USAID/Central Asia’s Future Growth Initiative

USAID/Central Asia’s Future Growth Initiative is designed to spur productive economic activity across Central Asia, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan by increasing the competitiveness of high-growth industries, and providing jobs and incomes for Central Asia’s growing workforce, propelling the region toward self-reliance.

TARGET SECTORS: 

Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Agribusiness (Food Processing and Beverages), Light Manufacturing (Apparel/ Garments/ Textiles) and Tourism.

The Future Growth Initiative will transform market systems in ways that help high-potential firms, leading organizations and sectors grow, foster market linkages to match demand for workforce skills with training offered to youth and women, link entrepreneurs to high-growth markets, and build more business- and worker-friendly policy environments and institutions to sustain private sector–driven growth. When appropriate, USAID will work to address legal and regulatory constraints, if they are determined to be significant inhibitors to growth.

PERFORMANCE PERIOD:

October 2019- September 2024

MAJOR AREAS OF FOCUS:

Component 1: Enterprises – Fostering competitive industries through expansion to new target markets (regionally or globally) to increase sales and exports, while attracting local and international investment.

Component 2: Employment – Developing a capable workforce and entrepreneurship through targeted trainings to create new jobs or improve current ones.

Component 3: Enabling Environment – Creating conditions for jobs and investment by supporting policy change through public-private dialogue, analysis and application of global standards.

CONTACT:

USAID/Central Asia

Svetlana Golovatskaya

sgolovatskaya@usaid.gov  

Last updated: April 03, 2020

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