USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. In order to support these goals, President John. F. Kennedy created the United States Agency for International Development by executive order in 1961.

Assistance to Foreign Countries

U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.

Spending less than 1 percent of the total federal budget, USAID works in over 100 countries to:

Although Nigeria is the one of the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa, it must overcome significant development and governance challenges to fulfill its true potential. Per the United Nations, the country has one of the world’s lowest per capita social spending levels resulting in sixty-five percent of the 186 million citizens living in extreme poverty. These conditions breed disaffection in youth, provide an entry point for Islamic extremism, entice corruption, and promote ineffective governance. Northeast Nigeria has become one of the world's most complex humanitarian crises due to the Boko Haram insurgency and extremely low levels of development in the region.  Additionally, acute insecurity, protracted displacement, loss of income, and lack of agricultural production as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency have left millions of people vulnerable. 

To combat these many challenges, USAID seeks to grow stability in Nigeria through improved social services, transparent and responsive government, a market-led economy, and humanitarian assistance. To address the worsening complex humanitarian crisis in the Northeast, we provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance, as well as development assistance to help ensure long term recovery in the region. Together, through partner organizations and with the Nigerian government, we focus on priority regions of the country to reach these goals.  Our activities support the Government of Nigeria’s strategies and planning.

See how USAID and the U.S. Government are leading the fight to end poverty and support the #GlobalGoals:https://usaid.gov/globalgoals

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