United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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Description

USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. USAID works to ensure inclusive equitable quality education for all children and youth, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable. To achieve our education goals, USAID promotes education programs that respond to the needs of both girls and boys by: Reducing gender-based violence against children and mitigating its harmful effects; and Increasing the capability of learners to realize their rights, determine their life outcomes and influence their decision making so that all learners, especially girls, have access to safe, quality education programs and services.

Primary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Funding
  • Networking/Convening
  • Policy Development/Implementation
  • Research - policy analysis
  • Research - project evaluation

Secondary Functions

  • Research - other

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed

Attainment

  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other

  • Early childhood development
  • Other
  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training

Quality

  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School facilities
  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • School violence
  • Teacher training

Skills

  • Civics education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Community sensitization
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Empowerment
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Food/water security
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Mentorship
  • Nutrition
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Other cultural practices
  • Sexual harassment & coercion
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Sports
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

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Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top

Website

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Headquarters location(s)

  • Washington, D.C., , United States of America

Office location(s)

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia, The
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Viet Nam
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

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Projects Back to Top

Research Project/Report/Study

Afya Pwani

Project/Program

Malawi Secondary Education Expansion for Development (SEED)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze

Project/Program

Soma Umenye (“read and understand”)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Youth Empowerment

Project/Program

Uganda School Health and Reading Program

Project/Program

Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Getting girls back to the classroom after COVID-19 school closures

Project/Program

Biruh Tesfa for All (“Bright Future for All”)

Project/Program

Accelerated Quality Education for Liberian Children

Project/Program

Strengthening Opportunities for Adolescent Resilience (SOAR)

Project/Program

DREAMS

Project/Program

Afghan Children Read

Project/Program

Reading for All Malawi (REFAM)

Project/Program

Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS)

Project/Program

Our Sisters Read

Project/Program

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Education

Project/Program

USAID Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced II (RISE II)

Project/Program

USAID Reading for Ethiopia’s Achievement Developed (READ II) Education Recovery

Project/Program

Steps Towards Afghan Girls' Education Success (STAGES)

Project/Program

USAID/Indonesia Ready-to-Work Accelerator Program (RWAP)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Return to Learning During COVID-19

Project/Program

Distance Learning for Higher Education

Advocacy Campaign/Project

The Puentes Project

Project/Program

Apatseni Mwayi Atsikana Aphunzire (AMAA)

Project/Program

Tusome Pamoja (Read Together)

Project/Program

Waache Wasome (Let Them Learn)

Project/Program

Mentor, Educate, Empower & Employ HER

Project/Program

USAID Jordan Workforce Development Project

Research Project/Report/Study

Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA)

Project/Program

Alternative Rite of Passage

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Delivering Distance Learning in Emergencies

Project/Program

Girls Leadership and Empowerment through Education (GLEE)

Project/Program

Egypt Literate Village

Project/Program

USAID De Lectores a Líderes

Project/Program

USAID Pakistan Gender Equality

Project/Program

USAID Mali Girls Leadership And Empowerment Through Education (USAID Mali GLEE)

Project/Program

UKAID-USAID ACCELERE!

Project/Program

Orphans, Vulnerable Children and Youth Program

Project/Program

Global Engagement Initiative

Project/Program

Northern Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) Program

Project/Program

Guatemala Basic Education Strengthening (BEST) Project

Project/Program

Accelerating Equitable Access to School, Reading, Student Retention and Accountability (ACCELERE!)

Project/Program

READ II Education Recovery Activity

Project/Program

The Malawi National Reading Program

Project/Program

Stop Girl Trafficking Project

Research Project/Report/Study

Honduras Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS)

Project/Program

Equipping Schools to Accommodate Internally Displaced Students - Burkina Faso

Project/Program

Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP), Pakistan

Research Project/Report/Study

Strategies for Accelerating Learning Post-Crisis

Project/Program

Docentes por la Paz

Project/Program

Transform: Primary Health Care

Project/Program

Empowering Adolescent Girls to Lead through Education (EAGLE)

Project/Program

Basic Education Quality and Access in Lao PDR (BEQUAL)

Project/Program

USAID/Integrated Child And Youth Development (ICYD) Activity in Uganda

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Alternate Learning Pathways (ALP) Programme

Project/Program

Strengthening Education in Afghanistan, Phase II (SEA II)

Project/Program

Reading for Ethiopia's Achievement Developed Monitoring and Evaluation (READ M&E)

Project/Program

Improving Literacy with EGRA

Project/Program

Bar ama Baro (“Teach or Learn”)

Project/Program

Transforming the Education System for Teachers and Students in Liberia (TESTS)

Project/Program

Speed School Program

Project/Program

Strengthening Higher Education Access in Malawi Activity (SHEAMA)

Project/Program

CATALYZE EduFinance program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Returning to Learning During Crises: Decision-making and Planning Tools for Education Leaders

Project/Program

Mali Education Recovery Support Activity (ERSA)

Project/Program

Girls’ Empowerment through Education and Health (ASPIRE)

Project/Program

Education Programme

Project/Program

Shukhi Jibon

Project/Program

Education Reform in the Classroom

Network/Convening/Conference

Accelerated Education

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