Accessibility is committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on To provide this information, this site has been built to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether federal employees or members of the general public) have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us. 

Much of the content hosted on this site has been produced by USAID, its partners, or its contractors. All USAID-produced content is fully compliant with Section 508. However, we are unable to guarantee accessibility for content produced by third parties which may be hosted or linked to from this site. Please contact the content author or sponsoring organization if this content is not accessible. 

Accessibility Settings

This website uses technologies to provide modifications to text and color to make the content more accessible. The menu to adjust accessibility settings is located on the top right of your screen behind the red button or by pressing Ctrl + U.

Accessing Documents in Different File Formats

Some documents on are in Portable Document Format (PDF), so you can view publications in their original format regardless of the type of computer, browser or operating system you use to access the Internet. In order to view, navigate through and print PDF documents, you must first download the free Acrobat Reader software. For best results, you should install version 10.x or later. Visit the Adobe Reader Help and Support page for troubleshooting tips. If you use a screen reader, you may want to visit Adobe's Reader accessibility page, which has a user's guide for accessing PDF documents with assistive technology.


If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) and have trouble accessing information on this site, please contact us with the nature of the problem, the URL (web address) of the information you tried to access and your contact information. 

To learn about USAID’s broader efforts to ensure the accessibility of its material, please read's Accessibility Policy.