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John F. Kerry
Secretary of State
Rajiv Shah
USAID Administrator

Agency Mission

The shared mission of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world, and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.

Under the leadership of previous Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Department and USAID developed a strategic approach to accomplish their shared mission.  This approach focuses on robust diplomacy as well as the importance of development as central to solving global…

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