The USAID office in Brazil is a strategic partnership mission. To maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of its programs, USAID works through partnerships with the the public and private sectors and civil society. The three focus areas are trilateral cooperation, public-private partnerships, and environmental partnerships to help conserve the Brazilian Amazon.
USAID works with the Brazilian government to improve food security in third countries, including Mozambique, Honduras, and Haiti. The partnerships seek to increase agricultural productivity and improve children’s health and nutrition. They support research activities, renewable energy projects, and trainings for farmers.
In partnership with private corporations, USAID strives to develop sustainable solutions supporting education, workforce development, income generation, and environmental projects. Focus is placed on women and at-risk youth.
Approximately 100 corporations have partnered with USAID, primarily through Mais Unidos (+Unidos), a unique group created by the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, USAID, and 30 Fortune 500 corporations to collaborate on development efforts. The group coordinates activities, optimizes limited resources, and provides more efficient results.
USAID partners with the Brazilian government and civil society to enhance biodiversity and natural resources conservation in protected areas and indigenous lands in the Brazilian Amazon. Emphasis is placed on science, technology, innovation, and on partnerships to improve biodiversity conservation practices.
Last updated: September 12, 2014