A new Women’s Livelihood Bond will enable over half a million Southeast Asian women to access credit to improve their livelihoods. As the world's first bond that focuses on both financial and social returns, the Women's Livelihood Bond is backed by a loan guarantee from the U.S Agency for International Development's (USAID), in partnership with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The bond, structured and managed by Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), launched in September 2016.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced approximately $1 million in grants through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program for six research partnerships between Indonesian and American scientists. The research will address research questions in topics such as climate change mitigation, infectious disease, and science education.
As a recognized expert in program and activity design and implementation functions, the Development Program Specialist represents the Program Office (PRO) on one or more Development Objective (DO) teams and Technical Offices and assists other PRO staff in carrying out the Program Office’s core functions (project/activity design, planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation).
The Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkumham) in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and 15 other Indonesian government agencies launched CEGAH, a five year, $20.8 million program to strengthen the nation’s anti-corruption efforts. CEGAH will provide ongoing support to government and civil society to create systems that decrease opportunities for corruption.
The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have partnered to bring a team of seven experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide training from August 22-26 to Indonesian officials from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Customs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and managers from the major Indonesian fishing ports in Manado on how to implement effective Port State Measures.
Last updated: September 30, 2016