United States International Development Cooperation Agency

The U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency (IDCA) is a Federal government agency that conducts foreign assistance and humanitarian aid to advance the political and economic interests of the United States. The Director of the Agency serves as the principal international development adviser to the President and the Secretary of State. The U.S. Agency For International Development and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation are component agencies of the U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency--due to recent changes these roles can be changing.

The U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency was established by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1997 (5 U.S. Code app., effective October 1, 1979.

This material was condensed and edited from the USAID Web site--with some added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway™ site.

NOTICE:  The USAID has been integrated into the U. S. Department of State as of October 1999. 

U.S. Agency for International Development Homepage  this link will place you in the USAID portion of the U. S. Department of State Web page.

U. S. Department of State

About USAID  addresses history (established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961) and the value of USIA programs to Americans---plus much more.

Other Items of Interest:

Population, Health & Nutrition Links

Federal Maritime Commission

Citizen's Guide to U S Economy - U. S. Senate  and 12 Myths of International  Trade  are uncomplicated economic sites with a Glossary, explanations, etc.

Joint Economic Committee - U. S. Senate  economic news and links.

U. S. Trade Deficit Review Commission

U. S. Trade Representative   "Other Trade and Information Resources."

The Office of International Trade - SBA

Map Center  covers areas involved in U.S. humanitarian efforts.

Emergency Financial Tracking Database  humanitarian relief programs.

Environment - USAID  covers environmental efforts.

USAID Business and Procurement  functional aspects of this Agency.