USAID Regional Mission Director for Central Asia: Christopher Edwards
41 Kazibek bi Street,
Almaty, Kazakhstan 050010
Tel: +7 (727) 250-7612 (general number)
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), located in Almaty and spearheading development efforts throughout Central Asia, delivers foreign development assistance on behalf of the American people in over 100 countries around the world. USAID began providing assistance to Kazakhstan in 1992. Since that time, the American people through USAID have provided over $0.5 billion in programs that assist the development of the economic sector, healthcare system, and democratic institutions in the country.
USAID cooperates with governmental and non-government organizations and institutions, businesses, and communities. USAID helps strengthen Kazakhstan’s energy markets, regional trade, and businesses environment, as well as supports the implementation of economic reforms. Assistance in healthcare sector focuses on improving primary healthcare, maternal and child health, and response to the threats of diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Local organizations and institutions receive assistance to enhance governance, access to information, and citizens’ participation.