Bureau for Europe and Eurasia

On behalf of the American people, USAID responds to opportunities and challenges in Europe and Eurasia (E&E) through innovative, sustainable, and replicable programs emphasizing democratic governance, economic growth, health, education, and social protection. These programs help to support our partner countries in E&E in their transitions to stable, prosperous, free-market, pluralistic democracies. USAID assistance to the region totaled $614.3 million in 2011.

USAID operates programs in fifteen countries through eleven missions and a Regional Services Center based in Budapest. Missions or offices are located in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia (includes Montenegro), and Ukraine (includes Moldova and Belarus). Serbia and Ukraine are regional missions which provide support to activities in Montenegro, Moldova, and Belarus. The Bureau also administers U.S. assistance to the International Fund for Ireland.

In Washington, the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia comprises five offices that support the missions.

  • The Office of the Assistant Administrator (EE/AA) directs and supervises all activities of the Bureau and its overseas operations. The Office also includes the Administrative Management Staff (EE/AMS), that oversees management activities such as personnel assignment, organization management, and administrative support.
  • The Program Office (EE/PO) provides leadership for Bureau planning, program policy development, operating and program budget planning and implementation, performance monitoring, reporting, and evaluation, as well as support for project development and implementation. The Office is comprised of two divisions: the Strategic Planning and Analysis Division and the Financial Services Division.
  •  The Office of Democracy, Governance and Social Transition (EE/DGST) provides the Bureau and the field missions with technical and strategic expertise on policy, program design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and program management in democracy, governance, health, education, and other social programmatic areas. The Office, which directly designs and manages some regional programs, is comprised of three teams: the Democracy and Governance Team, the Social Transition Team, and the Health Team.
  • The Office of Economic Growth provides the Bureau and the field missions with technical and strategic expertise in support of the Bureau’s core objective of creating functioning market economies in the former socialist states of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Specifically, the Office focuses on macroeconomic policy reform, economic restructuring, energy and infrastructure reform and private sector development, and on developing the microeconomic foundation required to sustain competitive economic growth. The Office, which designs and manages a limited number of economic growth programs, is comprised of two divisions: the Market Transition Division and the Energy and Infrastructure Division, which includes climate change; and the Environment Compliance Unit.
  • The Office of Europe and Eurasia Country Affairs (EE/EECA) provides field Mission representation in Washington and provides the Bureau and interagency colleagues with resident expertise on country conditions and on USAID’s programs to inform decisions, policies, and priorities. 
Susan Kosinski Fritz
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator
Jonathan Katz, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia
Deputy Assistant Administrator

Last updated: December 04, 2014

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