Transforming Lives

Every day, all over the world, USAID brings peace to those who endure violence, health to those who struggle with sickness, and prosperity to those who live in poverty. It is these individuals — these uncounted thousands of lives — that are the true measure of USAID’s successes and the true face of USAID's programs.

February 2016—Transitions from authoritarian rule to multiparty democracy are often contentious, rocky affairs. But public radio and an organized dose of openness helped Guinea avert violence in 2015 that marred its 2010 election.

Lack of information can quickly spawn destructive rumors and misinformation that fuels conflict. Last October, USAID’s Radio Synergy program trained and deployed more than a 130 journalists in all 33 Guinean prefectures to support communications for the National Independent Electoral Commission.

Aq modern, në fakt, sa që zgjidhja alternative e kontesteve (ZAK) paraqet boshtin kurrizor të së drejtës ndërkombëtare. Meqë shtetet e ndryshme kanë sisteme të ndryshme ligjore, kontestet ndërkombëtare vështirë zgjidhen në gjykata. Metoda të ngjashme alternative mund të përdoren edhe për të zgjidhur konteste në mes të kompanive apo individëve.

Februar 2016. – Kosovo ima pravni problem. Nagomilan broj od preko 400.000 nerešenih predmeta čeka presudu, a pojedini predmeti u sudovima mogu da traju od četiri do šest godina. Više od 100.000 neizvršenih presuda posebno pogađaju poslovne sporove.

In the 1990s, the Kosovo education system was in chaos, especially for ethnic minority students. For education in their native language, Albanian-speaking students could only attend informal, privately run classes. Minority Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian children largely didn’t go to school at all.

People leaving in the village of Arijuana in Mozambique's Zambezia province must travel 25 to 50 kilometers on foot to access basic health care. The distance is often too far for the sick to undertake. A new health center in the final stages of construction, however, stands as a testament to perseverance and ingenuity amid a harsh and isolated environment.

February 2016—Kosovo has a legal problem. A backlog of more than 400,000 cases await adjudication, and cases in the courts can last four to six years. More than 100,000 unenforced judgments particularly affect business disputes.

February 2016—Women with disabilities in Ukraine are receiving better access to health care now that medical professionals understand what it’s like to lack mobility.

January 2016—The majority of internally displaced persons in Ukraine face not only financial difficulties and trouble adapting to new surroundings, but also face prejudice from local citizens and say social exclusion is a major burden.

Internal conflict left the town of Menaka in northern Mali occupied by a succession of rebel groups for three years. It also left them without electricity.

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Last updated: March 04, 2016