Students and teachers use interactive tools in the Know About Business course, which is supported by USAID through a partnership with Baker Hughes and Chevron.
USAID-supported outreach workers engage in a soccer game with people living with HIV. Outreach programs are encouraging people to seek quality health care.Credit: Dialogue Project
Caption: USAID programs help women start their own businesses. Credit: USAID
USAID supports a program that brings dairy farmers to the United States to learn about artificial insemination, milking equipment, and cattle feed—all things that help strengthen the productivity of the dairy industry in Kazakhstan. Credit: USAID
USAID sponsored healthy lifestyles events as part of the national implementation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness practices to reduce common causes of death in young people. Credit: USAID Zdrav Plus project
Kazakhstan is a strategic U.S. partner in Central Asia. The country is becoming increasingly influential in the region and the world as its economy stabilizes as the result of targeted economic reforms. Nevertheless, Kazakhstan continues to face a number of development challenges, many of which have their roots in the Soviet era.
Key development challenges in Kazakhstan include a regulatory system that impedes business growth; limited media activity and low civic participation in governance; and a costly and ineffective medical system.
USAID is partnering with the government, the private sector, and the people of Kazakhstan to enhance economic diversification, encourage further democratic reforms, and improve tuberculosis and HIV prevention and health care services.
Last updated: June 11, 2013