Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

The Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance serves to elevate and integrate democracy, human rights and governance within the Agency’s overall development portfolio and provides assistance to schools, libraries, and medical centers outside the United States that serve as study and demonstration centers for American ideas and practices.

The Bureau provides funding for:

  • The Elections and Political Processes fund supports programs in countries experiencing an urgent need due to snap elections, electoral violence, and political instability.
  • The Human Rights Grants Program provides grants to address urgent Human Rights abuses with local partners through USAID missions.

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance  (DRG) generates and disseminates knowledge about the global advancement of democracy, human rights, and governance; elevates the role of democracy, human rights, and governance in key USAID, U.S. Government, and multilateral strategies;  and provides technical support to USAID missions implementing programs in these areas.

The Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) provides funds for construction, renovation, and the purchase of durable commodities to strengthen overseas schools, hospitals, and libraries in order to build mutual understanding and friendship with people of other countries through the demonstration of the best in American ideas and practices in health and education.

Last updated: September 24, 2020

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