USAID began operating in Georgia in 1992. Over the past three decades, the American people have provided approximately $6 billion in assistance (of which $1.9 billion is from USAID) to Georgia to strengthen the country’s security, prosperity, and democratic institutions. Currently, USAID invests in approximately 40 development programs with a total value of approximately $373 million and an annual budget of more than $70 million. Current USAID programs focus on: facilitating economic reforms, private sector investment, and job creation; strengthening democratic institutions to better respond to citizen needs; helping Georgians –  including members of underrepresented groups such as ethnic minority communities, women, youth, and persons with disabilities – participate in democratic processes and civic life; diversifying energy sources to promote green energy and greater energy security; building resilience against disinformation; and improving education and professional skills to prepare Georgians to better meet the demands of a modern economy. These programs are especially important as Georgia continues to integrate with Euro-Atlantic institutions.