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2016 USAID Staffing Report to Congress

Description: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to provide the following report pursuant to House Report 114-154 accompanying H.R. 2772, which details “the number of people employed by USAID, the category of employment (direct hire, personal service contractor, Participating Agency Service Agreement, and similar categories), the veteran status of direct hires employed by USAID, the office or overseas post to which they are assigned or detailed, the appropriation account used to fund the employees, specific legislative authority needed to hire the employees, and, if hired by another Federal agency, the additional administrative expenses charged by that agency,” and, “staffing levels and position titles for all Washington-based and overseas employees by bureau, office or other unit.” USAID utilizes multiple hiring mechanisms to accomplish its work and deliver on its mission to end extreme poverty. Congress has provided authorities to USAID that allow for multiple employment arrangements. This allows the Agency to provide effective project design, implementation, and oversight of USAID-managed and co-managed programs. The nature of the work is usually the primary driver in determining the most appropriate type of employment mechanism. In response to the reporting requirement, USAID provides the following information in five sections: Detail of Washington-based positions, including a table for Institutional Contractors, by operating unit Detail of Overseas Post positions by operating unit Direct hire employee veteran status information Legislative authority needed to hire employees information Administrative Expenses Charged by Participating Agency Service Agreements and other comparable mechanisms
Date: June 2016
Creator: United States, Agency for International Development.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

TitleXII_Report_FY2013

Description: This report for the fiscal year 2013 highlights Title XII universities efforts to strengthen food security and fighting malnutrition.
Date: December 2014
Creator: Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Partnerships for a Better Future

Description: This report provides an overview of financial results, a high-level discussion of program performance, financial details, and concerns regarding the management and performance of USAID.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Agency for International Development.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fiscal Year 2016 Conference Report

Description: USAID has comprehensive policies and controls to lessen the risk of inappropriate spending on conferences. This publication provides information on the agency sponsored conferences held during 2016.
Date: 2016
Creator: United States. Agency for International Development
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Records Management and Electronic Messaging Report

Description: This report provides the steps USAID has taken to update its policy in light of the most recent revisions to the Federal Records Act to ensure the agency remains in compliance with Federal records management statutes, regulations, and policies.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States Agency for International Development
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

USAID Acquisition and Assistance: Challenges Remain in Developing and Implementing a Strategic Workforce Plan

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has shifted from conducting its own activities to managing acquisition and assistance (A&A) instruments--contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements--it awards to implementing organizations. From fiscal years 2002 through 2008, USAID's A&A obligations increased from about $5 billion to about $11 billion. A&A staff--contracting officers (COs) and A&A specialists--are primarily responsible for managing A&A instruments. This testimony is based on a September 2008 GAO report that examined USAID's capacity to develop and implement a strategic A&A workforce plan and the extent to which USAID has implemented a mechanism to evaluate its A&A function."
Date: April 28, 2009
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

USAID 2014 Annual Conference Report

Description: Report of the United States Agency for International Development's expenditures for conferences in excess of $100,000 for the year 2014. This information is presented in a chart format that includes the name of the conference, dates, location, number of attendees, cost, and a description of the conference. This report is in compliance with the Office of Management and Budget's memorandum Promoting Efficient Spending to Support Agency Operations.
Date: 2014
Creator: United States. Agency for International Development.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

USAID Acquisition and Assistance: Actions Needed to Develop and Implement a Strategic Workforce Plan

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) over the years has shifted from conducting its own activities to managing acquisition and assistance (A&A) instruments--contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements--awarded to and implemented by mainly nongovernmental entities. For fiscal years 2002 through 2007, USAID's A&A obligations doubled from about $5 billion to $10 billion. A&A staff--contracting officers (CO) and A&A specialists--are primarily responsible for managing A&A instruments. GAO was asked to examine (1) USAID's capacity to develop and implement a strategic A&A workforce plan and (2) the extent to which USAID has implemented a mechanism to evaluate its A&A function. GAO analyzed USAID documents and data, interviewed officials, visited missions in seven countries, and administered a survey to A&A staff."
Date: September 26, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from Rajiv Shah to John Kerry, June 1, 2011]

Description: Letter from Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to John Kerry, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations in the U.S. Senate regarding the findings of a report titled "Evaluating U.S. Foreign Assistance to Afghanistan." The letter discusses the work that USAID has done in Afghanistan to work with military and civilian partners, as well as ongoing programs and plans for the future.
Date: June 1, 2011
Creator: Shah, Rajiv
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annual Report to Congress: The U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity

Description: Annual report that summarizes the collaborative humanitarian work done by U.S. Government departments in specific priority countries during 2014 and provides an outline of the progress made by the Action Plan on Children in Adversity through the Calendar Year 2015.
Date: April 2016
Creator: Rob Horvath
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Climate-Resilient Low Emission Development in Bangladesh (Fact Sheet)

