The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Infectious Disease Emergence and Economics of Altered Landscapes program investigates how changes to landscapes contribute to disease emergence and its associated costs.
Over its five-year duration, the U.S. Agency for International Development Low Emissions Asian Development (USAID LEAD) program established and strengthened institutions, platforms, and initiatives to catalyze climate-resilient, low-emission development in Asia.
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation Facility for Asia and the Pacific (USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific) program helps countries gain access to international climate adaptation funding so they can enhance climate resiliency.
Rapid economic growth in the Lower Mekong region has accelerated the flow of foreign direct investment at unprecedented rates, bringing crucial development finance and reducing poverty rates. At the same time this growth has increased natural resource extraction and infrastructure development. New investments in large-scale infrastructure and agriculture can have significant negative social, environmental and economic consequences if not properly planned and managed.
Last updated: April 24, 2017