OIG Oversight: U.S. African Development Foundation Overview

An independent agency, the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) was created in 1980. USADF provides direct development assistance to underserved and marginalized populations in conflict and post-conflict areas in Africa.

USADF assistance takes the form of grants of up to $250,000 to community groups and small enterprises. USADF emphasizes participatory development, in which its programs respond to local project requests by engaging local community groups or enterprises during project design and implementation. USADF measures grant success in terms of jobs, increased incomes levels, and improved social conditions.

For more information, visit the official USADF Website.