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WHO reports 150 new confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 95 cases in Guinea and 55 in Sierra Leone, during the week ending on March 15. The week marks Guinea’s highest weekly recorded total during 2015.
All contacts associated with the last known chain of transmission in Liberia have completed the 21-day monitoring period.
The EVD outbreak has resulted in nearly 10,200 deaths to date in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Despite progress made in reforming the justice sector, rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) remains weak.

Through this project, USAID supported the completion of the Gomal Zam Dam, a multipurpose facility located in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) near the border with Afghanistan. USAID funded completion of the dam, erection of electricity transmission lines, and the construction of the hydropower plant. This project aimed to increase power generation capacity in the country, protect downstream communities from flooding, and store water for irrigation of farmland near the dam.

The Peshawar-Torkham road project is intended to: Improve local economic opportunities Allow internal and international trade to flow more easily Offer employment opportunities for local workers; and, Extend and support the delivery of basic infrastructure services by the Government of Pakistan.

USAID, through its KP Reconstruction Program, supports the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's efforts to rebuild public infrastructure destroyed during the 2009 military operations against militants, and the 2010 flooding. The program is rebuilding facilities for education, health, water, sanitation, and irrigation. It also is working with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to improve the capacity of government departments to deliver essential services.

The FATA Institutional Strengthening Project strengthens the ability of the Secretariat and the Development Authority of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to plan, manage, and oversee stabilization and development activities and to govern more effectively and responsively to citizens' priority concerns. By helping with systems development, training, and critical information technology support, the project supports efforts by these institutions to develop and manage programs at the agency and community level, monitor their implementation, and engage in more effective communication.

The FATA Infrastructure Project (FIP) constructs roads to connect remote communities to markets and facilitate access to essential services; restores electricity infrastructure; and improves access to water for drinking and farming. This program is also supporting the construction of the Kalat­Quetta-­Chaman road in Balochistan, an important cross-­border trade route between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Political Parties Development Project strengthens democracy by helping political parties create policies that are inclusive, research-driven, and responsive to citizens' concerns.  Such changes will lead to greater confidence in the role of government and the democratic process.  The program especially encourages women and young adults under the age of 35 to engage in the political process.
 
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The Gender Equity Program works to close the gender gap in Pakistan by actively supporting women's economic, political, and social development.  The program helps women access information, resources, public services and institutions so they become full and active members of society. The program also works to change societal attitudes toward women. 

The Citizens' Voice Project awards grants to Pakistani civil society organizations to promote the democratic participation of citizens in public debates, decision­-making processes, and oversight of government functions. 

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Last updated: August 27, 2016