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USAID’s Strengthening Media Systems project (SMS) is a four-year, $6.5 million activity that supports increased media independence by enhancing the financial sustainability of Serbian media. SMS is helping Serbian media system actors, by improving the business enabling environment in media.

The USAID Cooperation for Growth activity is a four-year, $8.8 million activity that improves conditions for broad-based economic growth by making improvements in the Serbian business enabling environment. Improvements increase predictability and transparency and remove regulatory constraints to economic activity, facilitating private sector growth. The project focuses on opportunities that drive growth for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and the private sector in Serbia.

The humanitarian response continues in The Bahamas’ storm-affected Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, as well as other areas of the country hosting displaced populations. Providing immediate and longer-term shelter solutions for displaced individuals remains a top response priority, according to the Government of The Bahamas (GoB) National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). New Providence Island, where the capital city of Nassau is located, hosted an estimated 5,500 evacuees as of September 11.

The Demographic Health Survey (DHS) is a population survey that provides data for a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population, health, and nutrition.  Long considered the gold star standard in health data collection, analysis and dissemination, the DHS allows for all stakeholders but in particular for the host country to better plan, fund, and manage their own continued progress towards a higher standard of health and resilient health systems.

The Private Health Sector Assessment and Health Care Federation Establishment in Liberia (PSE) will support the Government of Liberia and its development partners to better understand and strengthen the private health sector, and work with private actors so they are better positioned to partner with the GOL and other stakeholders  on the country’s healthcare reform agenda.  The goal of the activity is to bring together key private health sector actors (Faith Based Organizations, non-government organization, and for-profit entities) to form the nucleus of a Liberian Healthcare Federation.  PSE will also assist key private sector players to address health systems challenges with the aim of improving the quality of care 

The Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP II) supports the construction and operation of water-supply infrastructure improvements in Robertsport, Sanniquellie, and Voinjama cities. LMWP worked through the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) to assist local and national authorities in developing plans for urban water supply and sanitation improvements, and re-establishing local capability to sustainably operate and maintain the water-supply improvements.

The Health System Strengthening Accelerator (HSS) activity is a cooperative agreement designed to improve how a health system strengthening is done. Ultimately working in up to 20 countries, including Liberia, the Accelerator will connect locally-driven health system innovation with global knowledge, improve the institutional architecture for evidence-based and sustainable health system strengthening (HSS), and accelerate countries’ journeys to self-reliant health systems.

The Ganta - Gbarnga Grid Extension Activity is a 33kV medium voltage distribution line extension from the West Africa Power Pool grid in Ganta, Nimba County to Gbarnga and eh Suakoko area of  Bong County. The activity will construct 77.82 km of 33 kV and 25.5 km 19 kV medium voltage distribution lines from Ganta to Gbarnga and 10 km of low voltage distribution lines within Gbarnga City. The goal is to provide electricity to 2,700 households and key institutions, such as the Central Agricultural Institute, Phebe Hospital and Cuttington University that have anchored the economies of this area for decades.

The activity is implementing the rehabilitation of Feed the Future (FtF) farm-to-market roads to support FtF goals of poverty alleviation and hunger reduction.  Rehabilitated feeder roads reduce travel time and transportation costs for surrounding communities and farmers.  In addition, road rehabilitation work brings direct employment opportunities for residents of rural communities.  Commercial activities generated by improved roads in turn create a market for agricultural and other products.

USAID supports lifesaving reproductive, maternal, and child health services and a stronger health system to reach the most vulnerable populations.

As a result of the ongoing civil war, Yemen is suffering the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. USAID is working with international and local partners to rebuild key social and economic institutions, help address the underlying causes of instability, and build the foundation for durable peace and prosperity to foster Yemen’s future resilience.

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Last updated: November 19, 2019

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