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  • Students at the Maadi STEM School for Girls are among the smartest teens in the world.

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  • Egyptian farmers improve crops, sell to new markets and increase incomes

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  • Egyptian conservators receive hands-on training to increase the potential of cultural tourism.

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  • Community Development Workers help change traditional perceptions of women’s rights and roles.

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Veterinarian Mohamed El Sherif, right, performs a check-up during a regular visit to a small farm in Menya.
Veterinary Services Boost Animal Health
A representative of the local water users association with a canal in the background
Awareness Improves Water and Health
Farmers in El-Sheikh Eissa, in Egypt’s eastern El-Sharkia province, operate machines that chop up banana tree waste.
Farmers Transform Waste Into Fertilizer

About Egypt

For nearly four decades, the American people have partnered with the people of Egypt to promote an environment where all groups in Egyptian society – including women and minorities – can lead healthy, productive lives. USAID’s program in Egypt, totaling nearly $30 billion since 1978, has directly and fundamentally supported gains such as a reduction in infant and maternal mortality rates, improvement in reading ability in the early grades, and an increase in marketable skills – leading to jobs and lasting prosperity in Egypt. 

USAID programs are designed in coordination with Egyptians to create sustainable prosperity. Programs seek to improve agricultural and water productivity and enhance livelihoods in rural zones where poverty and lack of jobs, especially for youth and women, are issues. USAID helps to ensure that future generations will have the tools to succeed and provides opportunities for Egypt’s large youth population as it enters higher education and the workforce. We seek to enhance the contributions of civil society as a whole – with a focus on women and youth – to build institutions and to achieve political and economic reforms.

Contact Information

Mission Contact

Sherry Carlin, Mission Director
1A Nady El Etisalat Street
New Maadi, Cairo
Postal Code - M 
+20 2 2522-7000
+20 2 2516-4628

USAID Contact

Julie Zavala, Desk Officer
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
, DC