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From November 24–25, Syrian Arab Republic Government (SARG) and Government of the Russian Federation (GoRF) airstrikes targeted armed opposition group (AOG)-held areas west and south of Aleppo city, marking the first aerial bombardment in northwestern Syria since the establishment of a de-militarized zone by the Government of Turkey (GoT) and GoRF in mid-September, according to international media. The airstrikes were reportedly in retaliation for an alleged AOG chemical attack on SARGcontrolled areas in Aleppo city on November 24; as of early December, the UN had not confirmed the use of chemical weapons.

Fact sheet on current USAID/Egypt activities in North Sinai.

Inaugurated in October 2017, the Supporting Entrepreneurial Education in Europe and Eurasia Project, implemented by Junior Achievement Europe, aims to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy, by developing and implementing programs for entrepreneurial education, financial literacy and work readiness. The project works with high schools, students, teachers, parents and other supporting organizations, business associations, financial institutions, lead firms willing to support entrepreneurial education in Macedonia. 

For over 60 years, USAID has partnered with the Government of Nepal (GON) to design and implement a variety of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs across the country. Under Nepal’s new federal structure, provincial and municipal level governments are now expected to lead local health programs. USAID introduced its Breakthrough ACTION Nepal Activity to identify and respond to SBCC gaps and opportunities in partnership with Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population and local government entities.  

USAID investe iha setór turizmu hodi promove Timor-Leste nia vizaun ba sai kompetisaun destinasaun turizmu internasionál bainhira preserve nasaun nia ambiente úniku no patrimóniu kulturál. Projetu foka ba objetivu importante rua hodi atinje vizaun ne’e. Objetivu primeiru mak atu garante katak instituisaun, polítika, no lei iha fatin hodi implementa di’ak polítika turizmu nasionál ne’ebé mak lansa iha tinan 2017. Objetivu segundu mak atu promove setór privadu turizmu sustentável nia investimentu no partisipasaun liu husi komunidade Timor-Leste, lokál, no ONG internasionál, asosiasaun no seluk tan, no kria modelu replika ba sustentabilidade no pratika di’ak.   

USAID’s investment in the tourism sector will promote Timor-Leste’s vision of becoming a competitive international tourism destination while preserving the country’s unique environmental and cultural heritage. The project will focus on two main objectives to achieve that vision. Objective One is to ensure that institutions, policies and laws are in place to fully implement the national tourism policy launched in 2017. The second objective is to promote sustainable private sector tourism investments and participation by Timorese communities, local and international NGOs, associations, and others, and create replicable models of sustainability and best practice.

Mashrou3i (“My Project” in Arabic) generates employment opportunities for young men and women in fourteen disadvantaged governorates of Tunisia by providing direct support to entrepreneurs through technical assistance, training, and business coaching, and by enhancing the capacity of local business support institutions.

Tunisia Jobs, Opportunities, and Business Success (JOBS) is a five-year activity to support smalland medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to create sustainable employment for Tunisians throughout the country. The project will deliver targeted firm-level assistance to businesses to accelerate growth and create jobs. Additionally, JOBS will improve the employability and skills of Tunisian job-seekers based on demand-driven enhancements of Tunisia’s vocational training system.

Fiscal Reform for a Strong Tunisia (FIRST) assists the Ministry of Finance to rationalize tax policy, modernize tax administration, and undertake other fiscal reforms to secure a sound fiscal foundation for economic stability and long-term growth. The project aims to help the Tunisian government improve revenue collection, reduce taxpayer compliance costs, improve the budgeting and expenditure process, and enhance public accountability.

The Tunisia Accountability, Decentralization, and Effective Municipalities (TADAEEM or “Consolidation”) Project supports the principle that an effective government that fosters collaboration between institutions and citizens will contribute to a more democratic and inclusive society. TADAEEM works with Government of Tunisia officials and other partners – especially at the local and regional levels – to help in developing more effective ways to provide public services, ensuring that essential amenities are provided in an inclusive, efficient and accountable manner.

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Last updated: December 14, 2018

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