USAID at 60

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USAID at 60. A photo collage of four children


On November 3, 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the United States Agency for International Development. It focused on long-range economic and social development. Today, USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results.

Over the past six decades, the American people, through USAID, have been partnering with people globally to improve health, education, and economic prosperity. USAID has a long-standing history and reputation partnering with countries around the world to implement long-term development efforts and working together with individuals, communities, countries to improve everyday lives.


Last updated: November 30, 2021