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We believe that all people should have the opportunity to achieve better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. With diverse partners, we empower people to succeed in the global economy.

Impact & Influence of Projects Operating in 2020*


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* Numbers are reported based on life of project at the conclusion of FY2020

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Project News

Kenya RLA journalist training

USAID Kenya, Local Government, and Media Join Training on How to Tell Development Stories

In September, two USAID-funded activities in Kenya–the Resilience Learning Activity and the USAID Nawiri program–collaborated with government officials in Isiolo …

Kyrgyzstan’s Kupuev Academy Raises $700,000 from ACDI/VOCA Impact Investing Subsidiaries AV Ventures & AV Frontiers

Kupuev Academy, a private, progressive school located in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, announced that it has raised $700,000 in financing. The investment …

Food Systems Series: ACDI/VOCA Builds Resilient Food Systems

Action Track #5: Build Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks, and Stress Increased Shocks Undermine Food Systems The frequency and intensity of …