Policy USAID Contribution Official USAID strategies, policies, and associated guidance documents.

USAID Education Policy

Read this policy outlining the primary purpose of USAID education programming: to achieve sustained, measurable improvements in learning outcomes and skills development. 


This policy supports the vision that partner country education systems must enable all children and youth to acquire the education and skills needed to be productive members of society:

  • Prioritize country-focus and ownership;
  • Focus and concentrate investments on measurably and sustainably improving learning and educational outcomes;
  • Strengthen systems and develop capacity in local institutions;
  • Work in partnership and leverage resources;
  • Drive decision-making and investments using evidence and data; and
  • Promote equity and inclusion.