USAID’s 56th Anniversary

Since 1961, USAID has been at the forefront of international development and humanitarian assistance on behalf of the American people. As we celebrate these 56 years of supporting a more secure prosperous world, join us in celebrating our work to help countries, communities and individuals progress beyond USAID assistance.


  1. A look at 56 years of USAID work through photos

  2. USAID's Food for Peace program has a long history of improving food security.

  3. USAID's impact over the years

  4. Through PEPFAR, USAID has reached 1 million adolescent girls and young women with critical HIV prevention through DREAMS.
  5. USAID efforts also enabled 74.3 million people receive HIV counseling and testing in 2016.
  6. In Azerbaijan, USAID humanitarian assistance between 1991-1998 served over 800,000 Internally Displaced Persons and refugees affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
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  8. USAID's Water Development Alliance partnership has worked in 30 countries to improve the management of more than 1 million acres of watershed.
  9. In Kenya, USAID is improving early grade reading. We've already distributed 20 million textbooks to public schools!
  10. In Albania, USAID efforts have led to the large scale adoption and utilization of ICT to increase government transparency, modernize healthcare, and build opportunities for entrepreneurs, young and old.