The USAID Agricultural Credit Enhancement (ACE) project established and managed the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) until it was transferred to the Afghan government in 2015. The follow-on project, ACE-II, seeks to build on results achieved by the previous program and expand access to agriculture-related credit to increase commercial viability of small- and medium-size farms and agribusinesses as a necessary condition for a thriving agricultural economy. ACE-II provides technical assistance to improve ADF’s management systems and catalyze its transition to a sustainable agricultural development financial institution.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been helping the Afghan government to increase children’s access to basic education since 2002.
The Early Grade Reading Survey project will acquire data and information on student reading ability in primary and community-based education schools, providing key information for the Ministry of Education and the international donor community to reform and improve early grade reading instruction.
USG announces nearly $419 million in new humanitarian funding to Syria, bringing the total USG contribution to more than $4.5 billion
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Low Emissions Asian Development program works with regional governments, businesses and institutions toward sustainable, low-carbon economic development, or “green growth,” across all economic sectors. The five-year program promotes regional cooperation to develop and implement low emission development strategies, improve greenhouse gas inventories and advance carbon markets in 11 countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
USAID’s Health for Life Logistics project will strengthen Nepal’s existing health logistics management systems to ensure sustained availability of essential health commodities in facilities across Nepal.
The USAID-supported Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project is a five-year, global research, intervention, and technical assistance project that is developing and testing unique interventions in Nepal, India, Rwanda, and Uganda.
USAID’s Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program provides technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord stump of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality
KIDSS addresses the needs of orphans and vulnerable children, and strengthens family and community networks for coordinated care.
Liberia declared free of Ebola transmission; enters 90-day period of heightened surveillance. Weekly caseload remains low across the region; WHO notes potential for short-term increases in EVD case incidence. EVD vaccine made available to eligible contacts of confirmed EVD cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Last updated: January 16, 2017