Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States."
"Frequently Asked Questions," USAID website (accessed May 18, 2007)
"USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Our Work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting:
economic growth, agriculture and trade;
global health; and,
democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.
We provide assistance in four regions of the world: