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USAID’s Power the Future activity is accelerating Central Asia’s transition to cost-effective, low emission, energy-secure, and climate resilient economies through increasing the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in all five Central Asian countries.

As Libya responds to COVID-19, USAID is building on its partnerships with the Government of Libya (GoL), Libyan institutions, and civil society to spearhead donor support to the health sector, coordinate self-saving assistance, prioritize investments to respond to evolving public health needs by ensuring delivery of essential services, provide assistance to spur Libya’s economic recovery, and provide emergency assistance to Libya’s most vulnerable communities. USAID assistance for Libya's COVID-19 response totals at over $14.7 million.

The Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) project (known in Arabic as Tahfeez, meaning “encouragement”), helps Iraq’s vulnerable communities be more adaptive, resolve conflict, and enhance livelihoods through local private sector growth and job creation. 

Transparent and fair elections are an important step in the democratic process and contribute to national stability. USAID is supporting the Iraqi electoral process by building the organizational capacity of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) and fostering inclusive and responsive civic engagement by all Iraqis. 

The USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment activity strengthens water cooperation across Central Asia for improved stability, economic prosperity and healthy ecosystems.

Through the generosity of the American people and the innovation of U.S. private industry, USAID announced the delivery of more than 8,000 high-quality, custom-made ventilators to 37 countries and the NATO stockpile to fight COVID-19. The vast majority of the ventilators, around 90 percent, were manufactured in the United States.

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.

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Last updated: January 19, 2021

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