[United States Government Manual]
[June 01, 2008]
[Pages 537-542]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]



UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20523

Phone, 202-712-0000. Internet, www.usaid.gov.
Administrator                                     Henrietta H. Fore
Deputy Administrator                              James Kunder, Acting
Counselor                                         Lisa Chiles
Chief Operating Officer                           Alonzo Fulgham
Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff            Madelyn Marchessault
Assistant Administrator for Africa                Katherine Almquist
Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Near     (vacancy)
        East
Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict   Michael Hess
        and Humanitarian Assistance
Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth,      Jacqueline E. Schafer
        Agriculture and Trade
Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia    Douglas Menarchik
Assistant Administrator for Global Health         Kent R. Hill
Assistant Administrator for Latin America and     Jose Cardenas, Acting
        the Caribbean
Assistant Administrator for Legislative and       Jeffrey Greico, Acting
        Public Affairs
Assistant Administrator for Management            Sean Mulvaney
Director of Office of Development Partners        Karen Turner
Director of Security                              Randy Streufert
Director of Equal Opportunity Programs            Jessalyn L. Pendarvis
Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business      Mauricio Vera
      Utilization/Minority Resource Center
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General Counsel                                   Alan Swendiman
Inspector General                                 Donald A. Gambatesa

[For the Agency for International Development statement of organization, 
        see the Federal Register of Aug. 26, 1987, 52 FR 32174]

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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.

Programs

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 regionally by 
addressing environmental, economic, and developmental practices that 
impede development and are unsustainable. Globally, Agency programs 
focus on reducing sources and enhancing sinks of greenhouse gas 
emissions and on promoting innovative approaches to the conservation and 
sustainable use of the planet's biological diversity. The approach to 
national environmental problems differs on a country-by-country basis, 
depending on a particular country's environmental priorities. Country 
strategies may include improving agricultural, industrial, and natural 
resource management practices that play a central role in environmental 
degradation; strengthening public policies and institutions to protect 
the environment; holding dialogs with country governments on 
environmental issues and with international agencies on the 
environmental impact of lending practices and the design and 
implementation of innovative mechanisms to support environmental work; 
and environmental research and education.
Democracy  The Agency's strategic objective in the democracy area is the
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transition to and consolidation of democratic regimes throughout the 
world. Programs focus on such problems as human rights abuses; 
misperceptions about democracy and free-market capitalism; lack of 
experience with democratic institutions; the absence or weakness of 
intermediary organizations; nonexistent, ineffectual, or undemocratic 
political parties; disenfranchisement of women, indigenous peoples, and 
minorities; failure to implement national charter documents; powerless 
or poorly defined democratic institutions; tainted elections; and the 
inability to resolve conflicts peacefully.
Humanitarian Assistance and Post-Crisis Transitions  The Agency provides 
humanitarian assistance that saves lives, reduces suffering, helps 
victims return to self-sufficiency, and reinforces democracy. Programs 
focus on disaster prevention, preparedness, and mitigation; timely 
delivery of disaster relief and short-term rehabilitation supplies and 
services; preservation of basic institutions of civil governance during 
disaster crisis; support for democratic institutions during periods of 
national transition; and building and reinforcement of local capacity to 
anticipate and handle disasters and their aftermath.

Overseas Organizations

U.S. Agency for International Development country organizations are 
located in countries where a bilateral program is being implemented. The 
in-country organizations are subject to the direction and guidance of 
the chief U.S. diplomatic representative in the country, usually the 
Ambassador. The organizations report to the Agency's Assistant 
Administrators for the four geographic bureaus: the Bureaus for Africa, 
Asia and Near East, Europe and the New Independent States, and Latin 
America and the Caribbean.
    The overseas program activities that involve more than one country 
are administered by regional offices. These offices may also perform 
country organizational responsibilities for assigned countries. 
Generally, the offices are headed by a regional development officer.
    Development Assistance Coordination and Representative Offices 
provide liaison with various international organizations and represent 
U.S. interests in development assistance matters. Such offices may be 
only partially staffed by Agency personnel and may be headed by 
employees of other U.S. Government agencies.

    Country Organizations--U.S. Agency for International Development
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                  Country                       Officer in Charge \1\
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Afghanistan...............................  Skip Waskin (MD)
Albania...................................  Ted Landau (MD)
Angola....................................  Diana Swain (MD)
Armenia...................................  Robin Phillips (MD)
Azerbaijan................................  James Goggin (CPO)
Bangladesh................................  Gene George (MD)
Barbados..................................  Jim Goggin (MD)
Belarus...................................  Chuck Howell (CPO)
Benin.....................................  Rudy Thomas (MD)
Bolivia...................................  Michael Yates (MD)
Bosnia....................................  Jane Nandy (MD)
Brazil....................................  Jennifer Adams (MD)
Bulgaria..................................  Michael Fritz (MD)
Cambodia..................................  Erin Soto (MD)
Colombia..................................  Liliana Ayalde (MD)
Croatia...................................  William Jeffers (MD)
Cyprus....................................  Thomas Dailey (MD)
Democratic Republic of the Congo..........  Robert Hellyer (MD)
Dominican Republic........................  Richard Goughnour (MD)
East Timor................................  Flynn Fuller (MD)
Ecuador...................................  Alexandra Panehal (MD)
Egypt.....................................  Kenneth Ellis (MD)
El Salvador...............................  Deborah Kennedy-Iraheta (MD)
Eritrea...................................  Jatinder Cheema (MD)
Ethiopia..................................  William Hammink (MD)
Georgia...................................  Bob Wilson (MD)
Ghana.....................................  Sharon Cromer (MD)
Guatemala.................................  Wayne Nilsestuen (MD)
Guinea....................................  Annette Adams (MD)
Guyana....................................  Fenton Sands (MD)
Haiti.....................................  Paul Tuebner (MD)
Honduras..................................  Randy Peterson, Acting (MD)
India.....................................  George Deikun (MD)
Indonesia.................................  William Frej (MD)
Iraq......................................  Hilda Arellano (MD)
Jamaica...................................  Karen Turner (MD)
Jordan....................................  Anne Aarnes (MD)
Kenya.....................................  Kiert Toh (MD)
Kosovo....................................  Michael Farbman (MD)
Kyrgyzstan................................  Ken McNamara (CPO)
Lebanon...................................  Raoul Youseff (AID R)
Liberia...................................  Wilbur Thomas (MD)
Macedonia.............................  John Starnes (CPO)
Mongolia..................................  Barry Primm (MD)
Montenegro................................  Joseph Taggart (CPO)
Morocco...................................  Monica Stein-Olson (MD)
Mozambique................................  Jay Knott (MD)
Namibia...................................  Gary Newton (MD)
Nepal.....................................  Donald Clark (MD)

