The REGI program focuses on two Presidential Initiatives–Feed the Future (FTF) and Global Climate Change (GCC)–and incorporates complementary work implementing the African Competitiveness and Trade Expansion (ACTE) Initiative in intra-regional and export trade, investment, and regional integration. Regional Water and biodiversity conservation programming complete the REGI portfolio.
The East African Community (EAC) is a regional economic community of five member states - Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda Tanzania and Uganda - wi th a combined population of more than 133.1 million and a 2010 GDP of $45.5 billion. USAID helps EAC to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investment.
After 13 years of ethnic warfare that resulted in 300,000 deaths, the 2006 ceasefire started a recovery process for Burundi. Today, USAID actively collaborates with the Government of Burundi (GOB), international donors, and implementing partners to upgrade health and social services, advance democracy, improve food security, and rebuild the country’s economy.
Last updated: April 03, 2014