The political and socio-economic environment has stabilized following the 2010 democratic presidential election. However, repeated delays of legislative elections, a lack of independent institutions and rampant corruption hinder Guinea’s prosperity. USAID’s activities therefore focus on promoting transparency and accountability within government institutions and civil society. In addition, USAID supports capacity building within the media sector to ensure a stronger objective analysis of Guinea’s most salient issues.
Through activities that strengthen health systems and raise community awareness, USAID is assisting Guinea in delivering an integrated package of health services to its citizens. The program is focused on critical priority efforts that reduce maternal mortality, increase child survival and prevent and treat infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS.
A range of projects funded by USAID enhance economic opportunities for small businesses, farmers, women and youth, and encourage better economic governance. USAID's cross-cutting approaches are best reflected by its new innovation unit, built on the principles of USAID Forward and dedicated to strengthening local capacity, developing public-private partnerships and advancing sustainable solutions.
USAID has been investing in natural resource management in Guinea for more than 20 years. Through support to the U.S. Forest Service, USAID is improving environmental policy, raising public awareness about biodiversity and involving communities in the participatory management of forests and natural resources.
Last updated: October 01, 2013