Agency for International Development (USAID) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Independent; merger with Department of State slated for 1998
ADDRESS: 320 21st St. NW Washington, DC 20523-0001
PHONE: (202) 647-1850
FAX: (202) 216-3524
ADMINISTRATOR: J. Brian Atwood
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was created to provide economic and humanitarian aid to foreign nations and to advance the economic interests of the United States in the process. The organization benefits the international community in four venues: economic growth, environmental quality, democracy, and humanitarian aid. This mission is called "promoting sustainable development," because the methods employed foster self-reliance of the assisted nations.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency that operates under the guidance of the Department of State. USAID and its sister organization, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, combine to form the U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency, whose acting...
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