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February 16, 2018

This working paper is meant to provide information on the strategic and technical approach USAID intends to use for RISE II.  USAID retains the right to change its strategic or technical approach at any time without notification.  This paper is a reference document that contains useful information for applicants seeking funding under RISE II, as well as for others who wish to partner with USAID, or better understand USAID’s approach.  It is not a solicitation document.  Organizations interested in obtaining funding from USAID are advised to monitor Grants.gov:

January 9, 2018

The Livelihoods Diversification Analysis (LDA) has two key functions: (1) to inform ongoing and future iterations of resilience programming in Niger, Burkina Faso, and potentially other Sahelian countries, and (2) to contribute more broadly to strategic thinking on holistic programming that addresses the underlying factors of vulnerability to violent extremism in the Sahel.

November 30, 2017

Today, the United States provided $50,000 to assist communities impacted by the flooding in the capital, Niamey. This award, given to World Vision Niger from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), will help 481 households affected by the flooding rebuild their lives by providing relief supplies including blankets, jerry cans and soap, as well as helping to prevent the spread of disease through water, sanitation and hygiene trainings.

November 27, 2017

Niger, an emerging democracy landlocked in the increasingly unstable Sahel region, consistently ranks at or near the bottom of the United Nations Human Development Index.

March 24, 2017

The vast majority of Nigeriens rely on subsistence agriculture, and the region’s frequent droughts, low and variable rainfall, and increasingly degraded land lead to poor harvests and regular food and water shortages.