The United States Agency for International Development’s Kandahar Food Zone Program (KFZ) is helping rural farmers in seven Kandahar districts to earn legitimate incomes by identifying and addressing the root causes and sources of instability that lead to opium poppy cultivation.
- Implementation period: March 2011 – December 2016
- Project budget: $7.8 million planned initially
- Implementation period: October 2014 – September 2017
- Project budget: $19.8 million
- Implementation period: August 2014 – August 2019
- Project budget: $69.9 million off budget
- Implementation period: February 1, 2010 - December 30, 2016
- Project budget: $45,296,184
- The Government of Liberia (GoL) documented only one new confirmed EVD case between February 17 and 23—the lowest one-week total since June 2014.
- WHO has expressed concern that the downward trend in the number of new cases seen in January in Guinea and Sierra Leone has leveled off in recent weeks.
- Staple and cash crops are available in local markets in the EVD-affected countries; however, weak household purchasing power caused by EVD-related economic disruptions may lead to localized acute food insecurity in the coming months.
- Duration: March 2013 – March 2016
- Project budget: $3.53 million
"Being LGBT in Asia” is a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind initiative to support Asia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It works to bolster basic LGBT rights across the continent and in specific focus countries including China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. In 2014, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, through the section for Regional Development Cooperation, joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a lead funding partner, raising the profile of regional organizations and institutions in addressing LGBT rights issues. The program will be implemented through 2017.
- The total number of deaths attributed to EVD in West Africa surpassed 9,300 in recent days, according to WHO.
- Health actors in Margibi County, Liberia, recently reported a confirmed case of EVD, marking the first case in the county since December and the first case outside of Montserrado County since January.
- On February 16, the Government of Liberia (GoL) reopened schools, and students attended classes for the first time since August. The GoL originally closed schools as a result of the sharp increase in EVD cases.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has long recognized the critical role of development in addressing social, economic, governance and other factors that can drive violent extremism or radicalization of individuals and communities. Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) is central to achieving the Agency’s mission to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.
Last updated: July 26, 2016