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The USAID/Philippines Health Project (2017–2022) is a portfolio of 11 activities to improve the health of under-served Filipinos. Based on evidence from its 2016 Health Portfolio Evaluation and Project Appraisal Document, USAID/Philippines determined that it is uniquely positioned to strengthen its impact in critical health areas – such as family planning and tuberculosis – by leveraging USAID’s Evaluation Policy and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) principles.
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The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (Oceans), a collaboration between USAID and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), works to strengthen regional cooperation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, promote sustainable fisheries and conserve marine biodiversity in the Asia-...
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A small "early adopter" team took full advantage of the CLA approach that was dropped in their lap by USAID Policy, Planning and Learning Bureau in 2013. Team colleagues eagerly pursued new ways to program assistance that ensures sustainable development and self-reliance; they shared the theory of change that citizen...
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In 2013, the USAID Kenya and East Africa mission formed the Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth in Kenya (PREG), a collaboration and coordination platform, that brings together humanitarian and development partners to build the resilience of vulnerable pastoralist communities in northern Kenya. The...
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USAID's Agricultural Value Chains Activity in Bangladesh (AVC) takes a market systems approach to development to drive transformative change in selected value chains in Bangladesh's Southern Delta. During initial implementation, AVC employed a classic value chain approach. Technical teams were responsible for designing...
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The Education Performance Improvement, Communications and Knowledge (EPIC) contract supports USAID's Office of Education (E3/ED) and its missions in the areas of organizational effectiveness, professional development, knowledge management, and engagement and communications. EPIC works within a robust education ecosystem...
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In 2001, the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) was created to provide a unified response to combating the epidemic. While the HIV prevalence declined from 2% in 2001 to 1.3% in 2016, the Caribbean is still the second-most affected region in the world, and a significant gap remains in meeting key...
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Before USAID Serbia’s Business Enabling Project (BEP) started in 2011, it was much harder to run a business in Serbia.  In 2015, the World Bank ranked Serbia among the worst five countries in the world in the Getting Construction Permits category of its annual Doing Business Report. The reform of the construction...
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In April 2017, USAID/Paraguay suffered a series of unfortunate events that impacted staff morale and their ability to act as a team.  The Mission’s FY 2018 budget was zero.  A few months later, the Mission Director departed post, followed by his Deputy shortly after.  The only direct hire left had just...
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International policymakers, civil society, and end-users are increasingly aware of the role that minerals from the high-risk conflict zones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can play in benefitting armed groups, fueling conflict and human rights abuses and threatening the integrity of mineral supply chains....
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