Fact Sheets

USAID/Colombia’s Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Office focuses on supporting the Government of Colombia (GOC) and civil society to increase institutional presence, foster a culture of respect for human rights, strengthen citizen participation, promote access to justice, increase public investment, and provide services to historically underserved and conflict-affected rural areas where illicit activity often goes unchecked.

USAID/Colombia’s Public Opinion Activity (POA) conducts surveys in order to provide data and analysis on democratic governance in Colombia, which is used to inform USAID/Colombia programs, public policy formation, and advocacy.  Implemented by the Universidad de Los Andes, POA will run from January 2016 – January 2021 with national coverage.

The Regional Governance Activity (RGA) works closely with Government of Colombia (GOC) counterparts at the national, departmental, and municipal level, and directly assists public officials in 40 conflict-affected municipalities to strengthen their capacity to serve their citizens. By improving the efficacy of the three levels of government, and in particular, sub-national governments in conflict-affected regions, RGA builds citizen trust and contributes to a durable and inclusive peace.

Harassment is unwelcome verbal or physical conduct that is so objectively offensive as to alter the conditions of employment and is based on factors that may include, but are not limited to, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, veteran status, political affiliation, or reprisal for engaging in protected activity. Harassment is prohibited by laws, executive orders, and USAID policies.

Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) occurs when people in power exploit or abuse vulnerable populations for sexual purposes. If an aid worker uses their position of authority to solicit sexual favors in exchange for benefits, this constitutes sexual exploitation. If an aid worker uses force or coercion to engage in sexual acts with a beneficiary, including kissing or groping, this constitutes sexual abuse.

USAID’s Anti-Harassment Policy ensures that the Agency takes immediate, effective measures to end the harassment. Any reported allegations of harassment, discrimination or retaliation will be reviewed appropriately

USAID employees are required, and implementing partners are encouraged, to report all allegations of sexual misconduct that affect beneficiaries — whether the allegations involve USAID personnel, grantees or contractors — to the Office of the Inspector General at ig.hotline@usaid.gov. For grants, see Implementing Partner Notice #6; for contracts, see Implementing Partner Notice #10. Allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse that involve employees of USAID’s grantees or contractors must be reported to the relevant USAID Agreement or Contracting Officer.

Monsoon-induced flooding occurs annually in Nepal, resulting in deaths; population displacement; and damage to crops, houses, and infrastructure. Although monsoon rainfall is vital for agricultural production, heavy rains also increase risks for vulnerable populations.


Projekat javno-privatnog dijaloga za razvoj je četvorogodišnji projekat vredan 1,43 miliona dolara, koji pomaže izgradnji delotvorne, održive javno-privatne saradnje između Vlade Srbije, privatnog sektora i civilnog društva u cilju unapređenja poslovnog okruženja i generisanja dinamičnijeg i održivijeg ekonomskog rasta.  


Projekat za konkurentnu privredu je četvorogodišnji projekat vredan 11,95 miliona dolara koji radi na jačanju konkurentnosti industrije prerade hrane u Srbiji, posebno lanaca vrednosti voća i povrća, sa ciljem unapređenja prodaje i izvoza proizvoda srpske prehrambene industrije na domaćem i međunarodnom tržištu.  


Last updated: June 23, 2018

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