The Smallholders Oil Palm Project Support (SHOPS II) support works to stimulate economic growth in Liberia by increasing the income of smallholder oil palm producers, while reducing deforestation resulting from oil palm expansion. In order to achieve its overarching goal, SHOPS II works with manufacturers to increase farmers’ access to oil palm processing equipment such as oil expellers and palm kernel crackers and linking them to buyers of the equipment. SHOPS II also supports the processing and marketing of downstream oil palm products, such as palm kernel cake which will serve as catalyst to growth of the poultry, fishery and livestock industries.
USAID – through the Strengthening Elections Administration Activity (SEAA) implemented by IFES – is building on the previous support to electoral processes. The activitity will focus on enhancing the capacity of the Central Election Commission (CEC) and Election Complaints and Appeal Panel (ECAP) to independently deliver credible and widely-accepted elections to an informed voting public.
The Transformational Leadership Program (TLP) is designed to provide educational opportunities for Kosovo’s most promising students through university scholarships, partnerships, and student and faculty exchanges with universities in the United States. The TLP program aims to develop a cadre of leaders who will drive significant economic, political, and social development upon their return to Kosovo.
The Mein River Hydro Project was initiated under the Liberia Energy Sector Support Program (LESSP) and now falls within the purview of Power Africa. The LESSP was designed by USAID/Liberia to increase access to affordable renewable energy services in geographically focused rural and urban areas in order to foster economic, political and social development. Liberia was selected as a Power Africa focus country in 2013 to increase affordable electricity access to urban and rural communities.
The overarching goal of the Feeder Roads Alternative and Maintenance Program (FRAMP) is to support the government of Liberia to develop, operationalize and implement sustainable routine maintenance systems, while piloting innovative, alternative low volume sealed road construction techniques through research and development. The roads constructed under the program will be continually maintained with the buy-in and participation of local communities who will benefit from them. Under the program, residents of communities served by the roads will also be trained in how to perform routine road maintenance.
SMI-L supports sustainable, market-driven growth and job creation through the facilitation of economic linkages between national and international buyers and local suppliers. In particular, SMI-L integrates local SMEs into the supply chains of international and national buyers by providing valuable information to buyers about where and how to find quality local suppliers and building the capacity of local SMEs to meet buyers’ standards to win contracts.
The Constitution Review Committee (CRC) project supports a presidentially appointed committee tasked with the responsibility to organize, lead and manage a process to review Liberia’s 1986 Constitution, with the CRC presenting to the President of Liberia a report of its findings, including the process it conducted and the inputs it received from the people, and recommendations for amendments to the 1986 constitution.
Uganda has an opportunity to create a more accountable and responsive government and an electoral system capable of enabling a growing number of citizens to participate peacefully in politics. A more accountable and responsive government will increase citizen commitment to democratic governance and reduce tensions among political, regional and ethnic groups.
Total Funding: $16.2 million ($8.1 USAID; $8.1 Sweden)
Project Duration: January 2016 - January 2021
Implementing Partner: Cardno Emerging Markets
Last updated: November 04, 2016