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Advancing Timor-Leste’s Autonomous Telecommunications Landscape (ATLATL) is working to promote business-friendly policy and investment in the information communication technology sector. Timor-Leste is one of the very few countries in the world not connected to the internet via fiber optic cable. As such, internet speeds are typically 25 times slower than other Asian and Pacific countries, and costs are considerably higher due to dependence on satellite connections. Only 25 percent of Timorese use the internet regularly, compared to 46 percent for other Asian and Pacific countries. Policy development in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector is lacking, which limits private sector investment needed to increase internet speeds and improve products and services available in Timor-Leste.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the U.S. Government has committed more than $775 million in emergency health, humanitarian, economic and development assistance specifically aimed at helping governments, international organizations, and NGOs fight the pandemic. 

  • Проект USAID «Окуу керемет!» нацелен на улучшение результатов обучения по чтению и математике среди 300 тысяч учеников младших классов. Проект реализуется в сотрудничестве с Министерством образования и науки КР в 1687 школах Кыргызстана.

USAIDдин «Окуу керемет!» долбоору Кыргызстанда башталгыч мектептердеги 300 миң окуучунун математика жана окуу сабактары боюнча жетишкендиктерин жогорулатууга багытталган. Долбоор КР Билим берүү жана илим министрлиги менен биргеликте 1687 мектепте ишке ашырлып жатат.

The five year, $15 million USAID-funded Central Asia Media Program, implemented by Internews, aims to develop a more balanced information environment in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to increase openness among youth and adults for differing ideas, opinions and perspectives and in turn increase their civic participation.

The USAID-funded Partnership for Innovations program strengthens Central Asian civil society organizations for better engagement with their local and national governments to promote positive policy changes and improve the lives of citizens across the region. The $4.9 million program is implemented by the Civil Society Development Association – ARGO in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan (September 2016 – September 2020).

The USAID-funded Enhanced Enabling Environment program promotes an enabling legal framework for civil society in Central Asia to support a more vibrant and sustainable democratic culture in the region.

The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) supports the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) by providing tangible ‘quick-wins’ at the local level in the East, South and West of Libya. SFL implements improvements, such as rehabilitating critical infrastructure and restoring basic public services, in close collaboration with local governing institutions.

LPFM helps the Government of Libya strengthen macroeconomic and fiscal foundations for sustainable and inclusive growth by improving financial management at the national and sub-national levels, making the business enabling environment more conducive to growth, and supporting energy sector reforms. The period of performance is 2019-2024 (2 base years + 3 option years).

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Last updated: April 30, 2020

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