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USAID

U.S. Agency for International Development

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Agency overview

Mission

To shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just and democratic world, and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.

Current priorities

  • Investing in agricultural productivity so countries can feed their people
  • Combatting maternal and child mortality and deadly diseases like HIV, malaria and tuberculosis
  • Providing life-saving assistance in the wake of disaster
  • Promoting democracy, human rights and good governance around the world
  • Fostering private sector development and sustainable economic growth
  • Helping communities adapt to a changing environment
  • Elevating the role of women and girls

Organization

USAID has twelve independent offices and thirteen bureaus throughout the world. Learn more about the organizational structure.

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Profiles of service

Amy Meyer

Amy Meyer

Director
Office of Economic Growth
Pakistan Mission

Led USAID’s Economic Growth Office in Pakistan, helping to build the program from a two-person office to a $200 million initiativeLearn more

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

The Best Places to Work rankings measure employee satisfaction and commitment and draws on responses from nearly 421,000 federal employees across 379 federal agencies and subcomponents. In the 2016 edition, the U.S Agency for International Development ranked 19th out of 27 midsize agencies.Learn more

Number of USAID employees by Country