"USAID's history goes back to the Marshall Plan reconstruction of Europe after World War Two and the Truman Administration's Point Four Program. In 1961, the Foreign Assistance Act was signed into law and USAID was created by executive order.

Since that time, USAID has been the principal U.S. agency to extend assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms.

USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Our Work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting:

  • economic growth, agriculture and trade;
  • global health; and,
  • democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.

We provide assistance in four regions of the world:

  • Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Asia and the Near East;
  • Latin America and the Caribbean, and;
  • Europe and Eurasia."

The link provided here directs directly to the europe_eurasia section from where via "countries/regions" information on the activities in the Western Balkan countries is available.

United States of America
Contact details
Country:United States of America
Geographical focus
  • International; Other

Entry created by Elke Dall on May 22, 2007
Modified on May 22, 2007