This five year activity is expected to be focused to increase women’s participation in Pakistan’s economy by supporting women-led businesses (WLB) including start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). The activity is expected to be focused on increasing access to finance, access to digital technology, improving operational performance and supply chain linkages; and developing the entrepreneurship ecosystem that will enable WLBs to start, expand, and innovate.
FTF-FORK -The purpose of the activity is to support micro-, small- and medium-size food processors to provide safe nutritious foods to women and children.
Support investigative journalism in Ecuador
Crime and Violence Prevention award(s) to follow on the current Violence Prevention and Reduction Activity in Mexico (PREVI)
The purpose of the Senegal GoLD+ (herein referred to as “the Program”) is to increase local government effectiveness and accountability in resource mobilization and delivering good, equitable services for its citizens. The activity will improve local governments effectiveness and citizen participation through: (1) Improved Resource Mobilization and Management Capacity; (2) Increased participatory and inclusive local governance; (3) Strengthened ability of local entities to support service delivery.
The Zambia Acting for Climate Change Together will meaningfully engage Disabled Person Organizations, people with disabilities, and communities on climate action to help them plan for and respond to climate-related disasters. It has 3 primary objectives Objective 1: To improve disability-inclusive school disaster risk mitigation plans Objective 2: To bring children with disabilities (CWD) into schools so that they benefit from the social protective factors of school settings, especially during disasters. Objective 3: To increase knowledge and climate action of children, including children with disabilities.
Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Empower Nigeria program is to increase the availability of and access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern electricity services in Nigeria. This program will connect more Nigerian homes, businesses, and institutions to electricity on the grid and beyond the grid; reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector by supporting cleaner electricity generation delivered by the grid and accelerating distributed renewable energy (DRE); and, working in partnership with the Government of Nigeria and other institutions to improve the enabling environment for energy sector investment (including climate finance) and innovation. More concretely, Empower Nigeria will seek to advance the following objectives in Nigeria.
Ongrid Sector: To Improve the financial sustainability and flow of energy through the national electricity grid through targeted interventions in the distribution sector and to a secondary degree transmission systems.
Given the binding constraint presented by the distribution sector’s insolvency and limited capacity, as well as the transmission sector’s capacity constraints, USAID/Power Africa envisages that Empower Nigeria’s on-grid interventions will focus initially on distribution and transmission, with generation interventions occurring more opportunistically in response to demand shifts.
Off-grid: The off-grid sector expands and matures, particularly in peri-urban, rural zones and other areas with limited access to the national grid.
This activity will support the three tiers of governments to improve the health system, especially around improved governance, improved demand-side barriers and accountability of communities in the health system, and improved quality of health care services at the facility and community level. The activity will focus on improving quality of care for maternal newborn and family planning services, prioritizing marginalized communities. The support will complement the USAID Health Direct Financing Project, improve readiness of health facilities and prepare the health system for the possible future health emergencies with increased coordination across three tiers of government.
The purpose of the USAID Partnerships for Asia Green Investment (PAGI) activity is employing nature-based solutions across Southeast Asia to achieve greater emissions reductions, climate resilience, biodiversity protection, inclusiveness, and benefit sharing. Specifically, this Activity will advance systemic change in the agricultural, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector in the region to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at meaningful scale through inclusive and sustainable approaches, accelerating the region’s transition to net zero economies.