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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the independent U.S. agency that provides economic, development, and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of U.S. foreign policy goals.

For nearly 50 years, USAID has been working to promote: broadly shared economic prosperity; strengthen democracy and good governance; improve global health, food security, environmental sustainability, and education; help societies prevent and recover from conflicts; and provide humanitarian assistance in the wake of natural and man-made disasters.

Headquartered in Washington D.C., USAID’s strength is its over 100 field offices around the world where it works in close proximity with private voluntary organizations, indigenous organizations, universities, the private sector, international agencies, other governments, and other U.S. government agencies.