Description: Bangladesh is widely considered to be one of the nations most threatened by climate change. With two-thirds of the country less than 20 feet above sea level, the intrusion of salt into freshwater wells, frequent flooding, and the displacement of people from their homes is an ongoing threat. At the same time, the country's cities are rapidly growing, and the demand for energy is increasing at a corresponding rate.
Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Watson, A.; Sandor, D. & Butheau, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coordinating Low Emission Development in Columbia (Fact Sheet)

Description: Colombia's economy has grown more than 4 percent per year for a decade, but climate change is posing new risks to sustaining that development. With the nation's coastal areas, mountain ranges, rain forests, plains, and river basins vulnerable to changing weather patterns and growing seasons, Colombia is building resilience to climate change while working to curb emissions and pursue new options for low emission development.
Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Watson, A.; Butheau, M. & Sandor, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth in Mexico (Fact Sheet)

Description: Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America, with rapid growth occurring in the industrial and services sectors. A forward-thinking country on climate change, the nation recognizes that the threat of higher temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, and more frequent weather-related disasters could pose a substantial risk to its expanding economy.
Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Watson, A.; Butheau, M. & Sandor, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advancing Low Emission Growth in the Philippines (Fact Sheet)

Description: The Philippines, an island nation of nearly 100 million people and one of the world?s 15 most populous nations, is grappling with the challenge of expanding economic opportunities for its people. At the same time, it is one of the nations at greatest risk from climate change impacts, including rising sea levels and more frequent and intense floods and storms.
Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Watson, A.; Butheau, M. & Sandor, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Government Supports Low Emission Economic Growth (Fact Sheet)

Description: Countries around the world face the challenge of maintaining long-term sustainable economic growth and development under the threat of climate change. By identifying and pursuing a sustainable development pathway now, they are better positioned to reach their economic growth goals while addressing climate change impacts and lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Low emission development strategies - development plans that promote sustainable social and economic development while reducing long-term GHG emissions - provide a pathway to preparing for a global low emission future. Partner country governments are working with the U.S. government through the Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program to further their national development objectives.
Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Watson, A.; Sandor, D. & Butheau, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Environmental Life Cycle Implications of Using Bagasse-Derived Ethanol as a Gasoline Oxygenate in Mumbai (Bombay)

Description: Bagasse is the fibrous residue generated during sugar production and can be a desirable feedstock for fuel ethanol production. About 15%--25% of the bagasse is left after satisfying the mills' energy requirements, and this excess bagasse can be used in a bioconversion process to make ethanol. It is estimated that a 23 million L/yr ({approximately}6 million gal/yr) ethanol facility is feasible by combining excess bagasse from three larger sugar mills in Maharashtra state. The plant could supply about half of the ethanol demand in Mumbai, assuming that all gasoline is sold as an E10 fuel, a blend of 90% gasoline and 10% ethanol by volume. The life cycle assessment (LCA) performed in this study demonstrated the potentially significant benefits of diverting excess bagasse in Maharashtra to ethanol production, as opposed to disposing it by burning. In particular, lower net values for the ethanol production scenario were observed for the following: fossil energy consumption, and emissions of carbon monoxide , hydrocarbons (except methane), SOx, NOx, particulates, carbon dioxide, and methane. The lower greenhouse potential of the ethanol scenario is also important in the context of Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation because India is a developing country.
Date: December 7, 2000
Creator: Kadam, K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology Cooperation Agreement Pilot Project: Development-friendly greenhouse gas reduction

Description: This fact sheet describes the Technology Cooperation Agreement Pilot Project (TCAPP) established by U.S. Government agencies USAID, EPA, and DOE and programs USCSP and USIJI in August 1997. TCAPP is currently facilitating voluntary partnerships between the governments of Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, Mexico, and the Philippines, the U.S. and other OECD countries, international donors, and the private sector, on a common set of actions that will advance implementation of clean energy technologies. The five participating countries have been actively engaged in shaping this initiative along with international donors and the private sector. This program helps fulfill the U.S. obligation to support technology transfer to developing countries under Article 4.5 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. TCAPP also provides a mechanism to focus resources across international donor programs on technology cooperation needs of developing and transition countries. The goals of TCAPP are to: (1) Foster private investment in energy technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce economic benefits for the country; (2) Engage in-country and international donor support for actions to build sustainable markets for clean energy technologies; and (3) Establish technology cooperation agreements as an organizing structure for coupling in-country, donor, and private-sector climate change mitigation actions. TCAPP's approach fosters a coordinated response by OECD countries, international donor organizations, and the international business community to the climate change technology cooperation needs of developing and transition countries through two basic steps. First, interagency teams in developing and transition countries establish frameworks that define their technology cooperation needs and the actions their government is ready to undertake in cooperation with donors and the private sector. Second, international donors and businesses support implementation of actions by the countries for reducing market barriers and directly facilitating private investment.
Date: October 26, 1998
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department