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Agency for International Development.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online January 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199891092
Agency for International Development.

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The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 created the Agency for International Development (AID), a semi-autonomous organization within the State Department which became the central bureaucracy responsible for economic aid programs. The agency's predecessors included the Economic Cooperation Administration, which implemented the ...

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Subjects: United States History

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