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: 11/18/2019

Requested Funding By Fiscal Year | USTDA

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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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Transaction Data | USTDA

Transaction data represents every individual financial record in an agency’s accounting system for program work with implementing partners and administrative expenses. Transaction data is the most granular form of financial data. Each data record - or financial transaction - contains qualitative data fields, including descriptive titles, vendor names, and location, along with the financial data. Thus, transaction data is called Disaggregated data as it disaggregates financial data into its most basic form.

The data shown above in the planned, obligated, and spent tabs represents transaction data aggregated at a higher level of analysis (by country and sector only), thus this data is called Aggregated data.

The table below displays every applicable award within each agency’s accounting system. An award may consist of multiple financial transactions. In these instances, the table displays the award’s aggregated sum of its individual transactions. Data from the table can be downloaded by selecting each individual award. The downloadable report disaggregates award data into individual transactions. If an award has multiple transactions, the downloadable report will generate lines of data for each transaction.

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This data set will continue to be updated in accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Bulletin 12-01.

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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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