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In 2018, the United States Government (USG) launched the Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) initiative to support the growth of sustainable and secure energy markets in the Indo-Pacific region. To support the implementation of Asia EDGE in South Asia, USAID/India established the South Asia Regional Energy Hub (SAREH).

The South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE) is a consortium comprising USAID, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and three national laboratories: the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The consortium represents excellence in research and international development in the energy sector to advance the Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) priorities in the South Asia region.

The newly commenced USAID-funded Kazakhstan Rule of Law program, launched in October 2020 will support strengthening of the rule of law sector in Kazakhstan through targeted cooperation in the judiciary, business and civil society environments. Based on the lessons learnt from the predecessor, Kazakhstan Judicial Program, the Kazakhstan Rule of Law program will support the Government of Kazakhstan to increase its transparency and openness by providing opportunities for businesses, civil society organizations (CSO), lawyers, and other interested stakeholders to interact with each other and advocate for change.

La Actividad de Expansión de la Energía Renovable (Scaling Up Renewable Energy – SURE) trabaja con el Gobierno de Colombia (GOC) para diversificar la generación de energía hacia fuentes renovables. SURE ayuda a crear mercados energéticos competitivos y a reducir los costos de energía mediante el desarrollo de políticas transparentes para la compra de energía. La Actividad también desarrolla capacidades institucionales para integrar la energía renovable en la red eléctrica y promueve la participación del sector privado para generar electricidad asequible y renovable. SURE se extiende desde abril de 2018 hasta diciembre de 2021. 

Energía para la Paz apoya la planificación, construcción, operación y transferencia de mini redes de energía solar en 5-10 comunidades PDET afectadas por la violencia. Esta actividad se implementa a través del mecanismo INVEST de USAID y se ejecuta de junio de 2020 a junio de 2025. 


USAID is helping Iraqi firms access financing to build a more effective and prosperous business ecosystem.


Project Snapshot

  • Project Name: Middle East Investment Initiative (MENA II) - Iraq 
  • Partner: The Shell Foundation
  • Implemented by: GroFin in collaboration with the Nomou Fund and Osool 
  • Project Duration: 2014-2021
  • Locations: Basrah, Ninewa Plain, and Northern Iraq 
  • Budget: $21 million 

Assistance to religious and ethnic minority communities in Iraq is a continuation of USAID's work to promote inclusive development in our partner countries, defend human dignity and religious freedom globally, and aid communities in times of need.

Проект USAID по развитию предпринимательства и бизнес-среды нацелен на рост экономической активности в Центральной Азии. Цель проекта: рост конкурентоспособности, создание новых рабочих мест, повышение доходов и уровня занятости населения Центральной Азии, способствующих экономической самодостаточности региона.

Центральная Азия обладает богатым потенциалом возобновляемых источников энергии, значительными возможностями для повышения энергоэффективности, а также основаниями для расширения регионального сотрудничества в области энергетики. Проект USAID “Энергетика Центральной Азии” оказывает помощь пяти странам Центральной Азии - Казахстану, Кыргызской Республике, Таджикистану, Туркменистану и Узбекистану - в достижении их национальных и региональных приоритетов в области энергетической безопасности, а также в получении экономических выгод от региональной торговли электроэнергией.

Central Asia has abundant renewable energy resources, considerable opportunities for energy efficiency, and a strong desire and foundation for increased regional energy cooperation. USAID Power Central Asia is assisting the five Central Asian countries — Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan — to meet their national and regional priorities in energy security and unlock the economic benefits of regional energy trade.


Last updated: October 31, 2020

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