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In 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorated 60 years of delivering results. Over the last six decades, USAID has spearheaded the Green Revolution; helped nations eradicate smallpox; turned the tide against HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and Ebola; helped billions escape poverty and deprivation; responded to more than 2,900 disasters, and backed democratic transitions or elections in nearly 90 countries since the end of the Cold War alone. 

USAID Reducing Demand for Wildlife works to end wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia and China, focusing on elephant ivory, rhino horn, and tiger and pangolin products, which are among the top species illegally traded in these global wildlife trafficking “hotspots.” In accordance with the U.S. Government’s Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 (END Act) and the U.S. Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Laws with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking 2017, this program addresses wildlife trafficking as a transnational crime. Wildlife trafficking drives extinctions, spreads zoonotic diseases that threaten human lives, harms livelihoods, and has links to organized criminal networks. 

In 2019, USAID began partnering with the Moroccan Ministiry of Edcuation (MOE) to launch the five-year Higher Education Partnership for Morocco program, which aims to assist the MOE in the implementation of a then-newly adopted law designed to improve pre-service training.

Cooperatives play a vital role in Morocco’s national economic and social development and the fight against poverty. Tragically, cooperatives have suffered significantly from the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Most of Morocco’s 28,000 cooperatives and micro-initiatives were forced to halt or slow their income-generating activities, affecting close to 600,000 members and employees who directly benefit from cooperative activities. As a result, there is an urgent need for economic relief interventions.

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), comprising Burma, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand, and Vietnam, has long been the epicenter of antimalarial drug resistance.  Since 2000, USAID has supported the monitoring of antimalarial drug resistance in the GMS to protect the efficacy of existing treatments and alternative drugs for malaria.  This regional program is critical to bolstering surveillance systems to detect and respond to drug resistance and enables GMS countries to achieve greater development outcomes.

The right to nondiscrimination is enshrined in Tunisia’s 2014 constitution, and while Tunisian society is considered one of the most homogenous in the Middle East and North Africa region, some members of minority groups have encountered challenges both in their engagements with fellow citizens and with local and national government. Positive contact and interaction among communities can alleviate fears, misconceptions, and stereotypes and can prevent escalations that could lead to more serious clashes. As part of the USG’s commitment to fostering inclusion and equity worldwide, USAID works to amplify minority voices in partner countries around the world. 

Ma3an is a five-year youth-focused project that aims to increase youth participation in civic and  political life, address youth grievances, and prevent radicalization in vulnerable communities. Ma3an’s  objectives are to equip youth with the skills to engage in civic action to address their communities’  needs and grievances through positive youth development (PYD) and enhance Tunisian capabilities to  prevent and counter violent extremism (P/CVE).

The Political Transitions Project (PTP) is a five-year collaborative program led by CEPPS—the  International Foundation for Electoral Systems (CEPPS/IFES), the International Republican Institute  (CEPPS/IRI), the National Democratic Institute (CEPPS/NDI), and supported by CEPPS Associate Partner  Internews. The program aims to strengthen electoral and political processes (EPP), provide citizens with information and opportunities to engage politically and improve elections through oversight and advocacy with support from civil society organizations (CSOs). Developed through a collaborative co-creation process among USAID, CEPPS and Tunisian stakeholders, the project will bring together and build upon efforts to support Tunisia’s continued democratic transition.

 

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Government of Pakistan at the federal and provincial levels to improve the lives of the citizens of Balochistan.

Переход Туркменистана к рыночной экономике требует подготовки кадров, нацеленной на обеспечение молодежи современными навыками и знаниями, востребованными на рынке труда. В соответствие с этой целью, Проект USAID по развитию молодежи окажет содействие молодежи Туркменистана (в возрасте от 15 до 25 лет) в определении возможностей для трудоустройства и предпринимательства и создаст устойчивые связи между образовательными учреждениями и рынком труда.

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Last updated: January 25, 2022

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