Reducing legal and regulatory barriers that impinge on the equality of women and other vulnerable gender groups is a priority of USAID.
As part of Vietnam’s formal commitment to join the TPP, Vietnam signed the Plan for the Enhancement of Trade and Labor Relations, a bilateral agreement with the United States.
Vietnam earned another four awards in the latest round of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER), a U.S. Government (USG) program to fund scientific research in developing countries, bringing the total number of PEER awards won by Vietnamese scientists to 12.
A new Women’s Livelihood Bond will enable over half a million Southeast Asian women to access credit to improve their livelihoods. As the world's first bond that focuses on both financial and social returns, the Women's Livelihood Bond is backed by a loan guarantee from the U.S Agency for International Development's (USAID), in partnership with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The bond, structured and managed by Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), launched in September 2016.
As a result of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 scale-up and recent mobile reach-test-start missions undertaken with PEPFAR and USAID support, the SMART TA project and local partners have been able to identify unmet need for pediatric HIV care and treatment services at the district-level, including in Nghe An Province, where such services were previously only available at provincial-level.
Last updated: September 27, 2016