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The five-year, $9.4 million, Civic Engagement Project (CEP) is USAID/Macedonia’s flagship program for strengthening dialogue between citizens and government on important social issues.  

The five-year, $1.7 million Readers Are Leaders (RAL) project is USAID/Macedonia’s principal activity in the basic education arena and part of USAID’s overarching goal of helping strengthen civil society, media, political processes, and ethnic integration in Macedonia. RAL is implemented through a grant to the Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step–MK.

The primary goal of the program is to increase citizens’ access to independent and reliable information and empower them to engage in well-informed public discussion of important issues of the day. The program support focuses on commercial media outlets and community radio stations.

The Revenue Generation for Governance and Growth (RG3) project is to build the capacity of targeted Government of Liberia (GOL) institutions, particularly the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) and the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), to improve domestic revenue mobilization in Liberia. RG3 will support the MFDP to develop the capacity to formulate sound, predictable, and fair revenue policies. It will also support the LRA to enhance its ability to effectively, efficiently, and transparently implement those policies and carry out is revenue collection mandate

USAID/Liberia works to help Liberia build the institutions and processes essential to consolidating its democratic gains by providing support for, among other things, the transparent and accountable management of public resources, civil service reforms, free and fair elections, the rule of law, domestic resource mobilization, decentralization, stronger civil society organizations, and a more professional media sector

As Colombia implements a peace agreement between the FARC and the Government of Colombia, protecting the country’s diverse ecosystems is critical to the peace accord’s long-term success. 

Microfinance Inclusion and Innovation is a three-year, $1.4 million, regionally-funded program to improve access to financial products tailored to the needs of low income households, entrepreneurs, and medium and small enterprises in Western Balkan countries, with the goal of creating new jobs, galvanizing economic growth, and reducing poverty.  A higher level objective is helping move Macedonia toward convergence with EU accession criteria.

The Government of Nigeria (GoN) Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD), in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN World Food Program (WFP), and other relief agencies, recently released an updated Cadre Harmonisé report—a multi-sector food security and nutrition analysis—for 16 Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program recently announced eighteen new grantees. The grantee organizations -- the majority of which are new to USAID -- span seven sectors and nine different countries, from Brazil to Zambia.

Ukraine’s economic crisis exposed legal, regulatory and institutional weaknesses. Ukraine needs dramatic and decisive reforms to stabilize and revitalize its economy. The three most urgent interventions include: improving the business enabling environment for SME’s, implementing a fair and transparent commercial law framework, and diversifying Ukraine’s export markets.

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Last updated: December 18, 2017

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