An energy project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development in Pakistan. Photo by: USAID Pakistan

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.

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    Claire Mc Govern

    Claire Mc Govern is the Lead for Devex's funding platform analysis based in Barcelona. She has previously worked in public relations in Dublin and research on migration for the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility in Barcelona. She holds a masters in International Relations from the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, and a bachelor of arts in Multimedia from Cork Institute of Technology.