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  U.S. Agency for International Development
USAID Responds to Cyclone Sidr - USAID is providing more than $2 million in emergency funds to assist relief efforts in Bangladesh.
Avian Influenza - USAID is working to ensure an effective and coordinated approach to this economic and public health threat.
USAID provides economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries to provide a better future for all.
www.usaid.gov   (603 words)

  USAID/Ethiopia [home]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USAID support to Ethiopia averaged $US 17 million annually in the 1960s with programs focusing on food and nutrition, public health, and public service training.
USAID support averaged $US 34 million annually with over 95 percent of the support being food aid during the 1980s.
USAID Ethiopia re-opened its development program in 1992 after the fall of the Derg or Mengistu regime.
www.usaidethiopia.org /othermenus.asp?menu=home   (311 words)

 USAID Sénégal
In addition to providing bilateral assistance to Senegal, the USAID office is responsible for administering the Agency's assistance to the neighboring countries of Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania and oversees food aid programs (developmental and emergency relief) throughout West Africa.
The USAID mission in Dakar consults extensively with the Government of Senegal, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector, and other stakeholders in Senegal and the United States to develop an assistance plan.
The USAID staff, 90 percent of which is Senegalese, works with counterparts in government, civil society and the private sector to develop projects.
usembassy.state.gov /dakar/wwwhaiden.html   (484 words)

 USAID: Assistance for Iraq
USAID provides a focused approach to essential issues, addressing the root causes of instability and building the foundation for a prosperous Iraq.
USAID's overarching goal is to contribute to stability and security as part of the U.S. government National Strategy for Victory in Iraq.
USAID is a key element of the United States plan for victory in Iraq.
www.usaid.gov /iraq   (890 words)

 USAID - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
USAID launched its first program in Mongolia in November 1991 with a grant of $10 million to provide emergency supplies and spare parts to maintain the country's power plants.
USAID helped establish XacBank, for example, and funded the management contract that 'rescued' AgBank and turned it into one of Mongolia's premiere financial institutions.
Total USAID assistance provided from 1991 through 2004 is now approaching $150 million, all of it in grant form.
ulaanbaatar.usembassy.gov /usaid.html   (681 words)

 The United States and Egypt:
USAID programs have supported specialization in the agricultural sector and export expansion through technological assistance, managerial training, and the dissemination of market information to farmers.
USAID projects in the telecommunications field have led to the installation of more than 700,000 telephone lines, providing service to some 4.2 million additional citizens.
USAID activities in this sector have recently concentrated on community schools, a school construction program and a literacy program—all in conjunction with the Government of Egypt.
cairo.usembassy.gov /usaid/br_imp.htm   (1633 words)

 USAID Paper Details Security Crisis in Iraq
The USAID program, outlined in a Jan. 2 paper, envisions development between 2006 and 2008 of partnerships in cities that make up more than half of Iraq's population.
The USAID paper describes some findings that in the past were carried only in classified briefings, congressional sources said.
The USAID analysis also raises the potential for political parties to come into armed conflict, as the two main Kurdish parties did in the mid-1990s.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/16/AR2006011601005_pf.html   (694 words)

 WWF | Partners | USAID
USAID works with other governments, international institutions, private voluntary organizations, and businesses to deliver approximately 9 billion dollars of aid in the form of technical expertise, grants, and humanitarian relief to some 100 developing countries, including to over half of the countries in which WWF works.
In 2003, USAID launched the Global Development Alliance (GDA) to mobilize the ideas, efforts and resources of governments, businesses and civil society by forging public-private alliances to stimulate economic growth, develop businesses and workforces, address health and environmental issues, and expand access to education and technology.
WWF has developed several public-private alliances with USAID, including the Sustainable Forest Products Global Alliance which works with Metafore, The Home Depot, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to advance a new model for forest conservation and community development in which sustainable forest management is rewarded in the global marketplace.
www.worldwildlife.org /USAID   (372 words)

 Development activities by USAID/Mali   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USAID’s goals in the next two years are to put more money in people’s pockets and food on their tables, improve the dismal health and education statistics cited above and give people the tools needed to govern effectively.
Leadership of the donor coordination group is shared on a semi-annual rotating basis with USAID having been selected to lead the group during the first six months of FY 2004.
Within Mali USAID is also at the forefront (as chief facilitator) of a multilateral technical assistance program initiated by the World Bank to develop an Integrated Framework for expanding Mali’s international trade.
www.usaidmali.org /article.php?id=0023_EN&lan=en&skin=1   (997 words)

 USAID Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USAID has actively promoted reform of the current antiquated, decentralized and judicial-based business registration system in Bulgaria since 2003.
On October 21st, USAID’s Judicial Strengthening Initiative held a ceremony to acknowledge and thank the court chairpersons involved in the five-year program to date, honored the veteran courts by recognizing their graduation from the program and welcomed eleven new participating courts into the program.
USAID fosters public awareness and involvement in judicial reform in large part by providing grants to national and community-based NGOs.
www.usembassy.bg /prog/director.html   (928 words)

