Fact Sheets

The Liberian education system is emerging from a prolonged and brutally destructive period of civil unrest. Long standing impacts from the war, compounded by the 2015 school closure due to the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) outbreak, continue to take a toll on the fragile education system. Liberia is significantly behind most other African countries in nearly all education statistics. For example, the Primary School Net Enrollment Rate, the percentage of primary age students attending primary grades, is only 44 percent.

USAID Liberia is working to spur community and market revitalization in post-war Liberia through cross-cutting initiatives in infrastructure, energy, private sector competitiveness, agriculture, food security, and natural resources management.  Additionally, infrastructure and energy projects contribute to other USAID-supported education, health, and governance projects throughout Liberia.

Approximately 90 percent of the buildings in Dominica were damaged or destroyed due to the effects of Hurricane Maria, according to Pacific Disaster Center estimates. Damaged homes and infrastructure are inhibiting returns to areas of origin, as well as the resumption of livelihood activities across the country, the UN reports.

Family Markovski is a 15-month, $429,564 TV show financed by USAID to showcase current political, social, educational, and cultural issues as experienced by a fictional Macedonian family. 

Top Theme–On Your Side is a television show funded through the Macedonia Media Project. The show contributes to increased pluralism and transparency in the media environment by helping to create an informed citizenry able to engage in public issues in order to articulate their preferences and interests to public officials and institutions.

Defending Human Rights Project is a $681,000, three-year activity to advance human rights protection in Macedonia through legal education and empowerment of legal professionals and civil society organizations.

MRHRPP is a $673,301, two-and-a-half year activity to support the implementation of the international human rights standards and refugee law in Macedonia.

LGBTI Inclusion is a $300,000, 18-month activity to improve the integration of LGBTI community members in society and advance LGBTI rights in Macedonia.

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.

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Last updated: December 11, 2017

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