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Reducing the development gap in the Asean, and other news (10 September 2019)

ASEAN ministers look to narrow the development gap in the bloc, and Kenya's Kisii County appeal for funding to support women and youth activities

Each week we highlight some of the international development stories from across the globe that have caught our attention.

  • During the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Ministers' meeting in Bangkok, the member countries restated their commitment to narrowing the development gap within the Asean economic bloc. A recent report produced in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank has shown sustained growth of income to member countries, leading to progress in social development and poverty reduction. Read more in Malay Mail.

  • Kisii County, Kenya, have appealed for further funds to support development activities for women and youth in the area. USAID organisations have previously helped to improve training programmes for country officials and administrators in Kisii County. Read more in Kenya News.

  • The USAID-funded cooperative initiative has been launched in Malawi, aiming to enhance cooperative business performance through tailored technical assistance and improve the cooperative enabling environment in the country. Read more in Maravi Post.