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Launched in 2017, Advancing Social Cohesion is a $1.3 million, four-year program designed to improve relationships by children and youth across ethnic, religious, and social divisions so the country can better withstand ethnic, social, and economic shocks without resorting to violence.

Development Credit Authority (DCA) assumes a share of the lending risk to encourage financial institutions to provide loans to sectors and segments important to development. DCA works with missions that offer technical assistance to build the credit-worthiness of borrowers, increase the willingness of lenders to extend credit, and create linkages between borrowers and lenders.

In support of the Government of Morocco’s efforts to increase civic participation, USAID is providing direct grants to five CSOs to strengthen their capacities to act as intermediary support organizations (ISOs) and engage with the government on behalf of the citizens.  

The project was designed in September 2016 to help introduce a modern, business-friendly, and predictable inspection system and enhance the efficiency of inspection authorities by implementing best practices and principles in the inspection process. The overall aim of the project is to improve the business enabling environment in Macedonia.

Partnership for Better Business Regulation is a four-year, $1.9 million activity to support micro and small businesses in Macedonia by helping improve their ability to comply with legal requirements and participate in MSME policy making

The $135,000 Social Inclusion Through Technology project works to help young people with disabilities enter the workforce, specifically the fast growing information technology sector, and to help disabled persons' organizations (DPOs) improve the employment-related skills of youth with disabilities.

 

The five-year, $577,000 Children with Visual Impairment Project aims to increase the quality and availability of education services for students with visual impairments (CwVI); increase  the availability of social and medical services, mobility, and access to information for visually impaired people and their families; and enhance the work-readiness of participating visually impaired youth. The project is implemented through a grant to South East European University (SEEU) in partnership with the Lions Club International Foundation, which has contributed an additional $504,000 bringing the total life of project to nearly $1.1 million

UN releases 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), requests $3.4 billion to address humanitarian needs in Syria. Suspected chemical weapon attack kills approximately 100 in Idlib. UN inter-agency convoy reaches four besieged towns in Idlib and Rif Damascus, delivers critical relief for 60,000 people. Syrian Arab Republic Government (SARG), armed opposition groups (AOGs) agree to new reconciliation terms in Al Wa’er, prompting evacuation of opposition fighters and their families.

USAID improves governance and increases citizen oversight and participation in decision making in the West Bank and Gaza by improving service delivery by increasing the financial and administrative sustainability of government institutions; fostering greater checks and balances and accountability of key government institutions, including activities that strengthen the rule of law and civil society; and, through the Conflict Management and Mitigation program, providing grants to bring together Israelis and Palestinians to work on issues of common concern to promote peaceful coexistence.

USAID’s Economic Growth and Infrastructure Office generates tangible benefits in the lives of Palestinians by increasing access to clean, reliable and affordable water and energy and stimulating the growth of the Palestinian economy.

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Last updated: February 21, 2018

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