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Tag archives for Asia
Ending Extreme Poverty in Asia through Universal Health Coverage
Despite the region’s robust economic growth, over 60 percent of those in extreme poverty still live in Asia. Partnering with countries to invest in Universal Health Coverage will boost the critical economic growth and social safety nets needed to eliminate extreme poverty.
“Being LGBT” in Asia
USAID’s “Being LGBT in Asia” initiative has just released its eighth series of comprehensive country reports. They examine the LGBT experience across Asia, highlighting the various stages of social acceptance, tolerance and challenges that LGBT people experience across the continent.
Wildlife Trafficking Response Reaches a Tipping Point
Wildlife trafficking – poaching and illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife parts – is a major threat to the security and stability of nations worldwide. On February 13, leaders from around the world met at the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade to commit to take action on this crisis.
Tackling Malaria and Other Transboundary Challenges in the Lower Mekong through Regional Cooperation
More than 60 million people live in the lower Mekong River basin and currently struggle with drug-resistant malaria.
Celebrating the Richness of Uzbekistan’s Harvest
A USAID program economist recounts his recent trip to Uzbekistan, where he witnessed the rich abundance of Uzbekistan’s land. Read more >>
Video of the Week: Empowering Women Through Horticultural Innovations
Meet some of the Bangladesh women farmers that have benefited from innovative agriculture training. Read more >>
From the Field in Timor-Leste: Giving Communities a Voice in Conservation
Through the Coral Triangle Support Partnership, USAID is supporting Timor-Leste’s efforts to anticipate and adapt to climate change and natural disasters, especially in coastal communities. Read more >>
Photo of the Week: Market Linkages in Bangladesh
USAID has worked with the Government of Bangladesh and local communities to better manage and conserve Bangladesh’s natural resources and biodiversity since 1998. Read more >>
Photo of the Week: Agriculture Productivity Improvement in Bangladesh
USAID/Bangladesh’s Accelerating Agriculture Productivity Improvement (AAPI) project, will reach 3.5m farmers and save the Bangladesh Government US$84 million through improved efficiency in fertilizer input. Read more >>