 USAID/Ethiopia [Health, HIV/AIDS, Education : Health]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A private-public partnership between USAID and the East Africa Group that brands and makes available commercially insecticide-treated net (ITNs) for prevention of malaria, especially for young children and women, was launched in November 2004.
Under the leadership of USAID, as well as the World Bank, Unicef, the World Health Organization, the Canadian International Development Agency, and the Ministry of Health, Ethiopia is the first developing country to develop a national child survival strategy.
USAID also prepared a national contraceptive forecast for the Ministry of Health, the data of which will be included in a series of national and regional level dialogues on implementing population policy.
www.usaidethiopia.org /pages.asp?PMID=6&CMID=14&SCMID=20   (1339 words)

 Contributions: Iraq, USAID: Iraq Reconstruction and Humanitarian Relief Weekly Update #32 (FY 2005), Situation Reports: ...
USAID's goal is to improve the efficiency and reliability of existing water and wastewater treatment facilities, especially those in the south where water quantity and quality are particularly low.
USAID supports sustainable economic reforms in Iraq including examining and reforming laws, regulations, and institutions and providing a framework for private sector trade, commerce, and investment.
USAID's goals are to work in conjunction with Iraqi ministries, the private sector, and higher education institutions to revitalize agricultural production, stimulate income and employment generation, nurture rural initiatives, and rehabilitate the natural resource base.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/KHII-6DC3GN?OpenDocument&rc=3&cc=irq   (2185 words)

 Development InfoStructure's USAID.org Site
This Web site, USAID.ORG, is not the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) public Web site.
This site is used by Development InfoStructure to host specialized data collection, monitoring, and reporting applications for USAID including:
CMS allows participating overseas banks to provide loan gaurantee program status as well as centralized loan monitoring.
www.usaid.org   (68 words)

 U.S. Agency for International Development - SourceWatch
"USAID is headed by an Administrator and Deputy Administrator, both appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate." [1]
In the summer of 2005, a USAID program was launched in the Palestinian territories to put $2 million towards a series of "small, popular projects and events," such as computer donations, a soccer tournament, and free food and water at border crossings, prior to the January 25, 2006 elections.
USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) funds the Nigeria Journalism Network which "is designed to create a network of journalists in Nigeria committed to strengthening the media and promoting democracy." "This is a project that was initiated by The Institute of World Affairs (IWA) in cooperation with Global Communication Solutions (GCS)." [11]
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=USAID   (1009 words)

 USAID Indonesia Programs Key To Achieving U.S. Policy Goals - US Department of State
USAID basic education programs already are working in 200 schools, including 40 madrassas, and are reaching 70,000 students.  New and expanded programs are expected to reach directly 4,500 public and private schools, 4 million students, 55,000 educators and 1 million out-of-school youth over the life of the programs, according to USAID.
On August 25, USAID launched a $13.5 million contract with an Indonesian construction company and started work on the first phase of road reconstruction in Aceh.  USAID has committed to reconstructing the 240-kilometer road from Banda Aceh to Meulaboh in its entirety.
USAID also is providing important expertise on community mapping to help families establish proper land claims and to help communities map out the proper locations of schools, commercial areas, parks and other public infrastructure, he said.
usinfo.state.gov /eap/Archive/2005/Sep/21-53102.html?chanlid=eap   (1270 words)

 USAID Bulgaria - U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria
USAID provides economic and humanitarian assistance in sub- Saharan Africa, Asia and the Near East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Eurasia.
USAID continues to assist the government to plan and implement forward-looking economic reforms in the areas of small and medium enterprise growth, competitiveness enhancement and foreign direct investment.
USAID also supports the academic and institutional development of the American University in Bulgaria – the only American-style liberal arts education institution in Southeastern Europe.
sofia.usembassy.gov /director.html   (712 words)

 USAID/East Timor: Democracy and Governance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USAID supports the efforts of community groups to increase the responsiveness of government, political parties, and the Parliament, while helping citizens articulate and solve their own problems.
USAID media programs strengthen the professionalism of editors and journalists and assist media outlets in developing sustainable management practices.
Strengthening Government and Independent Institutions: USAID assistance to East Timor’s new legislative and executive bodies focuses on developing legislative drafting procedures that are transparent and reflect public input in decision-making processes.
www.usaideasttimor.net /DG.htm   (276 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | US abortion rule 'hits Africa women'
However USAID - the body which distributes United States funds - says the amount of funding for foreign family planning services remains the same and that the level of service provided has not changed at all.
USAID also states that no country that receives their help is without family planning services, since the new rule was introduced.
USAID donated about 426,000 condoms between 1998 and 2000 to Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/3139120.stm   (556 words)

