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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
This federal organization, created in 1961, has played a major role in helping countries build stronger democracies and create better lives for their citizens while helping further America’s foreign policy interests.
USAID is an independent government agency falling under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of State. According to its website, USAID “supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth; agriculture and trade; global health; and democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.”
USAID is headquartered inWashington, D.C., but it works in regions around the world. Partnering with private organizations, businesses, and other governments, USAID has built a strong network of support to help advance its goals and mission.
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The Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
The Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of State’s efforts to combat crime. It works to strengthen criminal justice systems, stop the flow of illegal drugs, and reduce transnational crime. INL helps strengthen law enforcement in other countries to stop drug trafficking and hold those involved in it accountable. According to its website, “INL programs focus on the full spectrum of law enforcement, rule of law, and justice sector institutional development. The Bureau leads U.S. delegations that negotiate UN crime related conventions, works with international organizations to develop international standards to stop terrorist financing and money laundering, and provides technical assistance and training to help key countries implement these standards.” INL is headquartered at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
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