To bolster its economy and meet EU accession requirements, Serbia must restructure and privatize many of its state-owned enterprises. The Serbian Government’s program for companies in the restructuring process encompasses more than 500 companies in different phases of privatization. It is expected that approximately 30,000 workers will accept the program and take the severance pay (maximum amount 8,000 EUR).
The Government of Liberia (GoL) reports two additional confirmed EVD cases in Liberia’s Margibi County; new confirmed case total remains at three. The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) extends surge response in EVD-affected areas of northern Sierra Leone. The Government of Guinea (GoG) expands 21-day EVD case finding and social mobilization campaign to include additional hotspot area in Forécariah Prefecture.
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) project identifies the environmental, economic and social effects of climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin. The five-year, $9.4 million project helps vulnerable populations in rural areas adapt to climate change impacts on water resources, agricultural systems, biodiversity, ecosystems and livelihood options.
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation Facility for Asia and the Pacific (USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific) program helps countries gain access to international climate adaptation funding so they can enhance climate resiliency. The five-year, $17 million program shares information and best practices about fund requirements and provides technical assistance to governments so they can access the existing pool of international climate change adaptation funds along with their domestic budget and funding from the private sector. By linking climate funding organizations with eligible Asia-Pacific countries, the program helps prepare projects that increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change.
The Government of Liberia (GoL) reports first new confirmed EVD case in Liberia since March 22. Overall EVD transmission continues to decrease in Sierra Leone since early June; renewed efforts to reach zero cases in Western Area Urban District begin. The Government of Guinea (GoG) launches a 21-day EVD case finding and social mobilization campaign across three prefectures with active transmission.
Growing economies, like Kosovo, depend on a continuous, affordable source of energy for economic growth, to increase employment opportunities and job creation, in particular for underserved segments of society, such as women, young adults, rural populations, and minority groups.
Over the past decade, the Government of Kosovo has attempted to expand Kosovo’s generation capacity and has committed to increasing domestic generation capacity from renewable energy sources in accordance with obligations under the Energy Community Treaty.
USAIDs EMPOWER Credit Support (ECS) addresses one of the key constrains to economic growth in Kosovo: access to credit for high-growth potential micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs).
USAID, through Agricultural Growth and Rural Opportunities (AGRO) Program focuses on increasing agricultural productivity, marketability, and responsiveness to markets, which will enhance the sustainability and competiveness of targeted Kosovar agribusinesses in domestic and export markets.
The April 25 earthquake and aftershocks have increased the risk of monsoon-related landslides. USAID/OFDA expands support to include radio broadcasts, debris removal, and mental health services.
The E-PESO Activity is a USAID/Philippines program supporting the objectives of the U.S.-Philippines Partnership for Growth, which focuses on addressing binding constraints to achieve sustained, more inclusive economic growth.
Last updated: January 19, 2017