USAID Urban – Where We Work

Through our assistance programs, USAID plays an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. The investment we make in developing countries has long-term benefits for America and the American people. Development now takes its place alongside defense and diplomacy as the three essential components of American foreign policy.

The following map depicts the locations of USAID-funded projects to better monitor development results, improve aid effectiveness and coordination, and enhance transparency and social accountability. A subset of USAID urban projects has been chosen to participate in the initial roll out of the map. Over time the intent is to display a comprehensive portfolio of agency projects on the map.

AFGHANISTANUSAID in Afghanistan, is focused on promoting a stable, inclusive, and increasingly prosperous country. The key elements of USAID’s strategy going forward are solidifying the gains made in health, education, and women’s empowerment, spurring further economic growth through agriculture and private sector development, and supporting effective, transparent Afghan governance. Read more about USAID's work in Afghanistan here.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA USAID in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) contributes to U.S. Government objectives in the country by helping BiH progress toward a harmonized economy, effective and transparent government institutions with a strong civil society, and a multi-ethnic, tolerant society. Helping the country to become a more stable country, closer to Euro-Atlantic integration, is USAID's goal. Reaching this objective includes establishing functional state-level institutions, inclusion of minorities in the political process, compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights, GDP growth, increased economic competitiveness, and a clear strategy for EU accession. Read more about USAID's work in Bosnia and Herzegovina here.
COLOMBIA Colombia is a middle-income country and one of the oldest democracies in Latin America. However, it has endured nearly half a century of intense armed conflict, perpetuated by widespread illegal drug production and trafficking. USAID supports government and citizen efforts in Colombia to promote economic prosperity through the licit economy; improve the living conditions of victims of violence and vulnerable groups, including Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples; promote respect for human rights and rule of law; and address climate change and environmental issues in one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the worldRead more about USAID's work in Colombia here.
CONGO, DRC USAID, and the U.S. Government recognize that transformational change in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will require long-term investment and focus. USAID’s 20-year vision is of a country where the Congolese take charge of their future to manage and sustain growth with their own human, natural, and financial resources. There are currently key opportunities to accelerate achieving this vision. Read more about USAID's work in the DRC here.
COTE D'IVORIE The United States Government works in close partnership with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to support their goal of becoming an emerging country by 2020. The American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), invest in different technical areas to build Ivoirian capacity to achieve this goal. These programs further USAID’s global mission of partnering to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing America’s security and prosperity.Read more about USAID's work in Côte d’Ivoire here.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC USAID has worked in the Dominican Republic over the past 50 years to meet basic needs of citizens, improve health and education, and strengthen the public and private sector. USAID works to strengthen governance and build effective, transparent institutions that confront corruption and better serve citizens. Despite the challenges, USAID has had notable successes in supporting the development of laws, policies, and institutions that will sustain our achievements over the long-term in Dominican political, economic, and social systems. Read more about USAID's work in Dominican Republic here.
ETHOPIA USAID’s portfolio in Ethiopia is one of the largest and most complex in Africa. Over the last decade, Ethiopia has made tremendous development gains in education, health and food security. In 2014, GDP growth was 10.3 percent (IMF). The addition of 38,000 health extension workers has helped reduce the under five child mortality rate by more than six percent a year since 2000. Read more about USAID's work in Ethiopia here.
GEORGIA USAID began operating in Georgia in 1992. For 24 years, the American people have provided over $1.5 billion in assistance to Georgia through USAID. Building on this successful partnership, the U.S. Government dedicates approximately $40 million annually to 50 wide-reaching programs that support Georgia’s democratic, free-market, Western orientation. Read more about USAID's work in Georgia here.
GHANA Ghana is a stable, democratic country with a free press, active civil society, independent judiciary and apolitical military. USAID and the Ghanaian Government work together to generate prosperity and security for both the Ghanaian and the American people by increasing agricultural production, employment opportunities, and income for the poor, improving the quality of health services and education, and strengthening local government institutions.Read more about USAID's work in Ghana here.
GUATEMALA To support Guatemala in its development, USAID collaborates closely with the Government of Guatemala to 1) strengthen security and justice for citizens, 2) increase economic growth and social development in the Western Highlands, and 3) mitigate the impacts of climate change. USAID partners with civil society, national and local government, the private sector, indigenous groups, and local universities to promote community-driven sustainable development. USAID programs focus on citizen security, agriculture, health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS, education, and the environment.Read more about USAID's work in Guatemala here.
HONDURAS In Honduras, USAID programs strengthen the participation of marginalized groups in local and national governance; increase food security for the poorest sectors of society; support renewable energy and environmental conservation; expand basic education and skills training for at-risk youth and adults; and improve decentralized health care in terms of quality and access for local citizens and civil society.Read more about USAID's work in Honduras here.
INDIAProjected to become the world’s most populous country by 2030, India faces the challenge of providing its growing population with access to energy, clean water, quality education and health care. Simultaneously, India has become a strategic U.S. partner and ally in maintaining regional stability, expanding regional trade, and addressing development challenges in India and globally. USAID's five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) reflects a total recasting of the USAID-India relationship from a traditional donor-recipient relationship to a peer-to-peer partnership for addressing Indian and global development challenges. Given India’s growing financial and human resources, USAID’s comparative advantage is not its dollars; it is as a convener, accelerator, and broker. Read more of USAID's work in India here.
