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.
With support from USAID’s Vietnam Forests and Deltas (VFD) Program, rescue supplies have been distributed to nine communes in three coastal districts of Nam Dinh province.
On August 26, the Evaluation Learning symposium disseminated findings from three USAID evaluations and five partner donor agencies to monitoring and evaluation experts and development stakeholders in Vietnam.
USAID’s Vietnam Forests and Deltas (VFD) Program, in collaboration with the Southern Institute for Water Resources Research and provincial departments, completed a comprehensive analysis of more than 500 ponds in Long An. In the 1990s, Long An province excavated large areas that were used to build up settlement areas in higher elevations to avoid flooding.
Last updated: December 01, 2016