Message from Assistant Administrator
2018 was an exciting year. Through USAID's commitment to
empowering women and girls
, investing in
and building new partnerships with the
, many of our partner countries made real progress.
Whether considering the historic potential of the 10 young leaders pictured above who will serve as the founding members of the European Democracy Youth Network, a community of young people who seek common ground across national, linguistic, and cultural borders, to the bold new entrepreneurs launching businesses with USAID support, I'm sure you will see this region's potential for inclusive, democratic and prosperous transformation.
Moving forward, we'd like to ensure that our friends and partners have access to the latest updates in Europe and Eurasia, so we will be issuing our newsletter each month. We'll also be highlighting the Journey to Self-Reliance underway in each one of our partner countries -- don't miss this month's focus on Armenia, written by USAID/Armenia Mission Director, Deborah Grieser.
Take a look at the video below to see snapshots of our shared accomplishments throughout the region. I know I have all the evidence I need that the prospects for 2019 look better than ever.
We hope you will follow this journey through our newsletter and by following me on Twitter @BBiermanUSAID and the Europe & Eurasia Bureau @USAIDEurope.