 USAID/ Jordan- Economic Opportunities
The USAID Mission and the Government of Jordan are sensitive to the dangers of creating lopsided economic growth that would benefit only a limited sector of the population.
Specifically, USAID’s partnership with the Jordanian government will revolve around continued policy and institutional reform, support for the Government of Jordan’s economic reform agenda, and facilitation of private sector leadership in the economy.
USAID continues to support the development of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ), which is emerging as a model for numerous economic development reforms for the rest of Jordan.
jordan.usaid.gov /sectors.cfm?inSector=18   (814 words)

 Situation Reports: Iraq, USAID: Iraq Reconstruction and Humanitarian Relief Weekly Update #39 (FY 2005), Contributions: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USAID and the Ministry of Electricity are working with partners to place an additional 598 MW in the national grid by December 2005 through maintenance, rehabilitation, and new generation projects.
USAID completed a project to convert two units that produce 80 MW each to operate on crude/heavy fuel oil instead of diesel which is in short supply.
USAID also conducted a two day presentation on tax policy and the legal aspects of the Value Added Tax (VAT) for the staff of the General Commission for Taxes.
reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/KHII-6EV5QR?OpenDocument&rc=3&cc=irq   (1160 words)

 USAID/Kenya Mission   (Site not responding. Last check: )
USAID has provided substantial economic development assistance to Kenya since the end of colonial rule in 1963.
In order to support the National Assembly, USAID’s activities aim at strengthening the parliamentary committee system and the Parliamentary Service Commission, increasing Members of Parliament’s (MPs) awareness of alternative practices and available resources, and developing their capacity for analysis, investigation, and decision-making.
Along with other donor organizations, USAID will be supporting the national anti-corruption campaign, along with critical support to legal sector reforms that will ensure a more favorable environment for the promotion of transparency and accountability throughout the public sector.
www.usaidkenya.org /ke.demogov   (637 words)

 United States Agency for International Development - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USAID's origins date back to the Marshall Plan reconstruction of Europe after World War II and the Truman Administration's Point Four Program.
Eva Gollinger, for example, writes that USAID "functions as an instrument of CIA penetration into civil society" and maintains that the USAID was being used by the CIA as recently as the 2002 attempt to bring down the government of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela.
Prior to the recent fighting, USAID workers were already in Fallujah working with the district government, moderate sheiks and tribal leaders on 17 projects totaling $2.3 million.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USAID   (876 words)

 USAID /East Timor/East Timor: Privacy and Security Statement   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In return, we request only that USAID /East Timor be cited as the source of any information, photos, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author.
We strongly recommend that USAID /East Timor data be acquired directly from this Web site and not through other sources that may change the information in some way or exclude material crucial to the understanding of that information.
We request that USAID /East Timor be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author or USAID /East Timor, as appropriate.
www.usaideasttimor.net /PrivacyStatement.htm   (1479 words)

 US Agency for International Development (USAID), Missions Information | Business.com
USAID’s program in India supports enhanced survival rates for children, improved access to reproductive health services, reduced transmission of HIV/AIDS infection and other infectious diseases, empowerment of women to participate in decisions t...
USAID Regional Mission to Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova has worked with government, non-governmental organizations, and implementing partners, to further the processes of democratic development, economic restructuring and social sector reform in...
USAID's role in the Philippines is to help the country become a model Newly Industrialized Country (NIC).
rd.business.com /index.asp?epm=s.1&bdcq=USAID&bdcr=1&bdcu=http://www.business.com/directory/government_and_trade/by_country/united_states/federal_government/independent_agencies/us_agency_for_international_development_usaid/missions/index.asp?partner=2662601&bdcp=&partner=2662601&bdcs=nwuuid-2662601-B1F68276-9952-AB59-A7CD-B76473E856A1-ym   (302 words)

 USAID Lebanon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As part of USAID’s project to establish a Lebanon Mountain Trail in partnership with ECODIT, the three municipalities of Chebaa, Ain Zhelta and Nabatiyeh were brought together with the purpose of exchanging insights about the importance of the proper restoration of potential tourist sites in these areas.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between USAID and the Lebanese Parliament in December 2005 to cover program activities to be implemented by the Center for Legislative Development at the State University of New York (SUNY/CLD).
USAID donated medical and office equipment to the center, as well as covered the fees for printing the book, which is the first book on Alzheimer's disease in Arabic.
lebanon.usaid.gov /files/news2.aspx   (3683 words)

 USAID Population Control Activity Advances Despite Plummeting Birthrates
As reported by Joseph D’Agostino, Vice President for Communications at the Population Research Institute, “‘Population stabilization’ in developing countries is an official purpose of” USAID.
“If USAID wants to promote long-term population stabilization in the Third World, it should be encouraging women to have more children rather than less,” he argues.
D’Agostino explains that there are over 50 countries that are targeted for depopulation by USAID, citing examples such as Armenia, Georgia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, the Ukraine and Russia; with the exception of Serbia and Montenegro at 1.6, all have birth rates of 1.4 or less.
www.lifesite.net /ldn/2006/feb/06022405.html   (548 words)

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