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January 10, 2020

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.

December 26, 2019

At USAID, gender equality and women’s empowerment are at the core of our development work. We strive to reduce gender disparities, gender-based violence and ensure women’s equal access to decision-making processes in society.

December 13, 2019

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, tensions at the border have been high. In Voruh, a predominantly Tajik-populated village located on the Kyrgyz side in Batken, three violent conflicts have taken place in 2019 alone. The most recent incident in July led to one death and seventeen hospitalizations. Given the frequency of such clashes, both countries frequently publish one-sided, controversial stories. Tajik and Kyrgyz journalists rarely report perspectives from the other side and usually cite sources only from their respective countries, including some government sources.

December 10, 2019

USAID Competitiveness, Trade and Jobs activity in Central Asia (CTJ) facilitates trade and employment in horticulture, tourism, transport and logistics across the five Central Asian economies. By incentivizing firms to become more regionally competitive and by addressing cross-border impediments to trade, USAID helps to develop a more diverse and competitive private sector and generate export-driven growth.

December 9, 2019

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Smart Waters program, implemented by Central Asia Regional Environmental Center (CAREC), in cooperation with the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) handed over a 170,000 USD dredger to the State Committee on Water Management in Tashkopri, the south-east settlement of Mary province, Turkmenistan.

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