The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia has worked to stop the illegal trade in wildlife in Asia ever since the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) was formed in 2005. The U.S assistance demonstrates strong public commitment for reducing one of the largest threats to biodiversity in Asia. At current rates of illegal wildlife trading, up to 40 percent of Asian wildlife species could be lost in this century.
Afghanistan has some of the highest levels of malnutrition among children and women in the world. More than 40 percent of Afghan children less than five years old have stunted growth, a symptom of chronic malnutrition.
Innovative design coupled with sustainable trade practices can be used as a source of competitive advantage for artisans from developing nations. This is particularly true in the current climate of globalization and the declining value of traditional artisanal products.
A healthy population directly contributes to Haiti’s stability, economic growth, and democracy. The SSQH-CS Project provides access to and increases utilization of primary healthcare services, including pre- and post-natal care; family planning; nutrition; HIV/AIDS; TB; immunizations; and water, sanitation, and hygiene, while emphasizing and improving the quality of those services. In order to advance its operations and healthcare services, SSQH-CS is harnessing the power of science and technology--integrating new financial tools for facility management and innovative mHealth (mobile health) applications to expand the network’s mobile data collection, health mentoring, and referral capabilities.
Haiti’s private sector is an essential contributor to the country’s long-term economic development and vitality. The Haitian economy continues to be primarily driven by small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which have the potential to be strong engines of economic growth and create thousands of new jobs.
The goal of the Smallholder Alliance for Sorghum in Haiti (SMASH) Program is to improve the incomes of up to 18,000 Haitian subsistence farmers through increased incomes and production of locally grown sorghum in place of imported wheat in the production of BRANA’s product, Malta H, a non-alcoholic nutritional beverage.
Feed the Future Haïti Chanje Lavi Plantè (Improving Farmers’ Lives) builds on previous activities in Haiti’s fertile plains in order to increase productivity and to maximize available resources in the region. The project promotes agricultural intensification, sound natural resource management and a modern, post-harvest marketing system to ensure that products make it to market.
- No reported EVD cases for five consecutive days in Guinea reflect the longest period without a new EVD case since the start of the current outbreak
- Interim analysis finds EVD vaccine highly effective
- USAID/FFP assistance increases access to food for vulnerable households in EVD-affected districts of Sierra Leone
Over the last decade, children, women, and youth have become increasingly vulnerable to human rights abuses, including sexual and gender-based violence, trafficking, sexual exploitation, child labor, domestic violence, and recruitment into crime or violence With over 46 percent of the population under 18 years old, the protection of the rights of children, youth, and women is fundamental to the population's well-being as a whole and to its prospects for economic development.
USAID is now proposing to amend regulations first promulgated in 2004 (implementing E.O. 13279 at 22 CFR part 205) to conform with E.O. 13559. The proposed rule is available at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/08/06/2015-18261/amendment-to-participation-by-religious-organizations-in-usaid-programs-to-implement-executive-order . Other changes required by E.O. 13559 do not require new regulatory text and will be made through changes in guidance, practices, and communications strategies.
Last updated: February 13, 2016