Economic Empowerment in Strategic Regions [EESR] Law and Legal Definition

Economic Empowerment in Strategic Regions (EESR) is an inter-agency effort led by the U.S. State Department in order to forge partnerships for private sector growth.

The EESR helps to bring the transformative power of private sector economic development to regions where exists poverty, unemployment, and lack of opportunity fuel support and sympathy for extremism. EESR projects are designed and implemented through partnerships among businesses, local stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and international donors. EESR tries to overcome economic stagnation by harnessing innovative private sector approaches in regions where the challenges are greatest.