Fact Sheets

The Safe Migration in Central Asia project uses evidence-based practices and cross-border connections to strengthen the mutual accountability and effectiveness of governments, NGOs, and the private sector to prevent trafficking-in-persons, protect survivors, and promote safe migration, as part of USAID’s Asia-wide suite of counter-trafficking interventions. Safe Migration in Central Asia is a five-year project implemented by Winrock International in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The USAID/Central Asia Governance Support Program aims to strengthen the accountability, effectiveness and transparency of government institutions in Turkmenistan in addition to improving public administration of government institutions and strengthening policy development and the lawmaking processes.

The Land for Prosperity Activity works with the Government of Colombia to foster rural economic development by addressing the challenges stemming from informal land rights. The activity is focused on land titling programs, strengthening government capacities to manage land, and creating legal economic opportunities in violence-affected areas.

The Civil Society Support Program in Central Asia is a five-year, $18 million program implemented by Eurasia Foundation to cultivate a vibrant and responsive civil society throughout the region, including Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and build a new generation of forward-looking civil society leaders (2019-2024).

Based on public surveys, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) consistently rank corruption as one of the biggest problems in the country. Despite the positive steps taken to stop corruption – numerous reforms, strategies and measures – corruption in BiH remains widespread. The cancer of corruption corrodes political stability, economic growth, and the country’s progress toward EU integration and self-reliance.

Through the Judiciary Against Corruption Activity, USAID addresses both external and internal judicial sector weaknesses in fighting corruption. USAID’s implementing partner for this five-year $8 million program is Development Professionals Inc. 

Almost one-third of Mozambicans suffer from chronic food insecurity, exacerbated by the historic drought of 2015-2016. Nationally, 43 percent of children under 5 are stunted. Micronutrient deficiencies are widespread: 69 percent of children under 5 are anemic, and 74 percent of children under 5 are vitamin A deficient, with negative impacts on growth, immunity and development.

Despite 80 percent of Zambia’s workforce working in agriculture, the sector contributes less than 20 percent toward the Gross Domestic Product.  The DCA works to increase its contribution by promoting lending to individuals and small businesses in the agriculture sector, with a focus on warehousing and clean-energy agriculture solutions.  Improving access to productive loans creates well-paying jobs, new economic opportunities, and sustainable long-term development.

This five-year activity addresses youth vulnerable to social exclusion by mobilizing and engaging youth in meaningful ways to effect positive change in nine municipalities of Kosovo (Hani i Elezit/Elez Han, Kaçanik/Kačanik, Viti/Vitina, Mitrovicë Jugore/Južna Mitrovica, Vushtrri/Vučitrn, Skënderaj/Srbica, Istog/k, Klinë/a, and Gjakovë/Đakovica).  This will be achieved through the activity’s three interconnected objectives:

Energy is critical for economic growth across Central Asia. Providing clean, renewable energy and improving energy efficiency can solve issues of national and regional energy security, stability, and growing emissions. Clean energy can provide needed generation capacity from domestic resources and improve opportunities for cross-border trade. Yet, each country in Central Asia is driven by different priorities and challenges in their power sector. Thus, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the Power the Future program, which works in all countries of Central Asia. The goal of the program is to accelerate the regional transition to cost effective, low emission, climate resilient economies, primarily through increasing the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in all five Central Asian countries.

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Last updated: July 04, 2020

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