A new Women’s Livelihood Bond will enable over half a million Southeast Asian women to access credit to improve their livelihoods. As the world's first bond that focuses on both financial and social returns, the Women's Livelihood Bond is backed by a loan guarantee from the U.S Agency for International Development's (USAID), in partnership with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The bond, structured and managed by Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), launched in September 2016.
Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and the government of the Philippines, through its Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), launched a partnership in support of the Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans).
Entrepreneurs, Government of Nepal officials and farmers came together at a U.S. Government Feed the Future initiative event to showcase new farming practices that will increase production and improve the incomes of farmers. Many new farming technologies come from young entrepreneurs, under 35, including low-cost sensors to monitor soil, smart phone apps to answer tricky farming questions, and solar-powered irrigation.
USAID is supporting closer integration, peace and growing prosperity in Southeast Asia and the broader Asia-Pacific region, working closely with ASEAN, the ASEAN Secretariat and the 10 ASEAN member states. USAID provides technical assistance to ASEAN’s Sectoral Working Groups and the ASEAN Secretariat to promote regional cooperation in areas such as human rights, transnational crime, disaster preparedness and management, and trade facilitation. In addition, USAID partners with individual ASEAN member states to assist them to implement ASEAN commitments in these areas.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the U.S. Mission to ASEAN and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with UL, announced nine finalists for the second ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women, this year’s competition focused on sustainable energy research.
Last updated: March 05, 2017