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The east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has remained volatile for the last 20 years. Between 2015 and 2019, USAID/DRC will invest approximately $997 million, subject to the availability of funds, – roughly two-thirds on humanitarian aid and a third on development assistance -- to strengthen the foundation for a durable peace in eastern DRC.

Between 2015 and 2019, USAID/Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will invest approximately $173 million subject to the availability of funds in activities to strengthen Congolese national institutions, both governmental and non-governmental. To achieve the first Development Objective (DO 1) of the Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), USAID/DRC technical teams will collaborate to improve Congolese institutions’ capacity to plan, set policy and legal frameworks, implement programs, and increase the flow of Congolese resources to key sectors.

To achieve the first Development Objective (DO 1) of the Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), USAID/DRC technical teams will collaborate to improve Congolese institutions’ capacity to plan, set policy and legal frameworks, implement programs, and increase the flow of Congolese resources to key sectors. 

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the potential to be a top contributor to African economic growth and stability because of its size, resources, and geo-political importance. Strategically located at the center of the African continent and sharing borders with nine countries, the DRC is the second-largest country in Africa in terms of area and the fourth-largest in terms of population. It has unparalleled natural resource wealth, including cobalt, copper, gold, tantalum, tin, diamonds, petroleum, and water. However, extensive corruption, weak institutions and human capacity, coupled with a lack of basic infrastructure, mean that the pace of development for the average citizen remains slow. 

The Government of Liberia (GoL) reports three additional EVD cases linked to the Margibi County cluster, including one in Liberia’s Montserrado County; new confirmed case total reaches six. Recently extended Operation Northern Push strengthens contact tracing and EVD prevention activities in Sierra Leone. The Government of Guinea (GoG) and EVD response actors investigate source of infection for EVD-positive nurse in Forécariah Prefecture, the area’s first confirmed case among health care workers since March.

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Akademija ženskog liderstva je dvogodišnji projekat koji realizuje Beogradski fond za političku izuzetnost. Akademija podržava žene lidere u naporima da povećaju učešće žena u lokalnim samoupravama i u promovisanju pitanja rodne ravnopravnosti.  

BACKGROUND

The Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA) is a two-year direct partnership with the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE). WLA supports women leaders in increasing the participation of women in local governments and advancing gender equality agendas.

ACTIVITIES

WLA will support women holding or running for office in 2016 and it will work with political parties to nominate female candidates.  It also will create new partnerships and networks throughout Serbia to advocate for gender equality.

BACKGROUND

Towards a More Sustainable and Innovative Civil Society in Serbia is a two-year direct grant implemented by Smart Kolektiv, a Serbian civil society organization (CSO). This project increases the capacities of CSOs to establish cross-sectoral partnerships, engage in social entrepreneurship, and diversify their funding resources. At the same time, the project works with the business community to increase its engagement with CSOs and promote innovative philanthropy mechanisms and corporate social responsibility (CRS).

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Stvar izbora je dvogodišnji projekat koji sprovodi Nacionalna koalicija za decentralizaciju (NKD), lokalna mreža od 16 organizacija civilnog društva sa sedištem na jugu Srbije. Projekat podržava veću uključenost javnosti u demokratskim i izbornim procesima i zastupa bolju i bližu komunikaciju između građana Srbije i njihovih izabranih predstavnika. Takođe ima za cilj podizanje svesti javnosti o važnosti reprezentativnosti građana u demokratskom društvu i podršku učešću građana i njihov aktivizam u vršenju vlasti. 

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Last updated: September 03, 2015

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