• USAID is committed to supporting women and girls’ equal access to opportunities

  • USAID partners with the government, civil society and private sector to promote rights-based safe migration

  • USAID partners with the countries of Central Asia to support clean, reliable, and affordable energy across the region.

  • USAID promotes regional dialogue and cooperation to address water and environmental challenges.

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About Central Asia

Stretching from China in the east to the Caspian Sea in the west, the countries of Central Asia have a population of more than 72 million and represent a wide diversity of ethnic groups and languages. The physical landscape is dramatic, ranging from vast steppes to high, rugged mountains, formidable deserts to large rivers, lakes, and seas. The USAID Mission to Central Asia has worked in partnership with the region’s countries since their independence in the early 1990s, helping to foster resilient, growth-oriented, inclusive societies. Since independence, each Central Asian country has followed dramatically divergent development trajectories. While some parts of Central Asia would not be out of place in the developed world; others remain in poverty.

USAID/Central Asia advances the U.S. Government’s Central Asia Strategy, which supports and strengthens the sovereignty and independence of the Central Asian States, individually and as a group; encourages regional connectivity between Central Asian nations; promotes rule of law and respect for human rights; and promotes U.S. investment in and development of Central Asia—to foster greater regional stability and prosperity.

USAID/Central Asia supports a stable and prosperous Central Asia that is free to pursue political, economic, and security interests on its own terms, with partners of its choosing; a Central Asia that is connected to global markets and open to international investment; a Central Asia with strong, democratic institutions, rule of law, and respect for human rights.

To achieve this, USAID/Central Asia supports regional connectivity and cooperation among the five countries of Central Asia, while building linkages with the United States and beyond. USAID’s regional efforts in Central Asia focus on five main sectors, which are foundational for regional prosperity and security: Energy; trade and enterprise development; environment and transboundary water  management; countering trafficking-in-persons; and countering violent extremism.

To read USAID/Central Asia's Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS), click here

Contact Information

Mission Contact

41 Kazibek Bi Street
Phone +7 (727) 250-76-12

USAID Contact

Ilire Agimi, USAID/Central Asia Desk Officer
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
, DC 
United States of America

Last updated: December 01, 2022

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