USAID launches Regional Development Cooperation Strategy

The United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) is pleased to announce the launch of its 2020-2025 Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS) in partnership with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The goal of the new strategy is to promote a safe, prosperous, resilient Caribbean region that supports its vulnerable populations, withstands external shocks, and promotes accountable institutions, economic development, and private sector-led growth. USAID has already committed an initial amount of $10.45 million for activities under this strategy.

USAID partners with individuals, communities, and governing institutions, so that they can address challenges and progress. CARICOM continues to anchor USAID’s efforts across the RDCS regional priorities of safety, prosperity, and resilience. By working with other countries on development issues, the United States strengthens its own national security and deepens important international relationships.

Regional Representative, USAID/ESC, Clinton D. White said, “The American people, through USAID, are partnering with the people of the Caribbean to move education, health, economic development, gender equality, climate change resilience, and prosperity forward, so they are able to have opportunities to better their lives and to promote stronger and safer communities.”

USAID/ESC manages programs in 11 countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.