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Letter from the Mission Director

I would like to welcome you to USAID/Paraguay’s webpage, where you will find updated information on our work and our achievements. I hope you find this information valuable.

U.S. development assistance to Paraguay began in 1942. Working with the Paraguayan people, USAID support has concentrated on agriculture, health, education, public works, and economic reform, while also strengthening democratic institutions and protecting the environment. USAID assistance has improved the quality of life of the Paraguayans and expanded the country’s economic potential.

Current USAID/Paraguay investments support the Government of Paraguay’s efforts to increase transparency, fight corruption and reduce poverty. Our work with public institutions strengthens management and governance systems, improves accountability mechanisms and professionalizes the civil service.

USAID activities increase inclusive and sustainable economic development for small-scale producers, especially vulnerable populations, including women and indigenous populations, in the Northern region. We support the development and implementation of more environmentally sustainable production practices, to reduce rates of deforestation and carbon emissions. We work for the effective inclusion of people with disabilities.

I welcome your interest in our programs and encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments.

Thank you,

Fernando Cossich

USAID/Paraguay Mission Director

Last updated: November 07, 2016

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