Since a devastating earthquake in 2010, the U.S. Government has committed $4.2 billion in assistance to help Haiti transition from disaster relief to a long-term development plan. While challenges remain, key advancements in health services, investments in the agriculture sector, municipal governance and legal protections for vulnerable populations as well as investments in infrastructure amount to real improvements. The U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is working to build a stable and economically viable Haiti. The focus of U.S.
In Honduras, USAID programs strengthen the participation of marginalized groups in local and national governance; increase food security for the poorest sectors of society; support renewable energy and environmental conservation; expand basic education and skills training for at-risk youth and adults; and enhance citizen access to quality public education and health services by improving the performance of local governments, authorities, and civil society.
On track to become the world’s most populous country by 2030, India faces the difficult task of providing its growing population with access to quality health care, potable water, education and clean energy. The U.S. supports India’s efforts to deliver these services as a strategic partner and ally in maintaining regional stability, expanding regional trade and addressing development challenges.
Indonesia’s growing economy, young democracy and location among key international maritime straits make it an important trade and security partner to the United States. Indonesia constitutes the world’s third largest democracy and fourth most populous nation, with the largest economy in Southeast Asia and some of the world’s most diverse natural resources. Yet Indonesia is home to a disproportionate amount of the world’s extreme poor. More than half of the world’s extreme poor live in just five countries, Indonesia included.
USAID, alongside other U.S. government agencies, works closely with Iraqi national, provincial, and local governments, international institutions, and a network of local partners.
USAID has implemented activities designed to strengthen infrastructure, stabilize communities, foster economic and agricultural growth, and help the various levels of government better represent and respond to the needs of the Iraqi people.
Since Jamaica gained independence from the British in 1962, the country enjoyed significant development progress in its social, economic, and political history. However over the years the country has been challenged by a persistent fiscal deficit and heavy indebtedness. These challenges are also exacerbated by the current global economic crisis.
Jordan, a country of 9.5 million people, is a voice for moderation, peace and reform in the Middle East. Its central geographic position – bordered by Iraq, Syria, the West Bank, Israel and Saudi Arabia – brings it into constant contact with regional turbulence that affects its political climate and its economy. Calls for greater freedoms across the Arab world have increased domestic pressure on the Government of Jordan to speed the pace of promised reforms to improve economic conditions, strengthen democratic practices and governance, and reduce public corruption.
Kazakhstan has enjoyed steady economic growth since independence in1991 but continues to face development challenges. The United States partners with Kazakhstan to support its emergence as a regional leader able to contribute to peace and prosperity in Central Asia and beyond.
Kenya has the largest, most diversified economy and the second largest population in East Africa. It also has a young, ambitious and well-educated workforce eager to contribute to the development of the country. These factors have helped the country become a leader in mobile-money and information-and-communication technology. As “the gateway to East Africa,” Kenya plays a vital role as a transportation hub for much of sub-Saharan Africa.
As Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) looks to play a greater role with its neighbors – it borders Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam – challenges remain in helping improve health and nutrition among women and children as well as ensuring that people with disabilities receive the quality care they need to contribute to the country’s future.
A small nation of more than 4 million people, Lebanon’s strategic location, the diversity of its citizens, and its entrepreneurial spirit have long made it a center of trade and culture and a bridge between Europe and the Middle East. Since the end of the Civil War in 1990, Lebanon has been working hard, despite continued sectarian strife—and now the crisis in neighboring Syria—to rebuild its physical, social and economic infrastructure.
Lesotho suffers from high infant mortality rates and levels of malnutrition, in addition to having a high prevalence of tuberculosis and an HIV/AIDS prevalence of 23.4 percent (UNAIDS 2014). Decreased revenues from the Southern Africa Custom’s Union, due to the recent global economic downturn, have resulted in severe budget constraints for the government. One of the U.S. Government’s top priorities in Lesotho is strengthening democratic institutions.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports Libya’s transition to a democratic and peaceful nation. USAID works with civil society, municipal councils, national government, entrepreneurs, and a range of civil society groups, including those representing women and marginalized communities, in their efforts to improve Libyan lives. These partnerships help improve citizen confidence in Libya’s government, both national and local, and support the ongoing democratic transition.
Last year, USAID's mission in Malawi completed a five year, $700m Country Development Cooperation Strategy that promotes integrated development with the goal of “Malawians’ quality of life improved” and three objectives: Social Development Improved, Sustainable Livelihoods Increased, Citizen Rights and Responsibilities Exercised. This new strategy furthers USAID’s commitment to development partnership with the government and people of Malawi based on true accountability and collaboration.
Maldives is an archipelago of 1,200 coral islands grouped in 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean. With its highest point only eight feet above sea level, it is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to global climate change. Located along major international shipping routes, a peaceful and resilient Maldives is critical to maritime security and regional stability.
USAID programs address climate-related impacts such as rising sea levels, increasing shortages of potable water and droughts.
Last updated: January 16, 2017