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The USAID Central Asia Support for Stable Societies project is identifying and testing new methods for the prevention of violent extremism (PVE) in Central Asia. The project conducted field and digital research to identify risk and prevention factors for violent extremism. Based on the research results, the project is working closely with civil society organizations (CSOs) in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan to design and test violent extremism risk reduction pilot programming.

USAID is providing a direct grant to Top Mountain, a local organization based in the Kurdistan region, to promote entrepreneurship and improve Iraqis’ employability and job-readiness. 

Bordering China and Russia, Kazakhstan, the largest economy in Central Asia, is a key strategic partner in promoting democracy and advancing stability across the region. To deepen democratic principles and increase regional prosperity, the United States partners with Kazakhstan to strengthen its civil society, advance private sector engagement, boost trade and energy production, combat health threats, and foster long-term resilience and self-reliance.

USAID is providing technical assistance and capacity building to the five Central Asian countries to help them create an economically viable Central Asia Regional Electricity Market (CAREM). Through this work, USAID is working closely with the Central Asian governments, donors, and other key stakeholders to establish the technical regulations and institutions needed to maintain a secure and stable regional electricity market.

USAID’s Power the Future activity is accelerating Central Asia’s transition to cost-effective, low emission, energy-secure, and climate resilient economies through increasing the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in all five Central Asian countries.

As Libya responds to COVID-19, USAID is building on its partnerships with the Government of Libya (GoL), Libyan institutions, and civil society to spearhead donor support to the health sector, coordinate self-saving assistance, prioritize investments to respond to evolving public health needs by ensuring delivery of essential services, provide assistance to spur Libya’s economic recovery, and provide emergency assistance to Libya’s most vulnerable communities. USAID assistance for Libya's COVID-19 response totals at over $14.7 million.

The Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) project (known in Arabic as Tahfeez, meaning “encouragement”), helps Iraq’s vulnerable communities be more adaptive, resolve conflict, and enhance livelihoods through local private sector growth and job creation. 

Transparent and fair elections are an important step in the democratic process and contribute to national stability. USAID is supporting the Iraqi electoral process by building the organizational capacity of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) and fostering inclusive and responsive civic engagement by all Iraqis. 

The USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment activity strengthens water cooperation across Central Asia for improved stability, economic prosperity and healthy ecosystems.