Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS) - Central Asia, 2020-2025

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The goal of the USAID/Central Asia’s 2020 – 2025 Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS) is: A Self-Reliant Central Asia that is Interconnected, Independent, and Resistant to Malign Influences. The USAID/Central Asia Mission and the RDCS 2020-2025 is focused on accelerating the journey to self-reliance (J2SR) for the region and supporting key objectives in the U.S. Strategy for Central Asia. The regional development objectives (RDO) that support the RDCS goal align with the restructuring of USAID’s presence in Central Asia and USAID’s Policy Framework, which reorients our work around fostering Central Asia’s capacity and commitment to plan, finance, and implement solutions to its development challenges. As part of USAID’s restructuring of its presence in Central Asia, USAID/Central Asia’s RDCS 2020-2025 goal and the RDOs will address challenges that are regional in nature and provide solutions that are regional in their application.

Central Asia, which includes Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan is a geostrategic region important to the United States’ national security interests. A stable and secure Central Asia contributes directly to U.S. efforts to counter terrorism, support regional stability, promote energy security, and enhance economic prosperity in the region and beyond.

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Monday, March 29, 2021 - 1:00pm

Last updated: August 05, 2021