Success Stories | Turkmenistan

Speeches Shim

January 27, 2020

Thanks to USAID’s Dignity and Rights project, survivors of human trafficking like Vepa can restart their lives and become productive members of their communities. “The greatest happiness is when you are at home. Thanks to USAID’s program, I’ve found the meaning of my life and started to believe in myself. Thank you so much for your work.” 

Central Asia
January 22, 2020

Today, USAID’s Smart Waters project convened water sector national partners from five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan for the eighth Regional Steering Committee for water coordination in Burabay, Kazakhstan. The meeting facilitated the exchange of information and ideas among participating countries and the sharing of national best practices at a regional level.  

January 2, 2020

Turkmen producers, wholesalers, and distributors have long been frustrated by a lack of export options. Value chain and logistical challenges, lack of hard currency, inadequate understanding of Western import standards, and isolationist policies have all hindered the ability of these entrepreneurs to fully realize their export goals. Stymied by these challenges, Turkmen entrepreneurs were largely dependent limited on Kazakhstan and Russia as horticulture trading partners– traditional destinations with lax entry requirements – until now. The Innovation Facility, run by USAID/Central Asia’s Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs activity, is supporting diversification of Turkmen exports and export partners by minimizing the risk to Turkmen entrepreneurs as they experiment westward.