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USAID to support Kenya’s dairy industry, and other news (04 Jun 2019)

From supporting higher education in Pakistan to responding to drought in Somalia.

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

  • The World Bank has announced a commitment of $400 million to support higher education in Pakistan. Simultaneously, they have also announced a smaller project to support the trading of sustainable electricity between central and South Asia. These projects will support Pakistan’s aim to become an upper-middle-income country by 2025. Read more in the Pakistan Observer.
  • The Dairy Development Strategy in Busia county, Kenya will receive a boost from USAID. They are to partner to develop the strategy and guide the dairy industry – currently, in Kenya, demand outstrips supply and 60,000 litres of milk are imported each year. Read more in The Star (Kenya).
  • Somalia’s ongoing drought has impacted its most vulnerable people, with 5.4 million Somalis projected to be experiencing food insecurity by July and tens of thousands internally migrating from rural areas. DFID have pledged £8 million to respond to the problem. Read more in News Ghana.
  • In Ghana, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated the government’s commitment to promoting inclusive development in the north of the country. He was speaking at the opening of the inaugural Northern Ghana Development Conference. Read more in Abangh (Ghana).
  • In Nepal, the government have proposed a new policy that would prevent international NGOs from financing religious or political institutions. Following protest from the NGO sector, the policy has yet to be introduced. Read more in the Kathmandu Post.

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