INDONESIA Indonesia’s growing economy, young democracy and location among key international maritime straits make it an important trade and security partner to the United States. Indonesia constitutes the world’s third largest democracy and fourth most populous nation, with the largest economy in Southeast Asia and some of the world’s most diverse natural resources. Yet Indonesia is home to a disproportionate amount of the world’s extreme poor. More than half of the world’s extreme poor live in just five countries, Indonesia included. USAID works with the Indonesian government, local leaders, academia, the private sector, civil society and development partners to help Indonesia realize its national development goals and become a stronger partner in addressing fundamental global challenges. The close bilateral relationship is reflected in the Strategic Partnership affirmed in 2015 to deepen ties between the two nations. Read more about USAID's work in Indonesia here.
IRAQ USAID, alongside other U.S. government agencies, works closely with Iraqi national, provincial, and local governments, international institutions, and a network of local partners. USAID has implemented activities designed to strengthen infrastructure, stabilize communities, foster economic and agricultural growth, and help the various levels of government better represent and respond to the needs of the Iraqi people. USAID remains committed to the mutual goals of the partnership between the US and Iraq: a secure and stable Iraq with more inclusive, capable and accountable governance, manifested by more effective provision of public services to all citizens, support to conflict-affected communities, and implementation of targeted economic reforms. Read more about USAID's work in Iraq here.
KENYA USAID has been working in Kenya – for Kenyans – for over 50 years. Friends and partners, USAID/Kenya projects are strengthening institutions; preserving natural resources; and improving the lives of Kenyans through better healthcare, education and economic opportunities. As an important developing-country partner in East Africa, Kenya is a significant recipient of U.S. foreign assistance. USAID has worked closely with the Kenyan government, the private sector, and civil society to: 1) Advance access to education; 2) Improve quality healthcare through nutrition, family planning, and maternal and child health, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and strengthening health programs; 3) Lay a foundation for long-term economic growth through trade, agriculture, and infrastructure programs; and 4) Make devolution work for the benefit of all Kenyans through democracy, governance and conflict programs.Read more about USAID's work in Kenya here.
MALI Across more than 50 years of partnership, USAID has contributed to major development gains that improve the lives of the Malian people. For example, USAID founded farmer cooperatives and improved irrigation methods to help Mali meet increasing food demands, established a community school system and interactive radio instruction to increase access to education, and expanded health services that led to dramatic reductions in child mortality. USAID also addresses humanitarian needs of Malians both in Mali and refugee camps in neighboring countries. Read more about USAID's work in Mali here.
MADAGASCAR USAID has worked for nearly 30 years to help the people of Madagascar accomplish their development goals in the face of ongoing challenges. As a result of the March 2009 military coup, the U.S. Government suspended all non-humanitarian assistance and direct assistance to the Government of Madagascar. However, following credible, democratic elections and the installation of a democratically elected government in January 2014, coup restrictions were lifted in May 2014, permitting the resumption of direct assistance to the Government. Although there have been impressive results in assisting people living in some of the poorest, most remote areas, these gains could be reversed due to the ongoing political crisis and declining economic conditions.Read more about USAID's work in Madagascar here.
MOZAMBIQUE Following a long civil war, Mozambique has made the transition to peace, stability and sustained economic growth, providing an essential link between landlocked neighbors and the global marketplace. Its ties to South Africa’s industrial heartland underscore the fact that the country’s economic, political and social progress is vital to the interests of the region. However, the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, as well as high infant mortality, have resulted in the distressingly low life expectancy of just 50 years. USAID’s programs in democracy, economic growth, health and education address these challenges and opportunities. Read more about USAID's work in Mozambique here.
LIBERIA USAID assistance in Liberia continues to consolidate its democratic gains and rebuild its war-torn economy. Since the end of the Liberian Civil War in 2003, the country has held three national elections generally perceived as free and fair. Liberia has also taken on the difficult task of rebuilding its economy, and strengthening its educational and health care delivery systems.Read more about USAID's work in Liberia here.
NIGERIA Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. In 2013, the country’s economy grew at a rate of 5.4 percent, largely fueled by oil revenues. It is the fifth largest exporter of oil in the world. However, amidst the indicators of progress, Nigeria is still troubled by myriad socioeconomic problems. The greatest constraints to development are deeply entrenched poverty and unemployment. These conditions breed disaffection in youth, provide an entry point for Islamic extremism, entice corruption, and promote ineffective governance. Read more about USAID's work in Nigeria here.
PAKISTAN Working with other U.S. agencies, as well as donors and international development partners, USAID has focused its program over the last year on five areas essential to Pakistan’s stability and long-term development and reflective of Pakistani priorities: energy, economic growth, stabilization, education and health. Read more about USAID's work in Pakistan here.
PHILIPPINESThe Philippines, Southeast Asia’s oldest democracy, is an important development, trade and security partner to the United States. In recent years, the Philippines has made substantial economic progress, although one-fifth of the population still lives in extreme poverty. With an overall goal of supporting a more prosperous, stable and well-governed nation, USAID’s programs in the Philippines focus on accelerating and sustaining inclusive economic growth through Partnership for Growth activities in the areas of governance, economic growth, and health and education, and through activities that enhance the country’s environmental resilience and foster peace and stability in six conflict-affected areas of Mindanao. Read more about USAID's work in Philippines here.

Disclaimer: The geographic names and boundaries may not reflect the views of the United States Government on the sovereignty over geographic features. A subset of USAID’s field offices participated in the initial rollout of the map. Over time the intent is to display a comprehensive portfolio of USAID urban-focused projects from all international locations.