ADS Chapter 220

Speeches Shim

Strengthening the Capacity of Partner Governments through Government-to-Government (G2G) Assistance

Functional Series 200 – Programming

Full Revision Date: 01/13/2021
Responsible Office: M/CFO and PPL
File Name: 220_011321


The vision of the Journey to Self-Reliance in the development policy of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) includes the Agency’s commitment to support partner governments in planning, financing, and implementing solutions to local development challenges. To this end, USAID seeks to strengthen our relationships with partner governments and transition our engagement from traditional donor-recipient roles to an increased emphasis on investing foreign assistance in a manner that recognizes the role of the government in a country’s development and decreases—or eliminates—the need for foreign assistance in the future. But investing through partner governments is not an end in itself; such financial relationships must advance measurable development goals, increase the capacity of national and local systems and institutions, and bring us closer to the end of the need for foreign assistance.


Last updated: August 17, 2022