What is USAID??

About us

USAID is the world’s premier international development agency driving efforts to build a world that is safer, healthier, and more prosperous for everyone. In support of America’s foreign policy, USAID leads the U.S. Government’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.

Transforming communities

What we do

USAID programs address development challenges by partnering with organizations across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to harness their expertise innovation, and sustainable solutions.

Promote global health

Investments in global health protect Americans and promote social social and economic progress.

Empower women & girls

Peace and progress can be sustained only with women’s equal access to economic opportunities and civic participation.

Support global stability

We address poverty around the world to reduce conflict and instability

Deliver humanitarian aid

When disaster strikes, we provide urgently needed lifesaving supplies.

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where we work

Accelerating progress globally

USAID operates Missions in 80-plus countries and programs in more than 100 countries. Through assistance programs, the Agency invests in the accelerations of progress and prosperity in partner countries all over the world.


  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe and Eurasia
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Middle East
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