August 22, 2017

From 2011-2017, the U.S. Agency for International Development Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation Facility for Asia and the Pacific (USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific) assisted countries across the Asia-Pacific region develop 36 adaptation projects that successfully leveraged $576 million in investments.

USAID and Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) launch partnership.
August 21, 2017

The United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI), have announced a new partnership for reducing illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Through the partnership, they will establish an innovative system for promoting sustainable fisheries and marine biodiversity conservation. Piloted in Bitung, Indonesia, the new electronic regional catch documentation and traceability (CDT) system will help small- and large-scale fisheries promote fair and ethical seafood supply chains and meet regional and international import standards.

August 7, 2017

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is guaranteeing an $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond that will provide access to credit, market linkages, and affordable goods and services for an estimated 385,000 Southeast Asian women.

July 16, 2017

Human trafficking is a global crime that involves the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purposes of exploitation. In Asia, the International Labor Organization estimates more than 11 million people are victims of forced labor.

July 16, 2017

USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons (USAID Asia CTIP) is a $21 million ($125 million with buy-ins), five-year (2016-2021) regional initiative that works to combat the root causes and incentives that drive human trafficking and build a strong regional network for information exchange that will bolster enforcement efforts and assist in serving survivors. It also works to reduce trafficking of persons by identifying and disseminating successful evidence-based practices in trafficking in persons interventions and research; enhancing cooperation between source, transit and destination countries; and increasing opportunities for private sector leadership.


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