INTRODUCING FOREIGNASSISTANCE.GOV DATA analysis tool

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Overview

One key attribute of U.S. foreign assistance data is the sector assignment, which indicates the purpose of the activity. For example, Agriculture, Basic Education, and Civil Society are three of the 52 sectors possible. These sectors are organized under nine broader foreign assistance categories. All funds are sorted into only one sector and one category, so there is no double-counting of funds. The framework of sector classifications includes an established structure with precise definitions that enable the aggregation, comparison, and analysis of data.

Foreign Assistance Categories

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  • Peace & Security
  • Democracy, Human Rights, & Governance
  • Health
  • Education & Social Services
  • Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Program Management
  • Multi-sector
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