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About USAID

USAID is the world’s premier international development agency driving efforts to build a world that is safer, healthier, and more prosperous for everyone.
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.

Catalyze Innovation

We accelerate lasting change that uplifts communities and makes the world better.

Promote Global Health

Investments in global health protect Americans and promote 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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ACCELERATING PROGRESS GLOBALLY

Where we work

USAID operates Missions in 80-plus countries and programs in more than 100 countries. Through assistance programs, the Agency invests in the acceleration of progress and prosperity in partner countries all over the world.
Africa
Asia
Europe and Eurasia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East

FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Our mission

We promote and demonstrate democratic values abroad and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. In support of America's foreign policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development 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.
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HELPING USAID DIVERSIFY ITS PARTNER BASE

What is the New Partnerships Initiative?

Through the New Partnerships Initiative, USAID aims to remove barriers to partner engagement and advance a collaborative model that better supports new and underutilized partners. The Agency is also streamlining access to resources from the American people to accelerate progress and ensure a lasting development impact.