Fact Sheets

USAID’s Advancing Efforts for Reform and Civic Accountability activity’s Anti-Corruption Component supports the Afghan government’s commitment to preventing corruption by strengthening Afghan Civil Society Organizations’ (CSO) ability to oversee and support government officials in implementing reforms that will help combat and curb corruption.

The United States Agency for International Development partners with the United Nations Children's Fund to work with the Afghan Government, with other development agencies, and with civil society to strengthen the quality of water, sanitation, and hygiene services in households, schools, and health facilities. 

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Engineering Quality Assurance and Logistical Support program provides technical and logistical services and quality assurance standards to USAID’s Infrastructure projects in the energy, transportation, and construction sectors, making sure they follow established International guidelines.

The Kabul Urban Water Supply (KUWS) Project, implemented by the German Development Bank (KfW) at the request of the Afghan Government, is building the backbone water infrastructure to provide 50 percent of Kabul’s population with pipe-based drinking water and access to basic sanitation systems. 

USAID’s Suaahara II “Good Nutrition” Program aims to improve the nutritional status of women and children in 40 underserved rural districts of Nepal. This will be achieved through a multi-sector partnership with the Government of Nepal, the private sector, and other USAID-funded projects in overlapping districts.

USAID supports schools that are safe spaces, free of all forms of gender-based violence, where girls and boys are able to equitably learn and become empowered to protect themselves and counter harmful social norms and practices.

PAHAL is a five-year, $37 million project that seeks to strengthen livelihoods, improve nutritional status, and increase the capacity of vulnerable households to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in rural communities. Mercy Corps and its partners target individuals, households, communities, and systems to help build the resilience of up to 160,000 households, in 14 foodinsecure districts in Nepal.

SABAL is a five-year, $59 million project that works in 11 districts to improve food security and nutrition outcomes at the individual, household, and community levels. Save the Children and its partners implement a multi-sectoral project that includes activities relating to agriculture, livelihood diversification, nutrition, and disaster risk reduction.

Delayed and incomplete food assistance distributions, as well as limited access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services, have increased communicable disease risks in drought-affected areas, according to the UN. In response, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)—with support from relief partners—plans to vaccinate 25 million children against measles in more than 500 drought-affected woredas, or districts.

Humanitarian access improves, despite delays due to insecurity and bureaucratic restrictions. The UN condemns violence against civilians following a recent attack on civilian infrastructure. UNVIM commences operations for Yemen response.

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Last updated: April 21, 2018

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