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USAID assistance unlocks the untapped economic potential of nascent entrepreneurs and enables more citizens to contribute to Libya’s economic growth and political stability.

The Kazakhstan Judicial Program, implemented by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) since April 2012, strengthens judges’ knowledge and application of international best practices in judicial decision writing techniques and substantive law in the courtroom, supports the implementation of new legislation, develops alternative dispute resolution methods to support the modernization of the judicial system, and increases public trust in the judicial system of Kazakhstan.

In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of State (DoS) and USAID announced $100 million in emergency health funding, under USAID’s Emergency Reserve Fund (ERF-USAID) on February 7, to assist the world’s most vulnerable countries in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.

USAID, along with its partners, provides election-related technical support and advice to Libyan government institutions with election-related responsibilities on topics including electoral regulations and procedures, strategic communications, campaign finance, electoral dispute resolution, and inclusion of marginalized communities. USAID/Libya seeks to strengthen citizens’ confidence in the elected government through ensuring the integrity of elections, allowing them to democratically elect their leaders, who will in turn strengthen their capacity to represent the diversity of interests voiced by Libyan citizens. USAID also supports organizations that represent women, people with disabilities, youth and other marginalized and minority groups to enhance their participation in electoral and political processes.

USAID, along with its partners, provides election-related technical support and advice to Libyan government institutions with election-related responsibilities on topics including electoral regulations and procedures, strategic communications, campaign finance, electoral dispute resolution, and inclusion of marginalized communities. USAID has recently partnered with the Ministry of Education (MoE) to create a new civic education curriculum for junior high, high school, and university students, and also cooperates with civil society to build civic awareness and understanding of Libya’s political transition as well as enhance citizens’ meaningful participation in electoral and political processes.

USAID, partnering with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), continues to support national dialogue and consensus building among different segments of Libyan society. USAID supports the work of the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) with expert legal professionals and by supporting the input of women’s rights activists, the disabled community, and other minority groups into the drafting process. USAID is also supporting communication efforts nationwide regarding the draft constitution and its contents and other civic topics of discussion to build public awareness and a more engaged citizenry.

The Libya Local Governance and Civil Society (LGCS) Program, locally known as “Taqarib ” (the Arabic term for coming together or growing closer), aims to strengthen the foundations for a more unified Libyan state. To do this, Taqarib will empower local governments, reinforce community bonds, promote citizen engagement in public dialogue, and prioritize public resource allocations. The program will also link enhancements to service delivery at the municipal level with national efforts to improve the execution of decentralization policy and to further evidence-based reforms.

The Active Communities Project is designed to improve people’s lives in Kyrgyzstan by helping communities, local governments, NGOs, and the private sector to solve problems of local concern.

В рамках Проекта USAID «Поддержка стабильности в странах Центральной Азии» (CASSS) будут идентифицированы и апробированы новые меры по противодействию насильственному экстремизму (ПНЭ). Проект, способствующий развитию более эффективных подходов ПНЭ в Центральной Азии, нацелен на использование системной и тщательной процедуры выявления факторов риска и предотвращения НЭ путем включения в свои программы научных исследований, а также применения полученной информации для реализации пилотных программ/мероприятий.

The USAID Central Asia Support for Stable Societies project is identifying and testing new responses to preventing violent extremism (PVE). The project will contribute to the evolution of more effective PVE approaches in Central Asia by using a systematic and rigorous ‘research-into-programming’ process to identify violent extremism risk and prevention factors and apply this information to pilot interventions.

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Last updated: May 27, 2020

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