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U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Agency Overview

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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.

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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: 9/25/2020

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. And after you've made your selection, scroll down and click the download button to view the resulting dataset.

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Appropriated 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. And after you've made your selection, scroll down and click the download button to view the resulting dataset.

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Obligated 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. And after you've made your selection, scroll down and click the download button to view the resulting dataset.

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Spent 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. And after you've made your selection, scroll down and click the download button to view the resulting dataset.

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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.

Click on the arrow next to an individual award to see additional details like links to strategies, evaluations, and budgets; select multiple awards and then tap the download button to unlock a customized dataset with detailed information on each transaction.

ForeignAssistance.gov publishes new data every two to three weeks. To see what we’re publishing, visit our What’s New page. For a primer on the kinds of data we offer, read our Understanding the Data page. And for everything else, consult our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Frequently Asked Questions | USTDA

What is USTDA’s mission?

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency 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.

How does USTDA execute its mission?

USTDA connects America’s private sector to infrastructure projects in developing and middle-income countries. USTDA is unique among federal agencies, as it is mandated to promote U.S. industry’s participation in infrastructure projects at the critical early stages when design choices and technology options are being defined.

The Agency approaches its mission by funding feasibility studies, technical assistance and pilot projects that integrate the expertise of American companies. These project preparation activities provide the comprehensive analyses that infrastructure projects need to move from concept to financing and implementation. Through its pilot projects, USTDA tests U.S. equipment and technology in overseas settings to promote cutting-edge U.S. solutions and identify new development opportunities for scalability and replicability throughout emerging markets.

USTDA also connects overseas buyers with U.S. sellers through its reverse trade missions, industry conferences and expert workshops. USTDA’s reverse trade missions bring foreign project sponsors to the United States to observe the design, manufacture and operation of American products and services to support their infrastructure goals. These engagements also introduce overseas decision-makers to U.S. business leaders and develop essential relationships promoting additional overseas development.

What are USTDA’s results?

USTDA strategically facilitates export opportunities for U.S. companies and supports sustainable development in dynamic markets all around the world. In 2019, every $1 USTDA invested in its programs generated $111 in U.S. exports. USTDA has facilitated $73 billion in U.S. exports since its founding in 1992, supporting 4,000 infrastructure activities in 139 countries. In fiscal year 2019 alone, USTDA identified more than $6.7 billion in U.S. exports to emerging economies as a result of programming that facilitated early-stage infrastructure development. For information on USTDA’s current results, please visit: https://ustda.gov/program/office-program-monitoring-and-evaluation.
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