Middle East Regional

Language: English
  • Youth from around the Middle East and North Africa traveled to the United States as part of USAID’s Peace Scholars scholarship program.

  • A recent USAID-led youth conference in Morocco brought together young leaders from around the Middle East and North Africa to articulate youth priorities.

About Middle East Regional

Many challenges in the Middle East and North Africa, including the unprecedented migration of refugees, water security, gender-based violence, trade and violent extremism, are inherently transnational and benefit from regional responses.  

The Office of Technical Support in USAID’s Middle East Bureau takes on some of the region’s most pressing issues by conducting analytical work and research and designing pilot initiatives that advance the development agenda. These activities often support work in individual partner countries in the Middle East and share lessons learned and best practices between country programs to improve the impact of the Agency’s work in the region.

We manage regional programs in economic growth; democracy, governance, peace, and security; gender and youth; health; education; water security; and climate change. This important work addresses cross-border challenges, often by linking to regional institutions or networks.


Contact Information

Mission Contact

Jim Wright, Office Director

USAID Contact

, DC