Community health workers help women in Togo protect their health and plan their families.
USAID builds capacity for trade in West Africa, particularly for agricultural products.
Improved production, processing, and trade in the cotton and agriculture sector results in higher incomes for women.
West Africa’s tremendous resources—human, agricultural, and mineral—are dogged by political instability, poor governance, environmental degradation, disease, extreme poverty, and lack of private investment opportunities. To combat these challenges, USAID’s West Africa Mission, located in Accra, Ghana, implements innovative regional activities to address trans-boundary issues, as well as activities in countries without a USAID mission. Since West African countries often face shared problems, regional activities are designed to complement and enhance country-specific programs. USAID supports regional development in agriculture, governance, environment, health, and stability.
Last updated: December 28, 2012