Agency Specific Information
The Eurasia Foundation primarily provides small grants funded by public
and private resources to a variety of organizations to obtain rapid
response in economic and democratic reform, and education and training.
European Bank for
Two investment funds in Russia involve the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD): (1) the multilateral Russia
Small Business Fund, which funds capital and business advisory services
for micro and small enterprises in Russia and (2) the U.S. EBRD Regional
Venture Fund, which will provide capital to recently privatized medium to
large sized Russian enterprises in the Lower Volga region.
Exchanges and Training
The project was developed as a flexible means to provide exchanges and
training that support the transition to free market economies and
democratic governance. The project also tries to build sustainable links
between professional associations of the United States and the
foster continuing education among educational institutions and strengthen
indigenous training capacities.
Farmer to Farmer
As part of its global Farmer to Farmer program,
's Office of Private
Voluntary Cooperation sends American agriculturalists to the
provide direct technical assistance to farmers, food processors, farmers'
associations, and other agricultural organizations.
helps promote effective and competitive agribusiness systems by
working through U.S. agribusiness associations to support the
involvement of their member companies and cooperatives in developing
long term business ventures. The project focuses on five components:
storage systems, marketing efficiency, agribusiness partnerships,
privatized farm support for Russia, and program design and management.
Fund for Large Enterprises
The fund is designed to stimulate the restructuring of medium to
large sized enterprises that are emerging from the privatization program in
Health Care Initiatives
The project addresses three key problems: (1) the declining quality of
health care, (2) the collapse of the pharmaceutical and medical supply