Factsheet: USAID Programs in 2018

The American people through USAID have supported development programs in Turkmenistan since 1992.

Economic Growth Programs:

  • USAID supports Turkmenistan in implementing economic reforms focusing on trade and export promotion and private sector development.
  • USAID promotes academic exchanges and increases capacity of new generation of water managers to integrate water resource management (IWRM) principles.
  • USAID also works on creating effective enabling environments for private sector investments in renewable energy that account for existing wholesale and retail electricity prices.

Principal contractors and grantees: DAI, Tetra Tech, Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program

Health and Education Programs:

  • In the health sector, USAID supports the roll out of a new treatment regimen and systems to improve diagnosis and tracking of cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. USAID coordinates its health activities with The Global Fund and the National Tuberculosis Program of Turkmenistan.
  • USAID works to increase competitiveness of young people through education in economics, business and tourism sectors.

Principal contractors and grantees: KNCV and WHO, and JA Worldwide.

Governance Programs:

  • Strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to navigate the legal, regulatory, institutional and information environment and to provide services to citizens.
  • Build the capacity of government personnel and specialists to improve good governance and service delivery to citizens through exposure to international best practice and international standards.
  • Respond to human trafficking issues through prevention and protection activities.

Principal contractors and grantees: QED Group LLC, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and International Organization for Migration (IOM).


USAID Central Asia Regional Mission Director

Christopher Edwards
41 Kazibek bi St,
Almaty, Kazakhstan 050010
Tel.: 7-327-250-79-12

USAID Turkmenistan Country Office Director:

Mischere Kawas
Business Center, A Block
1 Yunus Emre St, “Mir 2/1,”
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 744017
Tel.: 993-12-456-130

Officer in Charge U.S. Agency for International Development:

Ilire Agimi
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, USA 20523
Tel.: 202-712-1559

Website: https://www.usaid.gov/central-asia-regional