Wednesday, 14 July 2010

US supports Yemen’s development with $114 million

By Nasser Arrabyee/14/07/2010

The United States said it supported Yemen’s development with $ 114 million.

In a statement issued Wednesday, the US embassy in Sana’a said that the American Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded three implementation agreements and contracts worth $114 million as part of the $121 million assistance agreement it signed with the Yemeni government in September 2009.

The statement said that $26.5 million was awarded to Counterpart International, the Research Triangle Institute, and the National Democratic Institute to implement USAID's Responsive Governance Project, which will assist the Government of Yemen on policy and institutional reforms and capacity-building that will contribute to more equitable development in Yemen.

And $80 million was awarded to Creative Associates International and a consortium including Civic Democratic Initiatives Support Foundation, Yemen Partners for Democratic Change, and Yemen Education for Employment to implement USAID's Community Livelihoods Project that will assist the Government of Yemen in its efforts to improve livelihoods, increase access to basic services and broaden citizen participation and prospects for economic development in targeted communities.

The remaining $7.75 million was awarded to International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) to monitor and evaluate the impact of the overall assistance package. Through USAID's Monitoring and Evaluation Project, IBTCI will establish an information platform to track and analyze results and the programs' impact upon development in Yemen.

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