USAID plays a vital role in President Obama's national security strategy to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al Qaeda and to prevent its capacity to threaten the United States. USAID programs in agriculture, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, energy, health, and infrastructure provide Afghans and Pakistanis with the tools, technical support, capacity building and institutions for stability, economic development and security in the region. USAID assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two largest country programs, was approximately $3 billion in 2011.
In Washington, USAID's Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA) provides technical support, analysis and resource management in effectively and efficiently implementing these programs.
Last updated: February 07, 2014