United States Agency for International Development



1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20523-0001

Phone, 202-712-0000. Internet, www.usaid.gov.

Administrator Andrew S. Natsios

Deputy Administrator Frederick Schieck

Counselor Carol Peasley

Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff Douglas J. Aller

Assistant Administrator for Africa Lloyd O. Pierson

Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Near James Kunder


Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict William J. Garvelink, and Humanitarian Assistance Acting

Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth, James Smith

Agriculture and Trade

Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Kent R. Hill

Assistant Administrator for Global Health Kent R. Hill

Assistant Administrator for Latin America and Adolfo Franco

the Caribbean

Assistant Administrator for Legislative and J. Edward Fox

Public Affairs

Assistant Administrator for Management Steven G. Wisecarver

Assistant Administrator for Policy and Program Edward D. Menarchick


Director of the Global Development Alliance Dan Runde


Director of Security Harry Manchester

Director of Equal Opportunity Programs Jessalyn L. Pendarvis

Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Marilyn Marton

Utilization/Minority Resource Center

General Counsel John Gardner

Inspector General Bruce N. Crandlemire


The U.S. Agency for International Development administers U.S. foreign economic and humanitarian assistance programs worldwide in the developing world, Central and Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent Federal agency established by 22 U.S.C. 6563. Its principal statutory authority is the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended

(22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.). USAID serves as the focal point within the Government for economic matters affecting U.S. relations with developing countries. USAID administers international economic and humanitarian assistance programs. The Administrator is under the direct authority and foreign policy guidance of the Secretary of State.


The Agency meets its post-cold war era challenges by utilizing its strategy for achieving sustainable development in developing countries. It supports


programs in four areas: population and health, broad-based economic growth, environment, and democracy. It also provides humanitarian assistance and aid to countries in crisis and transition.

Population and Health The Agency contributes to a cooperative global effort to stabilize world population growth and support women's reproductive rights. The types of population and health programs supported vary with the particular needs of individual countries and the kinds of approaches that local communities initiate and support. Most USAID resources are directed to the following areas: support for voluntary family planning systems, reproductive health care, needs of adolescents and young adults,infant and child health,and education for girls and women.

Economic Growth The Agency promotes broad-based economic growth by addressing the factors that enhance the capacity for growth and by working to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of individual opportunity. In this context, programs concentrate on strengthening market economies, expanding economic opportunities for the disadvantaged in developing countries, and building human skills and capacities to facilitate broad-based participation.

Environment The Agency's environmental programs support two strategic goals: reducing long-term threats to the global environment, particularly loss of biodiversity and climate change; and promoting sustainable economic growth locally, nationally, and...

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