UN General Assembly 2018

USAID and the Global Shea Alliance are helping link millions of rural people—mostly women—across West Africa to the global marketplace. The shea butter is used in cosmetics and other products for sale across the world, including the United States. (Douglas Gritzmacher for USAID)

Highlighting the Journey to Self-Reliance

We believe every person, every community, and every country wants to be empowered to lead its own future. So, USAID works with our partner countries to increase their ability to solve their own development challenges.

USAID empowers individuals, communities, and governments to advance along their unique development journey.

Our goal is to end the need for foreign assistance and the programs we implement support our partners’ journeys to self-reliance.

Latest Updates

Last updated: October 02, 2018

October 2, 2018

On September 25, Administrator Green delivered remarks at the Ending the Need for Foreign Assistance event at the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit.

September 28, 2018

Young Tunisians were some of the loudest voices clamoring for change in 2011, demanding dignity and opportunities to build their lives and contribute to their communities. USAID works with youth in some of the most marginalized and disadvantaged communities, giving them tools, resources and confidence to become proactive agents of change and to give voice to the vision they have for their country.

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September 27, 2018

USAID has been in Peru for 57 years. In that time and with our sustained support, Peru has evolved from a poverty-stricken country punctuated by periods of authoritarian rule to an upper-middle income success story with a vibrant democracy and growing trade with the United States. So why is USAID still in Peru? In many ways, USAID’s engagement in the country represents what the latter stages of the journey to self-reliance looks like.

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September 26, 2018

We're here, of course, because while many gains have been achieved in the fight against tuberculosis, I think we all know that we have much, much to do. It remains the world's number-one infectious disease killer, continuing to claim nearly two million lives each and every year. TB also disproportionately affects the most vulnerable people in our society: those who live in poverty and marginalized communities. Too many individuals with TB also face stigma and discrimination which discourages them from treatment, which means that our approach must be truly multisectoral.

September 26, 2018

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced a new business model to support the fight to end the world's number-one infectious killer, tuberculosis (TB). Through $30 million in funding and a new performance-based Global Accelerator to End TB, USAID will catalyze investments to meet the target set by the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB of treating 40 million people with the disease by 2022.