USAID office reopening soon [Archives:2003/03/Local News]

January 20 2003

A delegation from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is currently in Yemen for the final steps to reopen its Yemen USAID office and define future program goals.
USAID is expected to continue to support the Poverty Reduction Strategy and to provide assistance in vital areas such as health and education, all based on the US government commitment to enhance the welfare of the Yemeni people. This emphasizes the importance that the U.S. government accords to development as a necessary companion to security measures.
Since the 1960s, USAID has carried out numerous development programs in Yemen, such as road-building, water projects, building of schools, agricultural research and mineral surveys, NGO development, legislative and judicial reform, university scholarships and health training.