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The U.S. Agency for International Development sponsored “Nurture” (USAID Nurture) project focuses on improving the nutritional status of women and children to reduce child stunting in targeted areas of Laos. This three-year project works to improve community and household nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene practices.

Government of Sierra Leone and partners launch response to two new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in Sierra Leone. World Health Organization (WHO) declares end to EVD outbreak in Guinea. Liberia commemorates end to most recent EVD outbreak; response actors transition to surveillance activities.

The United States Agency for International Development is providing support to victims of conflict in Afghanistan through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action, under the Afghan Civilian Assistance Program III. 

In August 2006, USAID launched the Jordan School Construction and Rehabilitation Project (JSP). The project’s primary mandate was to reduce overcrowding in public schools, replace rented and double-shifted schools and provide a safe and more suitable school environment that responds to the needs of the MOE’s reform efforts.

The main goal of RAMP is to support the efforts of USAID Jordan and the MOE in instituting reading and mathematics teaching and learning methodologies, policy and practices within schools, communities and government entities that focus on improving learning outcomes for reading in Arabic and math in grades K‐3 for all public schools in Jordan.

The Learning Environment: Improved Infrastructure Program (LEIIP) is a $35 million project that aims to improve student well‐being and school achievement through improving the physical infrastructure of the learning environment. LEIIP will be implemented by USAID and its key partner Arabtech Jardaneh Engineers and Architects (Arabtech) in full collaboration and partnership with the Ministry of Education (MOE). The construction and renovation will be implemented through host country contracts with the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MPWH).

The project’s primary objective is to increase students’ access to improved school environment and to provide youth with facilities for sports and other activities. Other objectives are to:Launched in April 2014, JSEP is a five-year, $100 million project that aims to improve quality and access to basic education across Jordan and provide safe and improved learning environments for youth.

In response to the political crisis in Syria, the Government of Jordan and the Ministry of Education (MOE) have put several measures in place to support and accommodate the Syrian refugees, including allowing refugee children to enroll in Jordan’s public schools. This measure offers Syrian children an element of normalcy in their disrupted lives and encourages the establishment of safe environments and productive routines, which are critical for displaced children who have experienced and or witnessed extreme violence.

The government-to-government agreement with municipality Gjilan/Gnjilane  will improve the local government service delivery performance.

The goal of WFD is to create a competitive, demand-driven workforce development system that leads to increased private sector employment – especially for women, youth and those living at or below the poverty line. The project focuses on six governorates: Amman/East Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Tafilah, Ma'an and Aqaba. WFD is in the process of establishing three regional offices that will work directly with local authorities and businesses to fully support sustainable vocational and technical training that leads to jobs in the private sector.

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Last updated: February 13, 2016

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