Foreign Assistance Initiatives
Central to the U.S. government approach to foreign assistance are several interagency targeted initiatives in critical sectors that play a role in overall prosperity and stability. Food security, sustainable improvements in health, and global climate change are significant initiatives of the Department of State and USAID within the interagency initiatives in foreign assistance.
The funds represented in the initiatives are part of each year’s broader foreign assistance budget. In other words, the funds shown in the Global Health, Feed the Future, or Global Climate Change Initiatives are not additional to the data shown on the other pages. A country program’s initiative funding will be built into the overall funding levels that are displayed on the country pages. It is important to note that the initiatives do not equal 100% of the foreign assistance budget because not all foreign assistance funding is attributable to an initiative.