U.S. Renews its Commitment to Djibouti by Increasing the Development Grant Agreement by $4.8 Million

For Immediate Release



U.S. Renews its Commitment to Djibouti by
Increasing the Development Grant Agreement by $4.8 Million

Djibouti, June 2, 2022 – On behalf of the United States Government, USAID Ethiopia Mission Director signed with H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) amendment to the Development Objective Grant Agreement to increase USAID’s contribution by $4.8 million. The Agreement underscores the American people’s commitment to support Djibouti people in Economic Growth, Education, Health, and Governance.

USAID’s amendment to the Development Objective Grant Agreement provides the funding and resources required to help Djibouti in the following three key areas.

  1. Funds will be used to support the new Djibouti Civil Society Engagement activity, which builds on the previous USAID/Djibouti supported Civil Society Organization Strengthening Program. This new Citizen Engagement for Advocacy and Accountability Activity seeks to strengthen citizens’ participation and advocacy for more responsive governance to priority public needs.
  2. Funds will be used to increase the number of children in Djibouti benefiting from high-quality, equitable, safe, and inclusive early childhood education services. The objective of this new Early Childhood Education activity is to improve access, quality, capacity, and effectiveness of safe and inclusive ECE services.
  3. Funds will be used to increase youth employment through strengthened workforce programs and expanded links to quality jobs. The objective of the new Youth Employment Activity is to increase employment with greater access, equity, and effectiveness. The activity will pursue transformative and sustainable change by collaborating closely with local stakeholders to facilitate the development of promising sectors and sub-sectors, increasing job opportunities/availability for well-prepared Djiboutian youth.

The United States is a key provider of bilateral assistance in Djibouti. The United States has already invested more than $25 million under this grant agreement alone since 2020 – highlighting the American people’s long-standing partnership with Djibouti.

Read the full article in French here at : https://dj.usembassy.gov/les-etats-unis-renouvellent-leur-engagement-envers-djibouti-en-augmentant-de-48-millions-de-dollars-laccord-de-subvention-au-developpement/