U.S. impact at a glance
USAID in Pakistan
Trained 11,000 health care providers, provided 126 ambulances, and upgraded 89 community health-care facilities. In 2010, helped restore 150 schools and train more than 600 teachers in Malakand. Provided finance training to 1,900 female business owners in Punjab and Sindh provinces in 2010. As part of its flood relief efforts, established 190 mobile health clinics and helped provide safe drinking water to more than 1.5 million people daily. Helped establish an international market for Pakistani mangos in a $3 million program.
Through USAID-sponsored programs, infant mortality rate has dropped by 22 percent. Over 85 percent of the population now has access to some form of health care. Over 50 percent of the judiciary has been trained. More than 70,000 loans have been extended to women-owned businesses. Four mobile phone companies with over 6.5 million subscribers.
Through USAID-supported energy conservation technology, India has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by almost 13 million tons. Improved crop yields on 500,000 hectares of land increased farmers’ incomes by 15–20 percent.
Better reproductive health across the country.
Neonatal and infant mortality rates have fallen from 33 to 20 deaths per 1,000 live births, and 48 to 41 deaths per 1,000 live births, respectively, since 2006. USAID helped more than 80,000 households adopt improved agricultural technology and access markets, increasing incomes by 50 percent. USAID has contributed to a 52 percent reduction in under-five mortality since 1996.
USAID has supported the construction of 507 cyclone shelters that accommodate 507,000 people. USAID reaches out to 20,000 religious and community leaders every year to introduce them to development initiatives. Approximately 20 million Bangladeshis receive basic health care services every year through USAID’s health programs.
In Sri Lanka
USAID partnered with the private sector to train 600 workers for new apparel jobs that pay three times the average monthly income. USAID built and repaired seven schools damaged by the conflict, accommodating thousands of students. More than 25 percent of the youth trained in a USAID workforce readiness program have obtained jobs or internships.