U.S. Renews its Commitment to Djibouti with $9 Million Development Objective Grant Agreement

Djibouti, July 6, 2020 – The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, signed a new Development Objective Grant Agreement of $9 million. The Agreement underscores the American people’s continued commitment to investing in improving education, economic growth, and good governance in Djibouti.
USAID’s Development Objective Grant Agreement provides the funding and resources required to help Djibouti to implement its Vision 2035 and lead its journey to self-reliance. Under this Agreement, USAID continues to work with the Government of Djibouti and strengthened civil society organizations to improve the delivery of key services and to close labor market skills gaps, thereby assisting in the reduction of youth unemployment and creation of a vibrant private sector.
The United States is a key provider of bilateral assistance in Djibouti. The United States has already invested more than $338 million in Djibouti over the last 20 years – with over $89 million under this grant agreement alone since 2007 – highlighting the American people’s long-standing partnership with Djibouti.