Stories


Meet the heroes of the transparency movement

From developing apps to reforming laws, these change-makers are working across Europe and Central Asia to make governments more open and accountable.  


When opening the tap is a first-time experience

A long-term project in Bosnia and Herzegovina is working towards reforming and improving a problematic water supply system throughout the country.  


Piecing together new opportunities

In Uzbekistan, a woman entrepreneur grows her textile business through creative thinking, good planning and support for her employees.  


Meet 12 change-makers pushing for women’s empowerment

In honor of International Women's Day 2018, we are highlighting 11 change makers from across the Europe and Central Asia region.  


How one man’s struggle led to a health care success in Ukraine

From one man's struggle to manage his leukemia treatment to sweeping changes in medical procurement - the landscape of health care access in Ukraine has dramatically shifted.  


2017: A year in pictures

From supporting business to protecting ecosystems, here's a snapshot of our work this year.  


The grass is greener in Armenia

Communities refuse to let climate change put them out to pasture.  


These human rights defenders are standing up for others — and themselves

These individuals have stood up for their rights and those of others. They have contributed to equality and justice, improving lives, preventing human suffering, and reminding us that human rights are…  


Big exports, bigger impact

Across Uzbekistan, fledging small businesses are proving to be a solution for vulnerable citizens. Aid for Trade supports small and medium enterprises to grow in exports and employees.  


An unlikely battlefront against climate change

With entire ecosystems under threat of mining and irrigation, Belarus vows to conserve its natural bogs. In doing so, it could prevent 500 million tons of carbon from going into the atmosphere.  

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