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United States Agency for International Development

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20523


ADMINISTRATOR Wade Warren, Acting
Deputy Administrator (vacancy)

Counselor Thomas H. Staal
Chief of Staff William R. Steiger
Executive Secretary / National Security Advisor Neilesh Shelat
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health Jennifer Adams
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Africa Cheryl Anderson, Acting
Executive Director, U.S. Global Development Lab Harry Bader, Acting
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Management Angelique M. Crumbly
Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Food Security / Deputy Coordinator for Development, Feed the Future Beth Dunford
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia Margot Ellis, Acting

Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning Susan Fine, Acting
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs Don Gressett, Acting
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Robert Jenkins, Acting
Chief Human Capitol Officer Kimberly A. Lewis
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for the Middle East Maria Longi, Acting
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Sarah-Ann Lynch, Acting
General Counsel David H. Moore
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment Charles North, Acting
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia Gloria Steele, Acting
Associate Administrator Eric G. Postel

The United States Agency for International Development works to eradicate extreme global poverty and to enable resilient and democratic societies to realize their potential.

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent Federal agency established by 22 U.S.C. 6563. Its principal statutory authority is the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.). The Agency serves as the focal point within the Government for economic matters affecting U.S. relations with developing countries. It administers international economic and humanitarian assistance programs. The Administrator is under the direct authority and foreign policy guidance of the Secretary of State.


The Agency works in over 100 countries to promote broadly shared economic prosperity, strengthen democracy and good governance, protect human rights, improve global health, advance food security and agriculture, increase environmental sustainability, further education, help societies prevent and recover from conflicts, and provide humanitarian assistance in the wake of natural and manmade disasters.


The Agency promotes the transition to and consolidation of democratic regimes throughout the world. Programs focus on such problems as human rights abuses; misperceptions of democracy and free-market capitalism; lack of experience with democratic institutions; the absence or weakness of intermediary organizations; nonexistent, ineffectual, or undemocratic political parties; disenfranchisement of women, indigenous peoples, and minorities; failure to implement national charter documents; powerless or poorly defined democratic institutions; tainted elections; and inability to resolve conflicts peacefully.

Economic Growth

The Agency promotes broad-based economic growth by addressing factors that enhance the capacity for growth and by working to remove obstacles that obstruct individual opportunity. Programs concentrate on strengthening market economies, expanding economic opportunities for the disadvantaged in developing countries, and building human skills and capacities to facilitate broad-based participation.


Environmental programs support two strategic goals: 1) reducing long-term threats to the biosphere, particularly loss of biodiversity and change in climate; 2) promoting sustainable economic growth locally, nationally, and regionally by addressing shortsighted environmental, economic, and developmental practices. Globally, USAID programs focus on reducing sources and enhancing sinks of greenhouse gas emissions and on promoting innovative approaches to the conservation and sustainable use of the planet's biological diversity. The approach adopted to address national environmental problems differs from county to country, depending on its environmental priorities. Strategies may include improving agricultural, industrial, and natural resource management practices; strengthening public policies and institutions; dialoguing with governments and international agencies; and environmental research and education.

Global Health and Population

The Agency improves access and quality of services for maternal and child health, nutrition, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health. It prevents and treats HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. It assists countries in the design and implementation of state-of-the-art public health approaches to end preventable child-maternal deaths and achieve an AIDS-free generation. The Agency takes advantage of economies of scale in procurement, technical services, and commodities. To promote sustainability, the Agency helps expand health systems and the health workforce by adopting and scaling-up proven health interventions across programs and countries. It also contributes to a cooperative global effort to stabilize world population growth and support women's reproductive rights. The types of population and health programs supported vary with the particular needs of individual countries and the kinds of approaches that local communities initiate and support.

Humanitarian Assistance and Post-Crisis Transitions

The Agency gives humanitarian assistance to save lives, reduce suffering, help victims return to self-sufficiency, and reinforce democracy. Programs focus on disaster prevention, preparedness, and mitigation; timely delivery of disaster relief and short-term rehabilitation supplies and services; preservation of basic institutions of civil governance during a disaster crisis; support for democratic institutions during periods of national transition; and building and reinforcement of local capacity to anticipate disasters and better cope with their aftermath.

Overseas Organizations

USAID country organizations are located in countries where a bilateral program is being implemented. The in-country organizations are subject to the direction and guidance of the chief U.S. diplomatic representative in the country, usually the Ambassador. The organizations report to the appropriate assistant administrators according to geographic bureaus: Africa, Asia and the Near East, Europe and Eurasia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The overseas program activities that involve more than one country are administered by regional offices. These offices may also have country organizational responsibilities for assigned countries. Generally, the offices are headed by a regional development officer.

Coordination and representative offices for development assistance provide liaison with various international organizations and represent U.S. interests in development assistance matters. These offices may be only partially staffed by USAID personnel and may be headed by employees of other U.S. Government agencies.

Sources of Information

Business Opportunities

For information on contracting opportunities, contact the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, USAID, Washington, DC 20523-0001. Phone, 202-567-4730. Fax, 202-567-4740.


Comments, complaints, feedback, ideas, questions, and recommendations may be submitted by using an online form.

Congressional Affairs

Congressional inquiries should be directed to the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs. Phone, 202-712-4340.


USAID employs professionals with a variety of managerial, operational, and technical skills to achieve its international development goals. Its workforce includes direct-hire and contract employees based in the United States and at field missions worldwide.


An electronic forms page features a selection of up-to-date USAID forms that are arranged according to form number.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

FOIA requests must be submitted in writing: email, fax, mail, or via the Public Access Link web portal. USAID Government information specialists are available to answer questions; however, the Agency does not accept verbal FOIA requests. Phone, 202-712-0960. Fax, 202-216-3070. | Email:


USAID posts news and information—congressional testimonies, events, factsheets, photographs, podcasts, speeches, and videos, as well as its "Frontlines" magazine, "Impact Newsletter", and "Impact" blog—online.

Open Government

USAID supports the Open Government initiative by posting data, records, and reports online.

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