In Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID helps make the U.S. and the hemisphere more peaceful, secure, and prosperous by strengthening the capacity of governments and private entities to combat crime, improve governance, address climate change, and create an economic environment in which the private sector can flourish and create jobs.
Throughout the region, USAID has 17 field offices, 4 regional programs, and Washington-based programs focusing on Cuba and Venezuela.
The Agency works closely with governments (national and municipal), other U.S. government agencies, civil society, private sector, development banks, and international organizations to build local capacity and achieve enduring results. Our country programs are guided by a multi-year strategic plan designed in close consultation with host-country governments to ensure that they advance national development priorities.
Last updated: July 22, 2014