USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse

Large collection of documents relating to aid activities undertaken by USAID.

The Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) is the largest online resource for USAID funded, international development documentation. The purpose of the DEC is to strengthen USAID's development projects, activities, and programs by making these development experience documents available to USAID offices and mission staff, PVO's, NGO's, universities and research institutions, developing countries, and the public worldwide.

About USAID

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent federal government agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States.

On September 4, 1961, the Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act, which reorganized the U.S. foreign assistance programs including separating military and non-military aid. The Act mandated the creation of an agency to administer economic assistance programs, and on November 3, 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID became the first U.S. foreign assistance organization whose primary emphasis was on long-range economic and social development assistance efforts. Freed from political and military functions that plagued its predecessor organizations, USAID was able to offer direct support to the developing nations of the world. The agency unified already existing U.S. aid efforts, combining the economic and technical assistance operations of the International Cooperation Agency, the loan activities of the Development Loan Fund, the local currency functions of the Export-Import Bank, and the agricultural surplus distribution activities of the Food for Peace program of the Department of Agriculture.

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Поле Стойност
Източник http://dec.usaid.gov/
Автор USAID
Отговорник OKFN
accessibility_notes Use the different search features on the right hand bar to navigate through the collection of documents. The past projects database collects together all documents on a project, but only spans 1946-1996.
all_data_one_file No
all_fields_exportable Yes
broken_down_by_sector Yes
commitments Yes
completeness_notes
contact Information Center, U.S. Agency for International Development, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C. 20523-1000 Information specialists: (202) 712-4810 Fax: (202) 216-3524 Tel: 202-712-0000 USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse M/CIO/KM RRB M.01 U.S. Agency for International Development Washington DC 20523 Fax: (202) 216-3515 Phone: (202) 712-0579
custom_reports No
data_fields Information organised in to various document types. No fields of data as such.
data_first_collected USAID founded in 1961
data_level Project
data_model No
database_type Donor
details The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent federal government agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States. On September 4, 1961, the Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act, which reorganized the U.S. foreign assistance programs including separating military and non-military aid. The Act mandated the creation of an agency to administer economic assistance programs, and on November 3, 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID became the first U.S. foreign assistance organization whose primary emphasis was on long-range economic and social development assistance efforts. Freed from political and military functions that plagued its predecessor organizations, USAID was able to offer direct support to the developing nations of the world. The agency unified already existing U.S. aid efforts, combining the economic and technical assistance operations of the International Cooperation Agency, the loan activities of the Development Loan Fund, the local currency functions of the Export-Import Bank, and the agricultural surplus distribution activities of the Food for Peace program of the Department of Agriculture. The Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) is the largest online resource for USAID funded, international development documentation. The purpose of the DEC is to strengthen USAID's development projects, activities, and programs by making these development experience documents available to USAID offices and mission staff, PVO's, NGO's, universities and research institutions, developing countries, and the public worldwide.
development Yes
disbursements Yes
documents Yes
documents_url Site is a database of documents
donor_type Bilateral
donors United States
download_url http://dec.usaid.gov/
email pinquiries@usaid.gov
export_formats PDF
exportable Yes
funding U.S. Government
graphing_tools No
humanitarian Yes
language en
license OKD Compliant: Other (Attribution)
license_notes "Information presented on this Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely unless identified as being subject to copyright protection. In return, we request only that USAID be cited as the source of any information, photos, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author." http://www.usaid.gov/privacy.html#gendisclaimer
official_reports Yes
operator USAID
overview Large collection of documents relating to aid activities undertaken by USAID
owner USAID
people Rajiv Shah (Agency Administrator), Ambassador James Michel (USAID's Counselor)
period_covered 1946-present
pipeline No
primary_sources Yes
quality_control Yes
recipients Full list of countries receiving aid unavailable
search_feature Yes
sector_notes Sectors listed above are from the main USAID site and do not correspond with the filterable sectors in the browsing section of the DEC. These cant be listed.
sectors Agriculture, Democracy & Governance, Economic Growth & Trade, Education & Universities, Environment, Global Partnerships, Global Health, Humanitarian Assistance
size 157,800 technical documents, over 71,000 available for download
source_frequency As each document is changed or created (at least monthly updates of document list)
source_location Contractors/Grantees and USAID units
source_method Online submission
sourcing_notes "When a document is received at the DEC, it is reviewed to determine if we already have it in the system or if it is too old for inclusion in the Document portion of the DEXS. Duplicates are discarded; older documents are queued for processing into the Inventory database; a physical copy of the document is stored offline in a warehouse facility."
standard_notes
status Ongoing
subsectors Yes
support "Search help" on right hand bar
support_url http://dec.usaid.gov/index.cfm?p=search.getHelp&CFID=6563056&CFTOKEN=49934638
title U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
unique_id us-usaid
website_1 http://dec.usaid.gov/
website_2 http://www.usaid.gov/
which_arent n/a

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