Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment

The Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) provides technical leadership, research, and field support for worldwide activities in the areas of Economic Growth and Trade, Infrastructure and Engineering, Education, Environment and Global Climate Change, Water, and Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. E3 represents the Agency on relevant technical matters in the Inter-agency and with Congress, outside partners, other donors and multilateral institutions. The Bureau also supports research and rigorous impact evaluations to advance Agency strategies and programs in E3 sectors and determine the most effective approaches. E3 encourages innovation and is working on two Grand Challenges for development, in education and energy, as well as other methods to identify new ideas and bring them to scale.

USAID’s E3 Biannual Open House, January 2016

The E3 Bureau has 13 offices:

  • The Economic Policy Office provides Agency-wide technical leadership on public policy issues related to economic growth in the developing world.
  • The Trade and Regulatory Reform Office provides policy advice and expertise on the reforms needed to promote economic growth and trade. The office also coordinates with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
  • The Development Credit Office oversees the Agency’s Development Credit Authority (DCA). DCA uses partial loan guarantees to help unlock private financing in support of USAID priorities.
  • The Local Sustainability Office is focused on deepening the agency’s partnerships with local development actors – which include civil society, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, private firms, philanthropies, and cooperatives – in order to facilitate sustainable, locally-led development.
  • The Energy and Infrastructure Office provides technical leadership and field support for energy, information communications technology, and urban and engineering services.
  • The Education Office works to provide quality educational services, primarily at the basic and tertiary levels, and access to education in conflict and crisis settings.
  • The Global Climate Change Office provides technical leadership, field support and guidance related to accelerating the transition to low emission development, increasing resilience, and integrating climate change throughout the Agency’s work.
  • The Water Office works to support a more water-secure world through improved management across competing user groups, strengthened services and practices related to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, and more sustainable use of water.
  • The Planning, Learning and Coordination Office supports the strategies and implementation plans to achieve the Bureau’s mandate, develops annual budget requests, and communicates results of Bureau programs through outreach events and activities.
  • The Professional Development and Management Services Office provides professional staff development to employees as well as personnel, administration, and management functions for the Bureau.
Carrie Thompson
Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator
Portrait of James Peters
Deputy Assistant Administrator and Acting Global Water Coordinator
Portrait of Evelyn Rodriguez-Perez
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator
Victor Bullen
Agency Environmental Coordinator