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USAID’s Energy Sustainability Activity improves Kosovo’s energy security by strengthening the capacity of local institutions to develop open and regionally integrated electricity markets, build resilient and sustainable power networks, and boost investment in renewable energy infrastructure. The next five years for Kosovo are critical for establishing a robust, reliable, and regionally integrated power system in line with Energy Community (EnC) standards—an integral part of bolstering the country’s economic growth and increasing opportunities for its citizens. To achieve these goals, USAID’

DART Leader Tim Callaghan, JTF-Haiti Commander Rear Admiral Keith Davids, and GoH DGPC Director Jerry Chandler visit affected areas in Grand’Anse and Sud. USAID DART and USAR members continue assessment and response activities in Grand’Anse’s Dame Marie commune. ITF-Haiti—including the USCG—conducts 170 missions, performing nearly 320 medical evacuations and transporting nearly 80,000 pounds of relief commodities to affected areas. WFP delivers 100 MT of USAID/BHA-funded food assistance—sufficient to meet the monthly food needs of approximately 7,550 people—from Port-au-Prince to Les Cayes.

At least 600,000 people in southwestern Haiti require humanitarian assistance as a result of the August 14 earthquake, according to the Government of Haiti. USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and Urban Search-and-Rescue (USAR) members continue to assess damages and provide assistance in Grand’Anse, Nippes, and Sud, visiting four communes on August 19. USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) partner WFP delivers several MT of food assistance by air to Jérémie and by road to Les Cayes on August 19.

In Indonesia, rampant corruption and a lack of transparency hinder development and diminish public confidence in government. The United States supports Indonesia to deepen reform efforts, foster transparent governance that is responsive to citizens’ needs, and help a culture of accountability flourish.

Intolerance and extremism threaten democracy and undermine development. Youth, who represent one quarter of Indonesia’s 270 million people, are particularly vulnerable to hate speech and radical messages. In response, the United States partners with civil society to promote tolerance and pluralism, especially among young people.

The August 14 earthquake results in at least 2,189 deaths, injures at least 12,260 people, and damages or destroys an estimated 130,000 houses as of August 18, according to the GoH. Heavy rains and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Grace exacerbate shelter and WASH needs among earthquake-affected households. USAID/BHA partners IOM and WFP dispatch additional emergency relief commodities from Port-au-Prince to communities in southwestern Haiti on August 18. USAID/BHA releases an additional 100 MT of contingency food commodities to WFP to scale up emergency food assistance operations in southwestern Haiti.

In a dynamic democracy like Indonesia, the three cornerstones of democratic society – government, the private sector, and civil society – should be equally strong and vibrant. The United States and Indonesia partner to safeguard democracy by building capacity among civil society organizations and supporting their sustainability.

Independent media outlets in Indonesia face economic and political threats that the pandemic has only exacerbated. Further, the spread of mis/disinformation inhibits the public from accessing the information they need to realize their rights and hold the government and big businesses to account.

Indonesia continues to face challenges in ensuring the protection of citizens’ rights and equal access to justice for all. In partnership with the Government of Indonesia and other key local actors, the United States is expanding access to justice and the protection of human rights for marginalized groups in Indonesia.

Indonesia has conducted research showing that in Jakarta, its bustling capital city, as many as 200,000 high school graduates lack the skills they need to meet job market demands. The United States helps equip youth with skills ranging from technology to leadership to communication to boost employability and on-the-job competence. 

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Last updated: September 16, 2021

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