The Agricultural Innovation Program is helping USAID meet its goal of improving the economic lives of citizens by improving the productivity of farm enterprises through research and dissemination of innovative, improved technology.
The USAID Strong Hubs for Afghan Hope and Resilience project (SHAHAR) is supporting the Afghan government-led initiative to create well-governed and fiscally-sustainable municipalities that meet the needs of the rapidly growing urban population. The project partners with 20 municipalities, four of which serve as regional economic hubs. The project has full-time, embedded staff in 10 of these municipalities, namely: Kandahar, Lashkar Gah, Shibirghan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Aybak, Pule Khumri, Puli Alam, Ghazni, Chaharikar and Mihterlam. The regions are selected jointly with the Independent Directorate of Local Governance and the Deputy Ministry of Municipalities (DMM).
The USAID Initiative to Strengthen Local Administrations (ISLA) project seeks to improve Afghan provincial governance in the areas of fiscal and development planning, citizen representation, and enhanced public service delivery. Major challenges to be addressed include poor integration of provincial priorities in the national government’s planning and budget, and weak top-down and bottom-up information exchanges.
Stability in Key Areas - North (SIKA-N) promotes stabilization and good governance in some of Afghanistan’s historically unstable and weakly governed provinces.
Led by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) and the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), the SIKA-West program is designed to promote stability in key areas of western Afghanistan.
Stability in Key Areas – South (SIKA-S) promoted stabilization and good governance in some of Afghanistan’s most historically unstable and weakly-governed provinces.
Led by the Afghan Government’s Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) and the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), SIKA-East is designed to promote stability in key areas of eastern Afghanistan.
WHO releases guidance for decommissioning EVD care facilities.
Staff from the Government of Liberia (GoL) Ministry of Health (MoH) visit Liberian counties to discuss decommissioning EVD treatment units (ETUs).
International and local EVD response actors meet in Guinea’s capital city of Conakry to finalize a three-year plan to revive the Guinean health care system.
“Being LGBT in Asia” is a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind initiative to support Asia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
- Last confirmed EVD case dies in Liberia; no new confirmed cases detected since March 20
- Sierra Leone’s three-day stay-at-home period occurs with widespread compliance
- President of Guinea Alpha Condé declares a 45-day health emergency period; closes border between Guinea and Sierra Leone
Last updated: April 28, 2017