Libya Program Updates

Last updated: September 18, 2019

Building Self-Reliance through Strengthened Stability
July 23, 2019

Libya has a substantial natural resource base, abundant human capital, and access to potentially lucrative trade routes, but lack of national cohesion and purpose impedes its movement along the path to self-reliance.  The ongoing military stalemate risks plunging Libya into a prolonged civil conflict. Without greater stability in the security environment, economy, and civic life, Libyans will fail to reap the benefits of a transition to democracy and face further obstacles to trade and investment.

The Libya External Office Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Josh Harris speaks with participants at the Libya Women's Economic Empowerment Conference
July 23, 2019

On July 18-19, 2019, USAID/Libya convened a cross section of prominent Libyan business women, activists, and Libyan local government representatives for a Women’s Economic Empowerment conference in Tunis, Tunisia to discuss opportunities and constraints to entrepreneurship and political participation for women in Libya.

February 15, 2018

The Economic Stabilization for Libya (ESL) project has three components: it will provide technical assistance and capacity building to assist Libya in public financial management (PFM), improve electricity delivery, and accelerate employment generation.

December 15, 2017

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.

December 15, 2017

The USAID Asia and the Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices Project (AMEG) employment program recently completed a workforce development and enterprise competitiveness pilot activity. From June to August of 2017, business experts provided targeted technical training and support resources to a select group of Libyan firms in Tripoli and Sabha to enhance their competitiveness and growth capacity, and generate increased employment. The pilot project contributed to job growth in 16 private sector firms.