Fiscal Year 2020 U.S. Government Strategy Report to Congress
Annually the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) submits a report on behalf of the U.S. government (USG) as a progress update in response to the requirement in Section 4(a) of the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act of 2017.
During Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 U.S. Government Departments and Agencies collectively reached more than 25.4 million learners through programs designed to improve measurable learning outcomes and expand access to high-quality education for all.
Departments and agencies worked to address and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 by helping to ensure that education systems around the world can be resilient through the pandemic, as well as any future challenges, and prevent development backsliding. In FY 2020, more than 30 USAID Missions supported distance learning programming over a variety of platforms including radio, television, and internet.
- Reached more than 25.4 million primary and secondary students in 57 countries and more than one million individuals in 48 countries with tertiary, vocational, and other workforce training.
- Provided more than 2.9 million children in 21 countries with nutrition assistance and provided education support to more than 20,000 children in pre-primary programs.
- Trained and provided professional development to nearly 315,000 teachers and educators in 45 countries, improving their instruction in literacy, numeracy, and other basic skills.
- Distributed more than 32.3 million textbooks and other teaching and learning materials.
- Engaged with more than 22,000 parent-teacher associations (PTAs) or community-based school-governance structures in 35 countries.
- Built or repaired more than 6,400 educational facilities in 31 countries that provide safe, accessible, and supportive learning environments for students and teachers.
- Provided education interventions to at least 12.1 million women and girls in formal and nonformal settings.
- Worked with the governments and parliaments in 15 countries to adopt 57 new or reformed public-sector laws, policies, regulations, and/or administrative procedures that support increased access to education and/or improved learning.