United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

logo USAIDThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the principal U.S. Government agency that extends assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. At the same time, it expands stable, free societies, builds the capacity of local institutions and fosters markets and trade partnerships. Through investments in science, technology and innovation, USAID is harnessing the same forces that yielded the great breakthroughs of the past to transform more lives than ever before.