Participants at a USAID-supported counter-trafficking seminar learn how to raise awareness about child trafficking and provide support on how to avoid trafficking problems. Credit: International Organization for Migration
USAID and Chevron Nebitgaz—through the international organization Junior Achievement Worldwide—help Turkmenistan’s young people succeed by providing them knowledge in economics, entrepreneurship, and tourism. Credit: Junior Achievement
USAID/Turkmenistan Handing Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration
A mother measures the height of her child as part of the Healthy Families campaign. The project has touched the lives of 28,000 mothers and their young children through trainings and outreach to new moms. Credit: USAID Quality Health Care Project
Sharing long borders with Afghanistan and Iran, and serving as a key link to the South Asian subcontinent, Turkmenistan could play a critical role in advancing regional integration and stability. The country’s large oil and gas reserves also make it a pivotal supplier for regional and world markets. As the former Soviet Republic emerges from decades of isolation, the United States supports Turkmenistan in its efforts to foster a more open and integrated society.
USAID works with the people and Government of Turkmenistan to strengthen and diversify their economy, build up nascent civil society institutions, increase good governance and improve the quality of key health care services. As part of the USAID Mission to Central Asia, USAID in Turkmenistan participates in a range of regional programming, including the U.S. Government’s New Silk Road initiative, which increases regional connections between the economies and peoples of South and Central Asia — including Afghanistan — to foster greater stability and prosperity across the region.
Last updated: December 22, 2015