Angola

USAID Assistance to Angola: Fact Sheet

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Contact: Gabrielle Bushman

BUDGET
FY 1998
FY 1999
FY 2000
(request)
Development Assistance
$ 13.0 million
$ 11.2 million
$ 8.0 million
Economic Support Funds
$ 5.0 million
$ .5 million
(TBD)
Humanitarian Food Aid
$ 32.7 million
$ 33.6 million
$ 7.4 million
Humanitarian Assistance
$ 9.9 million
$ 8.3 million
(TBD)
Total
$60.6 million
$53.6 million
$15.4 million

OBJECTIVES

The objective of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) program in Angola is to support the peace process to end over thirty years of war through promoting the transition of war-affected communities, strengthening civil society and political institutions, and facilitating economic reform.

PROGRAM AREA ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Promote transition of war-affected communities: USAID funds village-level programs that rehabilitate the communities in which people displaced by the war resettle. Emphasis is placed on primary health care services and increased agricultural production so people can feed themselves. Last year nearly 140,000 internally displaced people were resettled. USAID assists other vulnerable groups, such as traumatized children and land mine victims in need of prosthetics. USAID also works with non-governmental organizations to provide immunizations and Vitamin A and strengthen preventive health efforts. Polio and yellow fever vaccines were administered to 307,000 children.

Strengthen civil society and political institutions: USAID's program aims to strengthen the skills of Parliament and ordinary citizens in order to support the creation of a free and democratic political system in Angola. Over 80% of Members of Parliament have benefited from training in rule interpretations, strategy development, and legislative drafting. Civic education programs have trained over 4,000 participants and 35 Angolan non-governmental organizations have benefited from capacity building programs in strategic planning, financial management and self-governance.

Facilitate Angola's economic reform: USAID has provided assistance on the foreign investment code and the privatization of the Luanda water supply.