U.S. Trade and Development Agency

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

USTDA Impact

  • Increasing U.S. exports: USTDA provides a demonstrable return on U.S. taxpayer investment. The Agency’s projects currently generate a record $104 of U.S.-manufactured goods and services exports for every dollar programmed. USTDA has more than doubled this export multiplier over the course of the last decade.
  • Developing Infrastructure Overseas: Through grant funding, USTDA supports early stage project preparation work for infrastructure projects in emerging markets. By funding activities such as feasibility studies, technical assistance, and pilot projects, USTDA helps move projects to implementation and attract financing.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency Data

U.S. government agencies report data quarterly to ForeignAssistance.gov to comply with the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2016 (FATAA). Each agency is required by FATAA to report data for FY2015 as the minimum base year, although some agencies have reported data prior to FY2015. Agency reporting completeness for FY2015 onward is captured below.

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Data Last Updated: 1/10/2020

Requested Funding By Fiscal Year | USTDA

The below figures show the amount of funding that was requested, appropriated, obligated, and spent for activities within a given year. These figures are interactive—choose your funding type and year of interest to learn more about which agencies programmed funds for which purposes.

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Appropriated Funding By Fiscal Year | USTDA

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Obligated Funding By Fiscal Year | USTDA

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Spent Funding By Fiscal Year | USTDA

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Award Table | USTDA

U.S. agencies issue awards to implementing partners for the purpose of delivering foreign assistance abroad. These awards are the basis of the data available on this page. An award consists of individual financial transactions that agencies report to ForeignAssistance.gov each quarter. Award data includes quantitative information, like the aggregate amount of funding agencies have obligated or spent for particular activities, as well as qualitative information, like activity titles, descriptions, locations, and implementers.

The below table displays the foreign assistance awards agencies made, as reported by their accounting systems. Please note that this data represents aggregations of transaction-level information as reported by agencies, based on available fields at the time of reporting. Actual award totals may be higher if agencies have not yet reported transactions for certain years of a given award.

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Frequently Asked Questions | USTDA

What is USTDA?

USTDA is the only U.S. government agency with a mandate to support U.S. jobs through project preparation assistance in emerging markets. As an independent agency, USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries. USTDA’s focus on "trade not aid" helps establish mutually beneficial, trade and commercially-focused partnerships. USTDA provides grant funding to help U.S. companies create market opportunities overseas which in turn, leads to the creation of U.S. exports and American jobs. USTDA also connects foreign project sponsors with U.S. manufacturers and service providers in order to open new export markets and identify commercial opportunities for U.S. companies through reverse trade missions, conferences, training and workshops. USTDA-programmed funding never leaves the United States; rather it goes directly to U.S. companies, many of them small businesses, to perform agency-funded work.

What are USTDA’s Results?

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