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Nicaragua.................................  Alexander Dickie (MD)
Nigeria...................................  (vacancy) (MD)
Panama....................................  Kermit Moh (AID R)
Pakistan..................................  Jonathan Addleton (MD)
Paraguay..................................  John Beed (MD)
Peru......................................  Susan Brems, Acting (MD)
Philippines...............................  Jon Lindborg (MD)
Romania...................................  Rodger Garner (MD)
Russia....................................  Terry Myers (MD)
Rwanda....................................  James Anderson (MD)
Senegal...................................  Olivier Carduner (MD)
Serbia....................................  Keith Simmons (MD)
Sri Lanka.................................  Rebecca Cohn (MD)
Sudan.....................................  Katherine Almquist (MD)
Tajikistan................................  Carolyn Bryan (MD)
Tanzania..................................  Derrick Brown (MD)
Thailand..................................  Olivier Carduner (MD)
Turkmenistan..............................  Ashley Moretz (CPO)
Uganda....................................  Vicki Moore (MD)
Ukraine...................................  Earl Gast (MD)
Uzbekistan................................  James Bonner (CPO)
Vietnam...................................  Dennis Zvinakis (CPO)
West Bank/Gaza in Israel..................  Howard Sumka (MD)
Yemen.....................................  Douglas Heisler (MD)
Zambia....................................  James Bednar (MD)
Zimbabwe..................................  Karen Freeman (MD)
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\1\ MD: Mission Director; CPO: Country Program Officer; RD: Regional
  Director; AAO: AID Affairs Officer for Section of Embassy; CO:
  Coordinator in Washington; AID R: USAID Representative; FFP: Food for
  Peace Officer2,L1,s150,xs70

                            Regional Offices

Regional Center for Southern Africa--       Gerald Cashion (RD)
 Gaborone, Botswana.
Regional Economic Development Services      Andrew Sission (RD)
 Offices--Nairobi, Kenya.
Regional Mission to Central Asia--Almaty,   Chris Crowley (RD)
 Kazakhstan.
Regional Mission to Ukraine, Belarus and    Earl Gast (RD)
 Moldova--Kiev, Ukraine.
Regional Support Center--Budapest, Hungary  James Ray Kirkland (RD)
USAID Mission to Southern Africa..........  (vacancy) (RD)
West Africa Regional Program..............  Carleene Dei (MD)
             International Organizations and USAID Contacts

Office for Humanitarian Assistance, World   Richard Newberg (FFP)
 Food Program Affairs--Rome, Italy.
Office of the U.S. Representative to the    George Carner (AID R)
 Development Assistance Committee of the
 Organization for Economic Cooperation and
 Development--Paris, France.
U.S. Mission to the European Office of the  (vacancy) (AID R)
 United Nations and Other International
 Organizations--Geneva, Switzerland.
AID Office for Development Cooperation--    Charles Aaenenson (AID R)
 Tokyo, Japan.
Office of AID Coordination Representative-- Patricia Lerner (AID R)
 Brussels, Belgium.

Sources of 
Information

General Inquiries  Inquiries may be directed to the Bureau for 
Legislative and Public Affairs, USAID/LPA, Washington, DC 20523-0001. 
Phone, 202-712-4810. Fax, 202-216-3524.
Congressional Affairs  Congressional inquiries may be directed to the 
Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, USAID/LPA, Washington, DC 
20523-0001. Phone, 202-712-4810.
Contracting and Small Business Inquiries  For information regarding 
contracting opportunities, contact the Office of Small and Disadvantaged 
Business Utilization, U.S. Agency for International Development, 
Washington, DC 20523-0001. Phone, 202-712-1500. Fax, 202-216-3056.
Employment  For information regarding employment opportunities, contact 
the Workforce Planning, Recruitment, and Personnel Systems Division, 
Office of Human Resources, U.S. Agency for International Development, 
Washington, DC 20523-0001. Internet, www.usaid.gov.
General Inquiries  General inquiries may be directed to the Bureau for 
Legislative and Public Affairs, USAID/LPA, Washington, DC 20523-0001. 
Phone, 202-712-4810. Fax, 202-216-3524.
News Media  Inquiries from the media only should be directed to the 
Press Relations Division, Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, 
USAID/LPA,

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                           (A: Adviser; C: Counselor; D: Director; ED: Executive Director; MD: Mission Director; AID R: USAID Representative; RD: Regional Director)1Office1Officer in Charge
Washington, DC 20523-0001. Phone, 202-712-4320.

For further information, contact the United States Agency for 
International Development, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20523-0001. Phone, 202-712-0000. Internet, www.usaid.gov.

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