About us

While Southern Africa has seen significant economic growth, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa have some of the highest levels of income inequality in the world, and the overall number of people living in poverty has grown over the past two decades.  Since 1995, USAID has maintained a regional program in Southern Africa that has evolved to address the changing development challenges of the sub-region. 

Our programs increase trade and strengthen regional economic ties, address the HIV/AIDS crisis, mitigate food insecurity, support democratic processes, protect human rights and fight climate change.  USAID’s regional program complements country-specific programs by addressing cross-border issues and common development needs.  Read more about our regional programs in the following sub-sectors under "Our Work" 


Last updated: February 11, 2016

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