Fact Sheets

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget request for USAID defends our national security interests and addresses the challenges to American leadership abroad. It acknowledges that U.S. assistance must be more effective while continuing to advance our foreign policy and economic interests – as well as our values. Strong American leadership will promote development and provide lifesaving assistance, along with diplomacy and defense efforts, to support U.S. national interests. USAID helps to build a more stable, resilient, and prosperous world, and assists vulnerable populations. We make Americans safer at home and abroad by addressing such challenges as extreme poverty, food insecurity, pandemic disease, conflict, violence, and poor governance that can foster violent extremism, instability, transnational crime and other security threats.

يعتمد الأردن في تلبية غالبية احتياجاته من الطاقة على استيراد النفظ والغاز. تواجه المملكة تحديات عديدة تتمثل في التقلبات المستمرة في أسعار الطاقة والزيادة السريعة على الطلب من الجانب المحلي الذي تحظى تكاليفه بدعم كبير من قبل الحكومة. يوفّر برنامج بناء قدرات قطاع الطاقة الممول من الوكالة الأمريكية للتنمية الدولية الدعم اللازم لشركات توليد وتوزيع الطاقة والمستهلكين الأردنيين لتشجيعهم على تبني أفضل الممارسات في مجال كفاءة الطاقة وتطوير مصادر بديلة ومتجددة للطاقة.

The United States has had a diplomatic relationship with ASEAN since 1977, cooperating in trade, economic and social development, people-to-people connections, institutional strengthening, national security, defense, science and technology and education.

To date, in response to Hurricane Matthew, the U.S. Government has committed $101.3 million in funding, including $42.6 million from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP), approximately $39 million from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), $11 million from the U.S. Department of Defense, and $8.7 million from the USAID Mission in Haiti. USAID’s assistance is carried out by more than 20 implementing partners and local organizations based in the hurricane-affected southwestern departments of Grande Anse, Nippes, and Sud.

Project Snapshot:

Total Funding: $1 million

Duration: September 2016-September 2018

Implementing Partner:  Save the Children BiH

 

The Challenge

Project Snapshot:

Total Funding:  $987,000*

Project End:  December 2018

Implementing Partner:

  BiH Gender Equality Agency

*$749,000 USAID; $238,000 (in-kind) BiH Agency for Gender Equality

 

The Challenge

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) offensive to retake the city of Ar Raqqah from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to drive displacement in Ar Raqqah Governorate. As of April 8, the offensive had displaced more than 50,000 people in the governorate since the offensive began in November 2016, according to the UN. In recent days, an estimated 39,000 people arrived to the informal Job Ash Sheer camp in Ar Raqqah, and the UN estimates an additional 21,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) may arrive at the camp in the coming days.

Through its Central America and Mexico (CAM) Regional Program, USAID works with the governments of the region, the private sector and local organizations towards the shared goal of a prosperous, transparent and safe Central America region.

Start date: September 16, 2016 Duration: December 30, 2017
Implementer: ArtProject Lab

Objectives

The goal of this project is to increase access to balanced information on issues of public interest through a high quality, crowd-pleasing TV show with an innovative format. The project will produce balanced, entertaining, non-partisan TV content that provides analysis of Macedonia’s main social problems and raises the awareness of key citizens’ issues.

Start date: September 23, 2016 Duration: September 22, 2018
Implementer: Telma Television

Objectives

The overall objective is to increase pluralism and transparency in the media environment. The specific objective is to create an informed citizenry able to engage in public issues in order to articulate their preferences and interests to public officials and institutions.

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Last updated: May 23, 2017