Complex Crises Fund

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Congress first appropriated Complex Crises Fund (CCF) resources in 2010 to enable the USAID Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to support programs to prevent or respond to emerging or unforeseen complex crises overseas. CCF funding allows the U.S. Government to respond to rapidly changing, complex crises that include a combination of humanitarian, political, and security dimensions. USAID deploys CCF when there is an unanticipated and overwhelming urgent need (or window of opportunity) where a U.S. Government response will help stem the rise of violent conflict and instability or advance the consolidation of peace and democracy. CCF funding contributes to overarching U.S. national security goals and is critical in situations where neglecting to act could jeopardize foreign policy interests in the near-term or impede long-term development goals. USAID has utilized CCF in more than 30 countries to date. USAID'S Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS) manages CCF. 


Libya: CCF resources will assist in strengthening key local capacities and capabilities that increase the likelihood of elections being successfully held and to strategically detect and mitigate threats to the success of the elections and political transition. CCF will fund activities to support Libya’s democratic transition and advance a unified and inclusive government capable of providing services to its citizens. CCF resources will help increase the effectiveness of key Libyan governance institutions, including as it relates to building capacity for a transparent and inclusive electoral process and credible delivery of services to the Libyan people. ($10 million)

West African Littorals: CCF is responding to urgent needs to shore up stability across the countries of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, and Togo, and will address internal threats to stability. CCF assistance will be part of a broader USAID response to improve stability in the West African Littorals and work to proactively address issues contributing to fragility in an increasingly volatile region. ($10 million)

Ethiopia: CCF contributes to Ethiopia’s transition to a democratic, resilient, and prosperous country through the implementation of the Ethiopian Government’s New Horizons of Hope reform agenda.  CCF activities will focus on: 1) supporting the ability of the Government of Ethiopia to effectively implement and communicate reforms; and 2) strengthening channels for inclusive, participatory dialogue and engagement between citizens and government during this critical transition period. ($10 million)

Guatemala: CCF supports efforts to mitigate conflict and violence in the context of the COVID-19 crisis in the Western Highlands, a region particularly vulnerable to outward migration. Activities work to strengthen the capacity of key public institutions and civil society organizations involved in conflict management; reduce levels of violence and conflict within target areas and populations; and increase citizen voice and participation in peacebuilding efforts, including support for women, youth, and indigenous peoples.  ($6 million)

Kyrgyz Republic: CCF supports efforts to promote a peaceful political transition, mitigate risks of instability, and prevent democratic backsliding. Activities focus on countering malign actors who seek to disrupt democratic processes; facilitating legitimate parliamentary and presidential elections; and enabling an inclusive political reform process based on respect for human rights, peace, and democracy.  ($6 million)

Sudan: CCF supports activities to promote a successful transition to civilian-led, democratic government at the end of the current transitional period. Activities focus primarily on the peripheries to support citizen engagement with political institutions, conflict mitigation, transitional justice, and planning for a peaceful, democratic state.  ($15 million)

Mozambique: CCF is addressing insecurity in Cabo Delgado province that threatens to destabilize a region critical to the country’s future economic growth and security. Programming focuses on mitigating the drivers of instability and violent extremism through activities to strengthen the economic and civic empowerment of youth and promote constructive engagement between communities and local governments.  ($2 million)



  • Start Date: 2010
  • USAID Appropriations to Date: $352.9 million (including transfers) 
  • Activities Funded to Date: $316.9 million

Last updated: August 04, 2021

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