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Through the generosity of the American people and the innovation of U.S. private industry, USAID announced the delivery of more than 8,000 high-quality, custom-made ventilators to 37 countries and the NATO stockpile to fight COVID-19. The vast majority of the ventilators, around 90 percent, were manufactured in the United States.

In 2018, the United States Government (USG) launched the Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) initiative to support the growth of sustainable and secure energy markets in the Indo-Pacific region. To support the implementation of Asia EDGE in South Asia, USAID/India established the South Asia Regional Energy Hub (SAREH).

The South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE) is a consortium comprising USAID, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and three national laboratories: the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The consortium represents excellence in research and international development in the energy sector to advance the Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) priorities in the South Asia region.

The newly commenced USAID-funded Kazakhstan Rule of Law program, launched in October 2020 will support strengthening of the rule of law sector in Kazakhstan through targeted cooperation in the judiciary, business and civil society environments. Based on the lessons learnt from the predecessor, Kazakhstan Judicial Program, the Kazakhstan Rule of Law program will support the Government of Kazakhstan to increase its transparency and openness by providing opportunities for businesses, civil society organizations (CSO), lawyers, and other interested stakeholders to interact with each other and advocate for change.

Promoting a productive Iraqi SME ecosystem requires ensuring access to financing.  Designed in 2014, USAID’s Middle East and North Africa Investment Initiative (MENA II) seeks to revitalize economic activity in post-ISIS Iraq by providing support to early stage businesses to promote sustainable job creation, improve business competitiveness, and encourage increased equity investment in early stage businesses. 

Assistance to religious and ethnic minority communities in Iraq is a continuation of USAID's work to promote inclusive development in our partner countries, defend human dignity and religious freedom globally, and aid communities in times of need.

Central Asia has abundant renewable energy resources, considerable opportunities for energy efficiency, and a strong desire and foundation for increased regional energy cooperation. USAID Power Central Asia is assisting the five Central Asian countries — Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan — to meet their national and regional priorities in energy security and unlock the economic benefits of regional energy trade.

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided nearly $60 million to Iraq to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The primary goal of the USAID Read with Me Project is to improve the reading skills of primary grade students in targeted schools throughout Tajikistan. The five-year project (October 2016 – September 2021) increases the availability of quality reading materials; provides in-service training for teachers; creates innovations and partnerships that support literacy outcomes; and increases government support for reading.

USAID has a long history of empowering women and girls to lead transformational changes within societies. In Yemen, USAID improves the lives of women and girls by expanding opportunities for economic and community engagement and improving access to education, health, water, and sanitation services.