Afghanistan and Pakistan, USAID's two largest assistance programs, reflect the United States' commitment to the region's long-term stability and human progress.
Nowhere in the world is development such an important part of U.S. engagement efforts as it is in Africa. The changing tide on the continent requires a new kind of partnership. Today, Africans are the architects of their development, not just beneficiaries. Donors support their plans, they do not dictate them.
Home to more than half the world's population, Asia is the fastest-growing region on earth. The region continues to grapple with large pockets of poverty, malnutrition, food insecurity, environmental degradation, corruption and fragile institutions of governance. USAID seeks to partner with Asian governments and civil society, businesses and non-profits to harness the innovation and ideas that can tackle these challenges and create a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for the people of Asia and the United States.
Having emerged from decades of authoritarian rule, most of Europe and Eurasia has embraced political and economic reform, leading to vibrant growth and inspiring democratic transformations. But development challenges still slow the area’s growth and transformation into a region that is whole, free and at peace. USAID continues to address the pervasive corruption, political stagnation, significant poverty and undeveloped policy and regulatory environments that hold the region back. As a region of increasing economic importance, our investments help support American trade and investment. And as home to several NATO allies, our development ties strengthen critical national security bonds.
Many Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations have experienced monumental growth and change in the past several decades, and USAID has partnered with these countries to make important progress. Despite the global financial crisis, the region averaged a three percent annual increase in economic growth between 2000 and 2012. Health indicators have greatly improved in the region: for example, maternal mortality has fallen from 140 to 81 deaths per 100,000 live births since 1990. Political advances have been notable, as well: free elections, vibrant civil society, and responsive governments are mostly the norm.
The American people, through USAID, support the people of the Middle East and North Africa as they strive for peace and prosperity. USAID responds to needs in the region by promoting inclusive economic growth, improving education and healthcare, supporting local democratic processes, strengthening civil society and addressing cross-border issues including water scarcity and the regional impact of conflict
View an Interactive Map of USAID Projects
The following map depicts the locations of USAID-funded projects to better monitor development results, improve aid effectiveness and coordination, and enhance transparency and social accountability. The map depicts the total number of unique projects at the administrative one boundary level (i.e. region, state, province). A subset of USAID’s missions has been chosen to participate in the initial rollout of the map. Over time the intent is to display a comprehensive portfolio of agency projects on the map.
Last updated: October 31, 2016