth Programs connect young people to quality educational and employment opportunities.
Bringing health care to the most vulnerable: A health extension worker screens a Himba child for common childhood diseases and malnutrition.
USAID helped trained community game guards to monitor wildlife populations and conduct anti-poaching patrols.
In the 22 years since independence, Namibia has made tremendous strides in establishing a free, viable nation. Namibia’s press is among Africa’s most free. The country has an independent judiciary, well-protected property rights and a fairly good labor market. It also boasts well-developed financial markets, as well as excellent infrastructure by regional standards. However, several formidable challenges constrain progress, including addressing one of the world’s worst HIV epidemics, one of the world’s highest levels of income disparity, a high unemployment rate, and a flawed education system. USAID concentrates on providing critical support to improve health and education.
Last updated: April 17, 2013