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USAID Madagascar’s Country Profile

For 37 years, USAID has partnered with the Malagasy people like "mpirahalahy mianala" ('brothers walking in the forest' -- a well-known Malagasy proverb) to accomplish their development goals in the face of ongoing challenges. In coordination with the Government of Madagacar, the United States delivers assistance in the areas of health, food security and emergency assistance, environment and biodiversity, energy, and governance through non-governmental organizations, community associations, and other private groups.

In 2020, USAID’s assistance to Madagascar totaled $133.5 million, including $74.5 million for the health sector, where the United States is the largest single-country donor.  In 2021 USAID’s assistance will rise to an estimated $179 million. Since 2015, USAID has committed over $236 million for emergency and development assistance to southern and southeastern Madagascar.  This assistance has helped over 1.5 million Malagasy citizens survive devastating droughts in these regions.  USAID assistance transforms the lives of millions of Malagasy people throughout the country. 

Food Security and Disaster Assistance (FSDA)

Food Security Activities in Madagascar

USAID Madagascar's two development programs, Asotry and Fararano, with funding from USAID's Office of Food for Peace, are together valued at $75 million, use a multi-sector approach targeting improvements in agriculture, governance, livelihood opportunities, health, and disaster preparedness to address chronic malnutrition. Over 30 different community-level activities are being conducted with the aim to improve life quality and reduce the stunting rate among the most vulnerable and food insecure populations of Madagascar.

Health Population and Nutrition

Health Population and Nutrition Overview

Our mission: We lead, innovate, and strategically partner to positively impact the health of the Malagasy people and foster the Government of Madagascar’s ownership and accountability. What we do: 1) Reinforce the community health system and linkages between community health volunteers and health facilities. 2) Strengthen health facility services and governance. 3) Develop strategic partnerships with public and private sectors to leverage human and financial resources. 4) Introduce and scale up high-impact innovations. 5)Use our experience and knowledge acquired implementing community-based activities to inform policy.

Health Activities

Environment & Climate Change (ECCO)

USAID Mikajy Project

Madagascar’s natural resources are more imperiled than ever. Deforestation, overfishing, and population growth are accelerating. Species are vanishing. USAID is taking on this challenge through improved environmental protection, decentralized natural resource management, and sustainable community development near biodiverse areas. Our new programs – united under the Conservation and Communities Project (CCP) - will demonstrate the extraordinary value of letting local communities lead the way.

USAID Hay Tao Project

Madagascar’s natural resources are more imperiled than ever. Deforestation, overfishing, and population growth are accelerating. Species are vanishing.

Countering Corruption and Wildlife Tracking

This three-year, USAID funded activity is led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and brings together a consortium of organizations including WWF Madagascar, TRAFFIC International, Transparency International Initiative Madagascar and Alliance Voahary Gasy (AVG). This consortium will work closely with local and national Government of Madagascar officials and anti-corruption organizations to strengthen governance in order to preserve Madagascar's unique heritage and natural resources for future generations.

Last updated: February 01, 2022

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