Bureau for Asia

USAID operates 11 bilateral missions in Asia: Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. USAID also operates three regional missions in Asia: the Regional Development Mission for Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, which manages regional programming and development programs in countries without missions; the Pacific Islands Regional Office located in Papua New Guinea, which covers 12 countries in the Pacific and is managed by the Philippines’ Mission; and the Central Asia Regional office based in Kazakhstan, which oversees development programs in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

In Washington, D.C., the Bureau for Asia has the following offices that support the missions:

  • The Office of the Assistant Administrator (ASIA/AA) directs and supervises all activities of the Bureau and its overseas operations.
  • The Office of East Asian Affairs (ASIA/EAA) supports programs in Burma, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Laos, Pacific Islands (Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu), Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.
  • The Office of South and Central Asian Affairs (ASIA/SCAA) supports programs in Bangladesh, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
  • The Office of Strategic Planning and Operations (ASIA/SPO) provides leadership for the Bureau’s strategy development, policy alignment, performance management and evaluation, outreach and communication, and the formulation and execution of Bureau program and operating expense budgets.  
  • The Office of Technical Services (ASIA/TS) provides technical expertise to the Asia Bureau, regional platforms and field missions. TS staff support field missions in designing, monitoring and evaluating programs; analyze technical issues; work closely with USAID “pillar” bureau colleagues in developing strategies and sector policy guidance; and engage with the Agency, interagency and others on technical issues. Five ASIA/TS teams encompass ─ and connect ─ agriculture, conflict management, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, health, humanitarian, and peace and security sectors.
  • The Administrative Management Services (ASIA/AMS) staff oversee management activities such as personnel management for Civil Service and Foreign Service, organization management, security, awards, performance management, and all aspects of administrative and logistical support.  
Gloria Steele
Acting Assistant Administrator
Reed Aeschliman
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia
Ann Marie Yastishock
Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator