U.S. im­pact at a glance

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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.

In Afghanistan

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.

In In­dia

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.

In Nepal

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.

In Bangladesh

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.

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