Bureau for Asia

USAID operates 12 regional and bilateral missions in Asia: Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Central Asian Republics, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. USAID also operates the Regional Development Mission in Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, which manages development programs in countries without Missions; and the Pacific Islands Office based in Papua New Guinea, which covers 11 countries in the Pacific.

In Washington, DC, the Bureau for Asia has the following offices that support the missions:

  • The Office of the Assistant Administrator directs and supervises all activities of the Bureau and its overseas operations.
  • The Office of East Asian Affairs supports programs in Burma, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Laos, Pacific Islands (Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu), Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.
  • The Office of South and Central Asian Affairs supports programs in Bangladesh, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • The Office of Strategic Planning Operations provides leadership for the Bureau’s strategy development, policy alignment, performance management and evaluation, outreach and communication, and the formulation and execution of Bureau program and operating expense budgets.  
  • The Office of Technical Services provides intellectual, technical and strategic leadership to the Asia and Middle East Bureaus on sectoral policies, priorities, and budgets, through analyses, strategy development, program design, technical assistance, advocacy, and information dissemination. It comprises six divisions: agriculture and food security; democracy and governance; economic growth, education; environment; and health.
  • The Administrative Management Services staff oversee management activities such as personnel management for both Civil Service and Foreign Service, organization management, security, awards, performance management, and all aspects of administrative support. 
Photo of Manpreet Anand
Deputy Assistant Administrator
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Bureau
photo of Jason Foley
Deputy Assistant Administrator
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Bureau
Anne Aarnes
Acting Assistant to the Administrator
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Bureau

Last updated: June 07, 2012

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