USAID Makes an Impact Palm Card

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USAID must be an effective steward of taxpayer dollars by achieving the greatest development impact possible. As part of the Transformation, USAID is focused on achieving better development outcomes, not just outputs. Here are just a few examples of our work:

USAID ADVANCES NATIONAL SECURITY: In Morocco, USAID provides marginalized youth access to education, life skills, and services.Youth who participated in USAID programs cite them as among the chief reasons they rejected radicalization.

USAID SUPPORTS COUNTRY SELF-RELIANCE: Nearly 20 former aid recipients have graduated from USAID assistance, including Argentina, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Estonia, South Korea, and Taiwan. Many are now donors of development assistance.

USAID ENHANCES U.S. ECONOMIC GROWTH: Over the past 10 years, almost two-thirds of the growth in U.S. goods exports was to major USAID partner countries.This strong export growth proved valuable to pulling the United States out of the most recent recession.

USAID INCREASES RESILIENCE USAID: investments in Kenya’s food security substantially decreased the degree of food insecurity during the 2016/17 severe drought. Response costs were about half of what would have been expected based on a similar 2010/11 drought.

USAID IMPROVES GLOBAL HEALTH: Over a five-year period, USAID’s Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Survival program decreased maternal deaths by 50 percent and early newborn deaths by 23 percent in supported facilities in Indonesia.

USAID CATALYZES PARTNERSHIPS: Over the past 15 years, USAID has built over 1,600 private sector partnerships leveraging more than $16 billion in non-U.S. government funds.These partnerships make budgets go farther and leverage the unique expertise and assets of the private sector.

USAID IS ACCOUNTABLE AND EFFECTIVE USAID: is committed to evaluation to improve program effectiveness. For example, an evaluation of a government infrastructure project in Georgia noted that a new organizational department with trained workers and the ability to shut down contract violators would improve the efficiency of future infrastructure projects.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 2:45pm