University of California-- Berkeley’s Development Impact Lab is improving the way universities design technology for development and apply it on a large scale in fields including energy, health, information technology, and communications.
The U.S. Government works closely with the Palestinian Authority, Government of Israel, and other development partners to address humanitarian and development needs in Gaza. Since 2009, USAID has invested more than $400 million in Gaza to improve the lives of Palestinians.
As a proven, effective public health intervention, immunization has been a priority for USAID development assistance for over thirty years. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) works closely with partners around the world, including national governments, Gavi, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and civil society organizations, to build strong routine immunization systems and extend equitable access to lifesaving vaccines to all. USAID’s diverse portfolio of immunization programming contributes to the Agency’s priority to end preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation.
Over the next two years, the USAID Non-Formal Education (NFE) Program will provide at least 1,680 out-of-school youth in Jordan with access to a quality education. By establishing 28 new NFE centers and building the capacity of educators in dozens more, the NFE Program will improve educational and social outcomes for youth in Jordan, including for Syrian refugees. The NFE Program will be implemented by Questscope, an Amman-based INGO focusing on youths’ social and emotional development, and in collaboration with the Jordan Ministry of Education (MoE) and local community actors.
No confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases reported in West Africa in nearly one month. Sierra Leone discharges most recent EVD patient; all known contacts complete 21-day monitoring period. USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance partners scale up preparedness activities in Liberia.
UN agencies and ICRC deliver food, relief items, and medical supplies to communities in a largely inaccessible enclave within Ta’izz city. Number of local and international humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen increases. January food imports rise nearly 30 percent as compared to the previous month.
President Obama set forth a long term vision of ending the scourge of malaria during the State of the Union on January 12th. To advance these goals and make leaps towards ending this scourge, the Administration is requesting $200 million in additional resources to bring total US funding to $874 million in FY 2017. This includes $71 million in new funding and $129 million via redirected Ebola funding. The FY 2017 Budget also requests $1.35 billion for the multilateral Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, & Malaria. Including the FY 2017 request, the Obama administration will have invested nearly $5.8 billion through the PMI, with over $11.5 billion through the Global Fund from FY 2009-2017.
The U.S. Agency for International Development Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training (USAID COMET) project is a five-year (2014-2019) workforce development program that equips youth with market-driven skills, promotes gender-balanced employment in key sectors and increases technology-based learning in classrooms.
An alarmingly high prevalence of HIV in certain populations of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is impacting the nation’s ability to advance its economy and allow for lasting prosperity. In response to these issues, USAID is working to increase access to quality HIV prevention, care, and treatment services and mitigate the impact of the disease on these populations, their sexual partners, and their families.
To reduce the vulnerability of food security to the impacts of climate change, USAID and GIZ work with local communities to help establish nurseries that will supply tree species needed to implement forestry and agroforestry activities.
Last updated: April 23, 2017