The United States has a long history of extending a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster or striving to live in a free and democratic country. It is this caring that stands as a hallmark of the United States around the world -- and shows the world our true character as a nation. U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America`s foreign policy interests in expanding democracy and free markets while improving the lives of the citizens of the developing world. Spending less than one-half of 1 percent of the federal budget, USAID works around the world to achieve these goals. USAID`s history goes back to the Marshall Plan reconstruction of Europe after World War Two and the Truman Administration`s Point Four Program. In 1961, the Foreign Assistance Act was signed into law and USAID was created by executive order. Since that time, USAID has been the principal U.S. agency to extend assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms.

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Forestry

Forests represent an important natural resource that can help developing countries improve their economic well-being. More than 1.6 billion people worldwide depend on forests for some part of their livelihood. Forests provide a wealth of important wood and non-timber forest products (such as edible nuts and fruits, medicinal plants, fibers and rubber) that people in the developed and developing world rely on. The value of wood and non-timber products ...

Pollution Prevention

At its core, cleaner production is a business management technique that directs attention toward inefficiencies and waste that erode profits and competitiveness, reducing the environmental sustainability as well as the economic viability of a company. Indeed, to modernize effectively and participate in an open economy, firms must incorporate environmental considerations into daily operations, including best practices and other measures to improve natural ...

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Business Type:
Government - National

Industry Type:
Environmental

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

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