USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
In support of America’s foreign policy, USAID leads the U.S. Government’s international development and disaster assistance efforts through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.
On behalf of the American people, we promote and demonstrate democratic values abroad, and advance a free, peaceful and prosperous world.
USAID finds itself at a unique moment. In our increasingly interconnected world, it is critical that we deliver assistance in the most effective, efficient way possible, empower communities to become resilient against future crises, and forge partnerships benefiting both the U.S. and the global economy. Our success lies in the hands of the talented, dedicated men and women who serve at USAID, and we have incredible stories of how USAID has helped transform the world. Read on for stories of progress and transformative impact.
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