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USAID’s programming in the Central African Republic (CAR) mitigates inter-communal conflict, builds communities' resilience to persistent insecurity, and strengthens wildlife conservation to promote a foundation for peace, stability, and development in support of a robust humanitarian assistance portfolio. Activities are managed by USAID in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Петгодишниот проект „Со читање до лидерство” со вкупен буџет од 1,7 милиони долари е една од главната активности на Мисијата на УСАИД во Македонија во секторот за образование и е дел од сеопфатната цел на УСАИД за помагање на зајакнување на граѓанското општество, медиумите, политичките процеси и етничката интеграција во Македонија. Овој проект го имплементира Фондацијата за образовни и културни иницијативи „Чекор по чекор“ -Македонија. 

Boko Haram-related insecurity continues to pose grave risk for civilians in the Lake Chad Basin region, according to the UN. Following a decrease in reported attacks during the first half of 2017, the number of attacks increased during the latter half of the year, with monthly civilian casualties peaking at more than 140 in November. In Niger’s Diffa Region, Boko Haram-related civilian casualties declined from 2016; however, the number of suspected Boko Haram attacks increased from approximately 80 attacks in 2016 to more than 100 attacks in 2017.

In  2015, USAID partnered with the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research to launch the Reading for Success – Small Scale Experimentation activity to develop and test the most effective approaches to strengthen children’s Arabic reading skills in targeted primary schools.  With the positive results of the pilot phase, the Ministry has decided to implement this approach for reading instruction in all public elementary schools nationwide.

This $8 million, five-year Hamro Samman project works closely with the Government of Nepal (GON), civil society, and private sector to foster collaborative partnerships among these stakeholders to better address human trafficking.

Boosting sales and investment for Moldovan companies through increased productivity, improved product quality and expanded market linkages to European and other high-value markets

ICTEC project brings prestige and influences the tech sector and Moldova by directly contributing to the entrepreneurship ecosystem. In addition, ICTEC aims to improve the skills needed within the IT sector, thereby creating high quality and well-paid jobs, and deterring the emigration of talented young people. Tekwill encourages local startups and existing companies to expand and attract international IT companies to invest in Moldova, thus contributing to sector growth.

On December 21, parties to South Sudan’s conflict signed a COH, agreeing to cease all military action and to disengage forces across the country by December 24. The 11 signatories also committed to protect civilians and allow unimpeded humanitarian access; the parties are expected to address longer-term security arrangements and governance issues during the High-Level Revitalization Forum scheduled for early 2018.

USAID’s High Value Agriculture Activity in Moldova (HVAA) works to cultivate a modern agriculture sector that increases rural prosperity, thereby improving the economic well-being of all Moldovans. In collaboration with agribusinesses, farmers, water user associations, and others, the project helps maximize the profitability of each hectare by improving the quality and quantity of production, increasing sales through local and international markets, and fostering partnerships throughout the ag sector to achieve shared goals.

Promoting Value Chains – Western Afghanistan (VC –West) strengthens the capabilities of private enterprises to effectively link Afghan farmers to domestic and international markets, with the goal of promoting inclusive growth and job creation. The project will improve the wheat, high-value crops, and livestock value chains in the provinces of Badghis, Farah, Herat, and Nimroz. The project will also provide support to the Provincial Directorates of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (P/DAIL) in building their knowledge and skills in sustainable value chain development and management.

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Last updated: April 27, 2018

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