Rights Live in All Languages: Promoting Indigenous Rights in Mexico

Indigenous Peoples remain among the world’s most marginalized populations and often face systematic exclusion from their nation’s social, economic, and political systems. According to Mexico’s 2020 census, more than 7.3 million people aged three years and older speak one of the country’s 68 indigenous languages, representing six percent of the total population with 25 million…

Building Resilience into a River Basin

Along the Limpopo River, USAID is tackling severe water and sanitation challenges in targeted municipalities and protected areas from the river’s source in South Africa to its mouth at the Indian Ocean on the coast of Mozambique. This success story highlights how the Resilient Waters Program’s support to local municipalities living around the river to…

The First Seven: Women Leadership in Tajikistan’s New Generation of Appraisers

With only 7 percent of its territory arable, Tajikistan’s land is valuable. Although the country took steps to allow citizens to freely buy and sell rights to use the land, the lack of national appraisal standards and professional institutions to support their implementation made it difficult to determine how the land should be priced for…

From Plan to Prosperity: Tajikistan’s First Land Auction

After learning about a local land auction, 30-year-old entrepreneur Izatullo Boboev placed a winning bid on a land plot. In total, the first land auctions supported by the Feed the Future Land Market Development Activity leased 63.64 hectares of land and will generate approximately US$102,167 in revenue for local governments over five years. This is,…

After Six Years, Justice and a Future for “Shohob-1”

In August 2012, when Safar Tagoev established dehkan farm “Shohob-1” in Tajikistan’s Yovon District, he planned to use the land to improve his economic livelihood and grow food for his family. In October 2013, however, district authorities seized more than half of his 74 hectares, distributing them to other farms and a commercial entity. The…

A Farmer’s Confidence in His Future: Fostering Secure Tenure for Land Users in Tajikistan

From 2016 to 2020, the Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity worked with the State Unitary Enterprise for the Registration of Immovable Property (SUERIP) to streamline the process for land users to formalize their land use rights. This included promoting key regulations, which led to national implementation of a single-window approach and automated…

Tajik Librarian Creates a Reading Corner to Promote Reading Skills

To address the lack of age-relevant reading materials, space, and trained librarians, the USAID Read with Me project provided over 400,000 books and trained over 1,700 school librarians to both increase the availability of these resources and improve library operations to foster a reading environment for children. The USAID project also encouraged teachers, librarians, and…

Shaping the Next Generation of Tajikistan’s Writers

USAID’s Read with Me project improves reading comprehension over fluency, provides modern methods to teach analytical reading, donates books and arranges events for students to meet and ask questions to acclaimed writers, all with the goal of improving teacher training, student literacy, and advancing learning in Tajikistan.

Books Ensure Continued Education for Children with Disabilities in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, not every student attends class on a regular basis; in some cases, physical ailments and other disabilities can detract children from learning. However, USAID’s Read with Me project provides interventions and modern pedagogy trainings focused on inclusive education. Regardless of students’ physical challenges, the Read with Me project ensures these children benefit from…

Moldovan Entrepreneurs Attract Tourists with Authentic Experiences

The Moldova Competitiveness Project (MCP), funded by USAID and the Swedish Government, has been supporting Moldova’s tourism industry since 2013 stimulating economic growth in even the most rural regions, stimulating the emergence of tourism entrepreneurs, and contributing to a reduction in poverty and migration. The Hospitality + Moldova program provides investments in rural guesthouses for…