Although 2019 got off to a slow start for the U.S. Agency for International Development due to the U.S. government shutdown, organizations have to date largely been unaffected from a funding perspective, continuing to work using prior year funds. Devex took a look at the 2018 segment of these funds by analyzing data extracted from USAspending.
In total, USAID awarded $16.7 billion in funding in the 2018 fiscal year, which is a 0.4 percent increase from fiscal year 2017. This increase is primarily evident in the assistance awards spending which totaled $11.9 billion, up 2.9 percent from the previous year. Contract award funding dropped to $4.8 billion from $5.1 billion in 2017.