About Middle East Regional
Many challenges in the Middle East and North Africa, including the unprecedented migration of refugees, water security, gender-based violence, trade and violent extremism, are inherently transnational and benefit from regional responses.
The Office of Technical Support in USAID’s Middle East Bureau takes on some of the region’s most pressing issues by conducting analytical work and research and designing pilot initiatives that advance the development agenda. These activities often support work in individual partner countries in the Middle East and share lessons learned and best practices between country programs to improve the impact of the Agency’s work in the region.
We manage regional programs in economic growth; democracy, governance, peace, and security; gender and youth; health; education; water security; and climate change. This important work addresses cross-border challenges, often by linking to regional institutions or networks.
Last updated: November 21, 2016