USAID supports the Government of Peru’s National Strategy for Combating Drugs by providing alternatives to coca cultivation and strengthening Peruvian capacity confront drug mafias. This model has been enormously successful and has lifted thousands of rural Peruvian families out of poverty by shifting them away from coca cultivation.
An estimated 53,400 children resume classes as schools begin reopening in Grand’Anse and Sud. USAID/OFDA provides plastic sheeting to support nearly 400,000 hurricane-affected people. USAID provides an additional $7.3 million for emergency food and multi-sector assistance.
In collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), USAID, through the USAID Wildlife Asia activity, addresses wildlife trafficking by working to reduce demand of wildlife products and to improve regional action to end wildlife crime in Southeast Asia and China.
Humanitarian organizations continue to support GoH-led relief and recovery efforts throughout southwestern Haiti.
USAID/FFP contributes an additional $1 million to WFP’s Special Operation.
USAID/OFDA supports improved access to safe drinking water and sanitation in hurricane-affected areas.
The Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement (FARA) activity with the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) provides support to the MOH in the implementation of its 10 year National Health Policy and Plan. Under this agreement, USAID reimburses the Government of Liberia (GOL) for the cost of implementing the Essential Package of Health Services in three counties covering a population of roughly 1.4 million Liberians.
USAID Liberia Strategic Analysis (LSA) Activity provides the Mission with analytical and advisory services in support of strategic planning, project and activity design, performance monitoring and evaluation, and learning and adapting to contextual changes and implementation challenges.
USAID seeks to build Afghan capacity to conduct annual national-level public opinion research and disseminate results through “The Survey of the Afghan People” program, which is implemented by The Asia Foundation. The program supports survey research and drives substantive policy discourse on issues such as security, governance, rule of law, freedom of speech, economic growth, disability issues, migration and other important topics. The program works to improve the ability of Afghan researchers and government officials to conduct data analysis and encourages data-driven policy making. The first survey was conducted in 2004. The polling data has been a respected source of information about public attitudes, which is used by policy makers, civil society organizations, donors, and journalists to gain a better perspective of Afghan views on current social, economic, and political issues.
The Afghanistan Food Fortification Project seeks to establish a sustainable fortification program that controls and prevents micronutrient deficiencies, which in turn strengthens immune capacity, helps prevent illnesses, improves recovery and disease outcomes, reduces negative birth outcomes for women and birth defects, and improves child survival. This project addresses micronutrient inadequacies (i.e., insufficient intake) and improves health outcomes through food fortification, such as essential vitamins and minerals in wheat flour, edible oils and salt.
Mongolia has experienced unprecedented growth over the last decade due to a robust mining sector, which is dominated by large firms. The country enjoyed over 17 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2011 and around 12 percent in 2012 and 2013. However, these gains have slowed to a GDP growth of only 2.4 percent in 2015 and negative growth predicted in 2016.
Since its peaceful transition to democracy more than 25 years ago, Mongolia has established a political system that now represents a broad range of views and interests. Despite these promising reforms, the country struggles with a weakening system of checks and balances, blurring between business and political power, and inconsistent implementation of the law and government functions. In recent years, young people have become increasingly marginalized.
Last updated: November 21, 2016