Agency for International Development


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Agency for International Development

(AID), federal agency created (Sept., 1961) to consolidate U.S. nonmilitary foreign aid programs. Originally an agency in the State Department, it has been a component part of the U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency, along with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, since 1979. AID administers bilateral assistance to more than 80 countries as development assistance and as economic support funds. Development aid targets agriculture, rural development, nutrition, health, education, population planning, and market-oriented development. Economic support funds are flexible grants to sustain or restore economic activity. AID also administers Food for Peace (with the Department of Agriculture), disaster assistance, a housing guaranty program, scientific and technical aid, and the Women in Development program. In the 1980s and 90s AID stressed the development of open, democratic societies, and promoted the dynamism of free markets and individual initiative in developing countries, including the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. Other principles governing AID's programs include concern for individual economic and social well-being, responsible environmental policies, and management of natural resources.
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Agency for International Development is leading the efforts of the U.S.
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Agency for International Development has made its newsletter, Accountability/Anti-Corruption, available online in English (as well as Spanish) at www.respondanet.com.
Department of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, the Export-Import Bank of the United States and the Agency for International Development have teamed up to counsel and provide financial assistance to export companies.
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An official who served overseas with the Agency for International Development was appointed as deputy director.
Agency for International Development, UNFAO and UNDP have also pledged to support the new action plan.
Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green - photo from hisTwitter account CAIRO -- 25 March 2019: U.S.

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