Fact Sheets

The Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP) provides full-tuition scholarships and stipends to talented yet economically disadvantaged Pakistani youth to earn a bachelor's or master's degree at 31 partner universities.

This project, Via Dinarica: A Platform for Sustainable Tourism Development and Local Economic Growth, is a follow-up to our Via Dinarica pilot project, “Walking the Via Dinarica,” that was also co-led by USAID and UNDP, in 2013-2014. As a result of last year’s project, the Via Dinarica was awarded “Best New Trail” in 2014 by Outside Magazine. This activity will further develop the Via Dinarica into a regional tourism destination, which will increase BiH competitiveness in nature-based tourism and promote rural economic development. The activity will establish the Via Dinarica corridor in BiH as a community-owned and -operated tourism product that provides sustainable livelihoods for a range of local businesses along the trail.

Global economies are faced with the worsening impacts of climate change. Countries all over the world, including developing ones like the Philippines, are searching for a balanced solution that sustains robust economic growth while maintaining resource efficiency and economic resilience.

March 11, 2015


Ebola Response

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  • WHO reports 132 new confirmed cases of EVD in Guinea and Sierra Leone in the week ending on March 1.
  • No new EVD cases confirmed in Liberia in nearly two weeks.
  • Response actors remain concerned regarding ongoing EVD transmission chains in Guinea’s Forécariah Prefecture, where 23 EVD cases since February 28—more than 70 percent of the 32 confirmed cases in the same time period countrywide—have occurred.

At USAID, we believe that gender equality and women’s empowerment isn’t a part of development but at the core of development. Water, energy, agriculture, conflict and health can all affect men and women differently. These differences are not barriers but opportunities to maximize the impact of our work by delivering development in a more targeted, effective and sustainable way.

In 2015, Afghanistan launched its first-ever nationwide effort to gather comprehensive demographic and health information of its citizens. The Demographic and Health Survey will provide rigorous data on fertility levels, marriage rates, awareness and use of family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutritional status of mothers and young children, childhood and maternal health and mortality, as well as information on social indicators such as domestic violence.

USAID Partnership Contracts for Health (PCH) project supports the Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to deliver basic health services to more than 1.5 million Afghans every month.

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems project seeks to increase the availability and use of quality medicines and pharmaceutical commodities in Afghanistan. 

USAID’s Health Policy Project (HPP) works to build the Afghan Ministry of Public Health’s (MoPH) ability to regulate the health sector, coordinate its activities with the private sector, and improve financial management within the Ministry.


Last updated: March 12, 2015