Transforming Lives

Every day, all over the world, USAID brings peace to those who endure violence, health to those who struggle with sickness, and prosperity to those who live in poverty. It is these individuals — these uncounted thousands of lives — that are the true measure of USAID’s successes and the true face of USAID's programs.

When the owners of a local retail company decided to quit paying taxes a couple years ago, they simply stopped filing their tax returns. At the time, the auditing mechanisms used by tax authorities were unable to detect this irregularity, and the company could get away it. Not anymore.  

“Our Tax Administration was not equipped to address the issue of taxpayers who stopped filing their taxes,” said Midhat Arifhodzic, director of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) Tax Administration.

Leo Andres Pablo Julson lost his mother at the age of 10, an event that marked him deeply. He was forced to quit school shortly after her death to help his father in the fields and remembers working long hours by his side. Their hard work did not pay off as they would have liked in rural Haiti—life as a farmer was difficult and their agricultural production remained low. 

February 2014—The illegal use of public land for private use is a continuing source of tension throughout Côte d'Ivoire. It contributes to perceptions of public officials using their office for personal gain at the expense of the public with impunity.

Sudovi Republike Srbije i Visoki savet sudstva nikada do sada nisu direktno pregovarali sa Ministarstvom finansija o svojim predlozima budžeta i potrebama za budžetskim sredstvima. Umesto njih pregovore je obavljalo Ministarstvo pravde, što je prouzrokovalo finansijsku zavisnost sudstva od izvršne grane vlasti. Bez mogućnosti da planira, stiče i vrši raspodelu sredstava, sudska grana vlasti nije mogla da ostvari punu nezavisnost od izvršne, iako Ustav zakonodavnoj, izvršnoj i sudskoj grani vlasti jednako garantuje nezavisnost.

Serbian courts and the High Court Council, in their previous forms, never negotiated their own budgets and financial requirements directly with the Ministry of Finance. Instead, their negotiations were conducted by the Ministry of Justice, leading to financial dependence on the executive branch. Without the ability to plan, acquire and allocate finances, the judicial branch could not be truly independent from the executive branch, even though the constitutional separation of powers grants independence to the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government.

Reforme srpskog pravosuđa iz  2010. i 2013. godine dramatično su uticale na rad sudova i donele naglašenu potrebu za radnim mestom upravitelja suda koje može da pomogne da se lakše prebrodi ovaj period tranzicije.

The Serbian judicial reforms of 2010 and 2013 have had a dramatic effect on the work of the courts, and have brought with them a vital need for the role of a court administrator to help manage these transitions.

One of the least developed countries worldwide, Niger faces chronic food insecurity due to reliance on subsistence rain-fed agriculture, aggravated by high population growth, land degradation and climate change. The most recent food and nutrition crisis in 2012 drastically weakened vulnerable populations’ ability to recover from crises.

To address this chronic food insecurity, USAID is supporting a multi-layered development food assistance program implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in several communities in Niger.

Në Kosovë është e pamundur të mos vërehen me mijëra fëmijë. Kosova nuk është vetëm njëri ndër vendet më të varfëra të Europës, por edhe vendi më i ri i saj. Më tepër se 35 përqind e popullsisë së saj janë të moshës nën 18 vjeç.  


Last updated: September 28, 2016