USAID’s five-year, $9.9 million Nepal Hydropower Development Project (NHDP), supports the Government of Nepal's efforts to expand the country’s access to modern, high-quality hydropower services and realize its potential as an energy exporter in South Asia. Working in collaboration with the Investment Board of Nepal (IBN), the NEA, and the Ministry of Energy (MOE), the project will help Nepal facilitate and encourage private sector investment in hydropower in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner.
PAHAL is a five-year, $37 million project that seeks to strengthen livelihoods, improve nutritional status, and increase the capacity of vulnerable households to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in rural communities. Mercy Corps and its partners target individuals, households, communities, and systems to help build the resilience of up to 160,000 households, in 14 foodinsecure districts in Nepal.
Sabal is a five-year, $59 million project that works in 11 districts to improve food security and nutrition outcomes at the individual, household, and community levels. Save the Children and its partners implement a multi-sectoral project that includes activities relating to agriculture, livelihood diversification, nutrition, and disaster risk reduction.
Delayed and incomplete food assistance distributions, as well as limited access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services, have increased communicable disease risks in drought-affected areas, according to the UN. In response, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)—with support from relief partners—plans to vaccinate 25 million children against measles in more than 500 drought-affected woredas, or districts.
Humanitarian access improves, despite delays due to insecurity and bureaucratic restrictions. The UN condemns violence against civilians following a recent attack on civilian infrastructure. UNVIM commences operations for Yemen response.
The U.S. Agency for International Development supports the Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE), a Lao non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Centre for Medical Rehabilitation to help ensure that people with physical disabilities have local, free access to quality, nationally-managed rehabilitation services.
USAID/Food For Peace contributes $20 million in additional emergency food assistance to Iraq in February. Italian firm Trevi signs agreement to refurbish Mosul Dam. Insecurity in Iraq results in more than 3,100 civilian deaths and injuries countrywide since January.
USAID activates a DART to coordinate the USG response to deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Ethiopia. USAID partners provide relief food assistance and seed, WASH, and nutrition interventions across drought-affected areas of Ethiopia
Texas A&M University’s ConDev informs practitioners how to design development programs with a better chance of building peace in conflict-prone countries.
Michigan State University's the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation addresses critical pressures on the world’s food supply by creating, testing and enabling the expansion of solutions.
Last updated: February 19, 2017