For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July, 20th, 2021
Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Paul Sabatine signed a new Country Development Cooperation Strategy with His Excellency, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Samy Adubango Awotho. Estimated at $1.6 billion U.S. Dollars over five years, this investment—which is made possible thanks to the generous support of the American people—renews the United States’ commitment to help Congolese citizens not only survive crises but thrive.
During the signing ceremony, Mission Director Sabatine said: “This is an investment in the DRC to advance reforms and achieve shared goals, such as improving free, inclusive basic education; increasing access to high quality health care; reducing conflict in eastern DRC; introducing new opportunities that grow the economy; and protecting the tremendous biodiversity of this beautiful country!”
“Making true, sustainable progress is possible through our Government to Government partnership and alliances with a diverse set of partners, including other donors, NGOs, civil society and private sector actors, and communities themselves,” continued Mr. Sabatine.
Under the new strategy, USAID will continue to program humanitarian and development assistance in key provinces, including South Kivu, North Kivu, Haut-Uele, Tanganyika, Equateur, Maniema, Haut-Katanga, Ituri, and the Kasais, as well as in Kinshasa.
Implementing the new Country Development Cooperation Strategy will increase the country’s ability to generate locally led solutions and achieve a more peaceful and prosperous DRC with improved opportunities for communities and individuals to thrive.
To read more about USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy, visit: https://www.usaid.gov/democratic-republic-congo/cdcs.