USAID: United States Agency International Development – By Prince Tech. Foundation
By: Nwankwo Prince (The CEO: PRINCE TECH. FOUNDATION)
For: USAID (The American People)
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
In order to support these goals, President John. F. Kennedy created the United States Agency for International Development by executive order in 1961.
USAID’s mission statement highlights two complementary and intrinsically linked goals: ending extreme poverty and promoting the development of resilient, democratic societies that are able to realize their potential. They fundamentally believe that ending extreme poverty requires enabling inclusive, sustainable growth; promoting free, peaceful, and self-reliant societies with effective, legitimate governments; building human capital and creating social safety nets that reach the poorest and most vulnerable.
“If we are really going to transform [developing] economies
and create opportunity for hundreds of millions of
people who live on a dollar a day or below that, we need
to engage private companies and reshape what’s possible. ”—Former USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah; Politico: Open Mike Interview, August 1, 2014
Assistance to Foreign Countries:
U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America’s interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.
Spending less than 1 percent of the total federal budget, USAID 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;
- Improve environmental sustainability;
- Further education;
- Help societies prevent and recover from conflicts; and
- Provide humanitarian assistance in the wake of natural and man-made disasters.
USAID recognizes that achieving sustainable solutions to global challenges requires us to work in close collaboration with countries, partners of all sizes, citizens and the wider development community.
They are passionate about embracing a new model of development that taps into the expertise, resources and innovations of a diverse array of organizations across the public, private and non-profit sectors that can bring groundbreaking solutions to solving development challenges. They are increasingly focused on fostering locally-owned, sustainable solutions by creating new ways to work directly with local entrepreneurs, civil society organizations and partner country governments to help nations build innovative economies and democratic societies connected to our own.
To find out how you can work with USAID to improve millions of lives around the world, visit:
To know more about USAID visit: https://www.usaid.gov/
Contact USAID on:
U.S. Agency For International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20523
Facebook: Facebook. com/usaid
for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: usaid.gov/partnerships