Today, President Trump outlined his bold vision for American leadership around the globe. As the world’s leading development and humanitarian assistance agency, USAID is in the forefront of helping our nation respond to, counter, and prevent complex threats and crises around the globe, while creating a more economically prosperous world.
USAID is proud to play a critical role in protecting U.S. national security and furthering American interests. We will reform and modernize our development tools to achieve the best possible outcomes for our aspiring partners, and for the United States. USAID is guided by the principle that foreign aid’s purpose is to end the need for its existence, by helping partners achieve self-reliance. With this aim, USAID will bring to bear our most sophisticated development tools to support the four pillars outlined in this year’s National Security Strategy: protecting the homeland and the American way of life, advancing American prosperity, preserving peace through strength, and enhancing American influence abroad.