The Journey to Self-Reliance

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Each of USAID's programs should look forward to the day when foreign assistance is no longer necessary. Each country must lead its own development journey by financing and implementing solutions to its own development challenges.
-USAID Administrator Mark Green, August 2017

Welcome to the Journey to Self-Reliance webpage.  On this site you will be able to:

  • Read about the concept of “self-reliance” and how USAID is reorienting its policies, strategies, and program practices to better support countries to plan, finance, and implement solutions to their own development challenges;
  • Access information and supporting resources related to the Self-Reliance Metrics -- our approach for objectively tracking country progress towards self-reliance; and
  • Learn more about our plans for rolling out the self-reliance approach over the coming months.

Last updated: June 12, 2018

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