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Foreign Operations Assistance: Eurasia Regional


Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
April 1, 2012

   
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United States Department of State
Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia
Foreign Operations Assistance Fact Sheet, April 2012  *

EURASIA REGIONAL

United States Government (USG) Eurasia regional assistance programs promote regional security and economic cooperation, measure regional progress in democracy and governance, invest in the improved health, welfare and education of the most vulnerable, and address humanitarian needs.

Recent Successes by Areas of Focus:

Peace & Security

  • Date: 2012 Description: Eurasia Regional: FY 2011 Foreign Operations Assistance by Objective* ($000s) -- Peace and Security; Governing Justly and Democratically; Investing in People; Economic Growth; Humanitarian Assistance. - State Dept ImageU.S. support to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) enabled a range of conflict prevention and democratization initiatives. Results included incremental progress on the status of the region of Transnistria in Moldova. The Community Security Initiative helped address ethnic tensions in Southern Kyrgyzstan by positioning international police advisors on the ground to act as resources to the local community and police authorities.
  • The NATO-Russia Council (NRC) Counternarcotics (CN) Training Project for Afghan, Central Asian, and Pakistani personnel continued to deliver high-quality, professional CN training to mid-level officers, complementing existing regional and international CN training initiatives. The project involves two to three week courses of instruction aimed at mid-level officers and officials with direct responsibility for CN and related issues. As of September 2011, 79 training courses had been conducted and 1,727 officers have received training.
  • The trafficking in persons program of the International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) rolled out transnational referral mechanisms and guidelines to provide comprehensive and appropriate victims’ assistance in FY 2011.

Governing Justly and Democratically

  • BY OBJECTIVE

    FY 2011 ACTUAL

    FY 2012 ESTIMATE

    FY 2013 REQUEST

    TOTAL ($000s)

    $41,805

    $31,200

    $22,560

    Peace and Security

    $13,710

    $12,639

    $8,848

    Governing Justly and Democratically

    $7,205

    $4,098

    $2,743

    Investing in People

    $4,056

    $1,985

    $1,848

    Economic Growth

    $13,924

    $9,668

    $6,546

    Humanitarian Assistance

    $2,910

    $2,810

    $2,575

    The Eurasia Regional Program published three indices in FY 2011, including Nations in Transit (NIT), the Media Sustainability Index (MSI), and the Non-Governmental Organization Sustainability Index (NGOSI). These unparalleled sources for information on overall democracy, media, and NGO trends in the Europe and Eurasia region assist donors and governments in assessing priorities, measuring potential broad impacts of programs, monitoring country progress, and making funding decisions.

Economic Growth

  • Key achievements resulting from the Partners for Financial Stability (PFS) project in FY 2011 included the preparation of four technical briefs addressing the impact on regional financial systems of the global financial crisis and other vulnerabilities, as well as capital markets in the region. In FY 2011, the PFS project trained 66 financial sector supervisors, established five financial sector training and/or certification programs, trained 39 financial sector professionals on international standards, and introduced three material improvements that reduced market risks in financial infrastructure institutions. PFS has achieved a three-to-one ratio of cost-sharing from local partners.
  • BY ACCOUNT

    FY 2011 ACTUAL

    FY 2012 ESTIMATE

    FY 2013 REQUEST

    TOTAL ($000s)

    $41,805

    $31,200

    $22,560

    Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia

    $37,860

    $29,500

    $0

    Economic Support Fund

    $2,495

    $0

    $21,137

    Global Health Programs - USAID

    $450

    $1,050

    $1,100

    International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

    $0

    $0

    $323

    Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining and Related Programs

    $1,000

    $650

    $0

    The Eurasia Region is being made more competitive, spurring economic growth and creating jobs through the delivery of new skills to entrepreneurs through entrepreneurship centers and management training, the encouragement of trade and economic integration, the expansion of technical knowledge through more than 100 regional networking events, the sponsorship of technical training for a couple of hundred IT companies, and the support of feasibility studies for Microsoft Innovation Centers.
  • FY 2011 achievements in energy include the advancement of regional transmission planning and energy security through the development of an optimal power flow model, the adoption of transparent regulations for public hearings and consultations on energy matters, and steady progress on developing a market monitoring system for the Energy Community. In FY 2011, USG programs trained 326 individuals in various energy areas and leveraged $16 million for energy infrastructure projects. A key near-term achievement is expected to be the completion of the first Shale Gas Regulatory and Environmental Assessment in the region (Ukraine).

Humanitarian Assistance

  • The Humanitarian Transport program processed and donated more than $17 million in surplus medical equipment, supplies and disaster relief items to needy recipients in the Former Soviet Union, earning substantial goodwill by ensuring effective use of items that would otherwise have been discarded or destroyed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Coordinator's Office Annual Reports
www.foreignassistance.gov
Millennium Challenge Corporation

*This fact sheet does not reflect Peace Corps funding or centrally managed or regional Foreign Operations funding that is not specifically budgeted Eurasian Region.



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