Access to safe and affordable financial services enables individuals and families to transfer money and make payments; save to manage income volatility; achieve specific goals; build long-term financial security; use credit to take advantage of opportunities like starting a business; and insure themselves against life's many risks. Progress on financial inclusion has helped stimulate broad-based economic growth in both developed and developing economies and is critical to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the international community in 2015.
November 29, 2016
USAID/Senegal is supporting the Government of Senegal’s National Program for Good Governance, which includes commitments to control corruption, improve service delivery and accountability, and protect human rights. USAID is also working with civil society organizations to increase their ability to hold government institutions accountable and to effectively engage the public in improving governance in Senegal. And USAID is addressing the Casamance conflict, directly through activities such as conflict resolution at the grassroots level, and indirectly through facilitation of high-level political meetings and dialogue.
USAID/Senegal works with the Government of Senegal to put quality health services within reach of a growing majority of the population. Since 1979, USAID’s health programs have the supported the Ministry of Health and local communities to reduce maternal mortality and child deaths, prevent infectious diseases and other illnesses, and help people live healthier lives.
USAID/Senegal is working with the Government of Senegal, teachers, parents, students and businesses to ensure all Senegalese children receive 10 years of quality education, especially girls and vulnerable children. This includes building schools, supporting teacher training, increasing supplies of books and access to the Internet, and increasing enrolment and opportunities for out-of-school young people in conflict environments in the south.
USAID/Senegal is working with the Government of Senegal to link domestic producers, processors, and distributors to encourage local production and manufacturing rather than relying on imports. This improves incomes and helps reduce unemployment. It means Senegal is better able to meet its food need when there are chronic shortages, and that it can improve nutrition, especially among women and children. It also helps to fight poverty, improve the agricultural sector, natural resources management, trade, and, in concert with the USAID Health Office, nutrition – especially of women and children.
Relief actors in Sud address reports of forced evacuations from temporary shelters.
WFP provides emergency food assistance to approximately 590,000 people in Grand’Anse, Nippes, and Sud.
USAID/OFDA provides an additional $1.5 million for multi-sector interventions in Grand’Anse and Sud.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), with partners with USAID/Liberia under the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement impactful social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programming.
The USAID Advancing Youth Project provides increased access to quality alternative basic education services, social and leadership development, and livelihood training for Liberian youth and young adults (aged 13–35), who are out of school, and who lack or have marginal literacy and numeracy skills.
Since 2011, the Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development (EHELD) project has worked with Liberia’s leading universities to transform the higher education fields of engineering and agriculture to be more dynamic, interactive, and modern so that students have practical skills and are ready to enter the workforce upon graduation.
Last updated: November 30, 2016