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The program aims at increasing public trust in the Judiciary as an independent branch of power that protects citizens’ rights and upholds the rule of law in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Mali is a colorful and diverse country, rich in culture, ethnicities, languages and artistry. Within this tapestry, widespread poverty persists with 49 percent of Malians living below the extreme poverty line. The median age of Mali’s population is 16.2 years – making it the third youngest in the world. Agriculture is the chief means of employment for Mali’s highly dispersed, predominantly rural population. However, 65 percent of the total land area is as desert or semidesert as economic activity is mainly confined to areas along the Niger River. The country’s location and dependence on agriculture make Mali particularly vulnerable to climate shocks and changes.

The Connect for Peace (C4P) Activity is a 36-month initiative to support peace efforts in Nimba County and Monrovia, and contribute to peace writ large in Liberia. C4P activities target 230 men, women, and youth across Nimba County and at least 50,000 residents of selected electoral districts in greater Monrovia. As revealed by the project’s conflict analysis, Liberians have never experienced a healthy social contract between citizens and the state. Land disputes, ethnic rivalries and clashes, and limited state capacity for peaceful resolution of disputes explain Liberia’s propensity for conflict. For positive peace to take root and prevail, Liberians must find ways to reconcile, overcome mutual mistrust, and live in harmony.

In 2019, the Agriculture and Economic Growth (AEG) Team at USAID/Mali manages a portfolio of approximately $24 million annually to support the Government of Mali’s National Agricultural Investment Plan (NAIP) and the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS).

USAID Mali funds education activities across nine regions of Mali. With $18.5 million in funding in 2018, the education portfolio includes activities to support the government of Mali to ensure children and youth have equitable access to quality, relevant education. Priority goals include: 1) Improved early grade reading outcomes for primary grades; 2) Increased community engagement for more accountability and better learning outcomes; and 3) Increased equitable access to relevant education services for conflict-affected children and youth.

USAID Digital Liberia e-Gov activity aims to improve government’s performance and bring government closer to citizens by assisting in the development of their internet and computer technology capability. It will do this by providing technical assistance to help improve the connectivity and institutional capacity necessary to provide effective services.

The Health Office manages a $69.3 million portfolio for 2018 to improve the overall health of the Malian population. This portfolio includes activities related to health systems strengthening, maternal and child health, family planning, malaria, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene – all of which are aligned with the U.S. and Malian governments’ strategic health priorities. These activities, many of which work in collaboration with the Mission’s other offices, seek to increase Malians’ ability to plan, finance, and manage their health system and their own health (at the family, household, community, district, regional, and national levels) to create a healthier population that is resilient and has a prosperous future. USAID-supported health programs are being implemented in 991 health zones in the regions of Sikasso, Kayes, Koulikoro, parts of Mopti and Bamako, and the district of Gao, which together represent about 14.7 million people, or 75 percent of the population.

The Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI) is designed to strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships to advocate for and monitor policy and accountability reforms.  LAVI will focus on developing a portfolio of initiatives with the potential for cumulative impact around issues that have the greatest potential for positive change and are responsive to locally defined priorities.

The Peace, Democracy, and Governance Office manages a $11 million portfolio of complementary programs to address the core peacebuilding and democratic governance needs in Mali. This includes a focus on key U.S. Foreign Assistance priorities such as the Security Governance Initiative; Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership; Countering Violent Extremism; Women, Peace, and Security; and Trafficking in Persons to advance peace, democracy, and human rights in Mali.

ШТО Е ПРОЕКТОТ ЗА ПОДДРШКА НА ИЗБОРИТЕ ВО МАКЕДОНИЈА?

Финансиран преку Меѓународната фондација за изборни системи, овој тригодишен проект, во вредност од 1.7 милиони американски долари, има за цел да го зајакне управувањето со изборите во Македонија и да го поддржува градењето капацитети на Државната изборна комисија (ДИК) за спроведување на изборите.

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Last updated: March 22, 2019

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