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Due to the formation and nearby passage of Tropical Storm Humberto, a tropical storm warning was in effect on September 13 and 14 for northwestern islands of The Bahamas, hindering aircraft and vessel movements supporting Hurricane Dorian relief efforts on the worst-affected islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. Despite the two-day reduction of air and sea operations, relief and storm-preparedness efforts continued on the ground in Abaco, with the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) collaborating with partners and other organizations to distribute emergency shelter supplies and provide shelter facilities for vulnerable populations. Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from The Bahamas on September 14, causing no further damage to Hurricane Dorian-affected islands.

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ICT Hub – Playground for Innovations is a $535,000 public-private partnership between USAID and ICT Hub. Playground for Innovations educates and motivates Serbian companies and individuals to integrate digital technologies into their everyday processes which increases competiveness and the ability to grow and to create jobs.  The project  fosters innovation in Serbia’s economy by providing collaborative environment between traditional and digital businesses.

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USAID’s Women Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders Initiative (WE Founders) Initiative is a three-year, $1.2 million activity which builds competence, leadership, and influence of women entrepreneurs and gender-diverse startups. WE Founders Initiative increases the economic impact of women-led startups by strengthening their growth and access to new and alternate sources of investments.

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Local Engagement and Asset Development Activity is a four-year, $1.7 million project implemented by the National Coalition for Decentralization (NCD), a local network of 16 civil society organizations (CSOs) based in South Serbia. The project supports community development by mobilizing existing local resources and increasing civic engagement throughout Serbia. NCD helps to develop collaboration and strong ties between citizens, local civil society organizations, the private sector, and government.

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USAID’s Strengthening Media Systems project (SMS) is a four-year, $6.5 million activity that supports increased media independence by enhancing the financial sustainability of Serbian media. SMS is helping Serbian media system actors, by improving the business enabling environment in media.

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The USAID Cooperation for Growth activity is a four-year, $8.8 million activity that improves conditions for broad-based economic growth by making improvements in the Serbian business enabling environment. Improvements increase predictability and transparency and remove regulatory constraints to economic activity, facilitating private sector growth. The project focuses on opportunities that drive growth for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and the private sector in Serbia.

The humanitarian response continues in The Bahamas’ storm-affected Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, as well as other areas of the country hosting displaced populations. Providing immediate and longer-term shelter solutions for displaced individuals remains a top response priority, according to the Government of The Bahamas (GoB) National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). New Providence Island, where the capital city of Nassau is located, hosted an estimated 5,500 evacuees as of September 11.

The Demographic Health Survey (DHS) is a population survey that provides data for a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population, health, and nutrition.  Long considered the gold star standard in health data collection, analysis and dissemination, the DHS allows for all stakeholders but in particular for the host country to better plan, fund, and manage their own continued progress towards a higher standard of health and resilient health systems.

The Private Health Sector Assessment and Health Care Federation Establishment in Liberia (PSE) will support the Government of Liberia and its development partners to better understand and strengthen the private health sector, and work with private actors so they are better positioned to partner with the GOL and other stakeholders  on the country’s healthcare reform agenda.  The goal of the activity is to bring together key private health sector actors (Faith Based Organizations, non-government organization, and for-profit entities) to form the nucleus of a Liberian Healthcare Federation.  PSE will also assist key private sector players to address health systems challenges with the aim of improving the quality of care 

The Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP II) supports the construction and operation of water-supply infrastructure improvements in Robertsport, Sanniquellie, and Voinjama cities. LMWP worked through the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) to assist local and national authorities in developing plans for urban water supply and sanitation improvements, and re-establishing local capability to sustainably operate and maintain the water-supply improvements.

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Last updated: September 17, 2019

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