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A&A Acquisition and Assistance
AACD Activity Assistance Completion Date
AAD Activity Approval Document
AAEF Albanian-American Enterprise Fund
AAFLI Asian-American Free Labor Institute
AATF African Agricultural Technology Foundation
ABA American Bar Association
ABC Abstinence, Being Faithful and Using Condom Approach
ABEDA Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
ABEL Advancing Basic Education and Literacy
ACDI Agricultural Cooperative Development Institute
ACI Andean Counterdrug Initiative
ACILS American Center for International Labor Solidarity
ACNM American College of Nurse-Midwives
ACS American Community School
ADB Asian Development Bank
ADEA Association for the Development of Education in Africa
ADEX Exporters' Association (Peru)
ADP Automated Data Processing
ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
ADS Automated Directives System
AED Academy for Educational Development
AEEB Assistance to Eastern Europe and the Baltics
AEI Africa Education Initiative
AELGA Africa Emergency Locust and Grasshopper Assistance
AERA Accelerating Economic Recovery in Asia
AfDB African Development Bank
AFDF Africa Development Fund
AFESD Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
AGEXPRONT Nontraditional Exporters' Guild (Guatemala)
AGILE Accelerated Growth, Investment, and Liberalization with Equity
AGOA Africa Growth and Opportunities Act
AIFLD American Institute for Free Labor Development
AIHA American International Health Alliance
AIN Integrated Child Care (English translation)
AL Arab League
ALGAS Asia Least Cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy
ALO Association Liaison Office
AMF Arab Monetary Fund
AMIDEAST America-Mideast Educational and Training Services
AMIR Access to Micro-Finance and Implementation of Policy Reform
ANACAFE Guatemala' National Coffee Association
ANE Asia and Near East
ANERA American Near East Refugee Aid
AOJ Administration of Justice
AOJS Administration of Justice Support
APAC AIDS Prevention and Control
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
APEDA Agricultural Products Export Development Authority
APEP Afghanistan Primary Education Program
APPT Abuse Prevention and Protection Team
APRP Agricultural Policy Reform Program
AREP Accelerated Reform for Enterprise Promotion
ARI Acute Respiratory Infection
ARMM Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
ARTF Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund
ARV Anti-Retroviral Vaccines
ASEAN South East Asian Nations
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
ASHA American Schools and Hospitals Abroad
ATFL American Task Force in Lebanon
ATI Appropriate Technology International
ATRIP Africa Trade and Investment Program
AUB American University of Beirut
AUSAID Australia Agency for International Development
AVRDC Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center
AVSC Access for Voluntary Surgical Contraceptive
AWACS AID Worldwide Accounting and Control System
BASIC Basic Support for Institutionalized Child Support
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BBSA Basic Business Skill Acquisition
BCIE American Bank for Economic Integration
BCN Biodiversity Conservation Network
BERC Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission
BIGUF Bangladesh Independent Garment Workers Union Federation
BiH Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOD Biochemical Oxygen Demand
BOOT Build-Own-Operate-Transfer
BOSTID Board on Science and Technology for International Development
BOT Build-Operate-Transfer
BRAC Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee
BSM Business Systems Modernization
BSO Business support organizations
BTEC Business Transformation Executive Committee
BUET Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
CA Cooperating Agency
CAA Conflict-affected areas
CAAEF Central Asian American Enterprise Fund
CABEI Central American Bank for Economic Integration
CABIO Collaborative Agricultural Biotechnology Initiative
CAC Community Access Center
CACEDERF Central America and Caribbean Emergency Disaster Relief Fund
CACM Central American Common Market
CAF Andean Development Bank
CAFTA Central America Free Trade Agreement
CAI Creative Associates Incorporated
CAI-Asia Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities
CAIC Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce
CAMP Coastal Aquifer Management Program
CAP Counterpart Alliance for Partnership Program
CAPAS Central American Protected Areas System
CAPEL Center for the Promotion of Electoral Assistance
CARE Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc.
CAREC Caribbean Epidemiology Center
CARICOM Caribbean Community and Common Market
CARPE Central African Regional Program for the Environment
CATIE Center for Tropical Agriculture Investigations and Studies
CBFP Congo Basin Forest Partnership (USAID)
CBFRM Community-based Forest Resource Management
CBI Central Bank of Iraq
CBJ Congressional Budget Justification
CBNRM Community-based Natural Resource Management
CBO Community-Based Organization
CCA Clinger–Cohan Act
CCAD Central American Commission for Environment and Development
CCM Country Coordinating Mechanism
CCP Code of Criminal Procedures
CCT Cooperative Coffee Timor
CDB Caribbean Development Bank
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. Government)
CDC Citizens' Democracy Corps
CDIE Center for Development Information and Evaluation
CDO Cooperative Development Organization
CDP Cambodian Defenders Project
CDR Cooperative Development Research Program (U.S.-Israel)
CDR Council for Development and Reconstruction
CEAO African Economic Community
CECI Canadian Center for International Studies and Cooperation
CEDPA Center for Development and Population Activities
CEE Central and Eastern Europe
CEEAC Economic Community of Central African States
CEELI Central and East European Law Institute
CEP Community Empowerment Program
CEPAL Economic Commission for Latin America
CEPPS Consortium for Elections and Political Processes Strengthening
CERTI Complex Emergency Response and Transition Initiative
CeSID Serbian Center for Free Elections and Democracy
CETTI Centers of Excellence in Teacher Training Initiative
CEWARN Conflict Early Warning Network
CFET Consolidated Fund for East Timor
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CG Consultative Group
CGAP Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest
CHF Cooperative Housing Foundation
CIDA Canadian International Development Agency
CIF Capital Investment Fund
CIFOR Center for International Forestry Research
CIKARD Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development
CILSS Permanent Interstate Committee for the Control of Drought in the Sahel
CIMMY International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
CIP Commodity Import Program
CIPE Center for International Private Enterprise
CIRAN Centre for International Research and Advisory Networks
CIT Communities in Transition
CITES Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species
CLD Consortium for Legislative Development
CMEA Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
CMM Country Coordinating Mechanism
CMS Commercial Markets Strategy
COCOM Coordinating Committee on Export Controls
COE Council of Europe
COEN El Salvador Disaster Preparedness Organization
COMESA Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
COMURES Corporation of Municipalities in El Salvador
CONRED National Disaster Coordinating Committee (Guatemala)
CONTIERRA Land Conflict Resolution Commission (Guatemala)
COP Chief of Party
CPA Coalition Provisional Authority (Iraq)
CPIC Capital Planning and Investment Control
CPP Comprehensive Post Partum Center
CPR Contraceptive Prevalence Rate
CRDA Community Revitalization through Democratic Action
CRM Coastal Resources Management
CRS Catholic Relief Services
CRSP Collaborative Research Support Program
CS/MH Child Survival/Maternal Health
CSD Child Survival and Diseases Fund (now Child Survival and Health Program Fund)
CSD Commission on Sustainable Development
CSE Colombo Stock Exchange
CSG Council of State Governments
CSH Child Survival and Health Programs Fund
CSM Contraceptive Social Marketing
CSO Civil Society Organization
CSP Community Services Program
CSP Country Strategy Plan
CSW Commercial Sex Workers
CT Cash Transfer
CVA Conflict Vulnerability Assessment
CWS Church World Services
CY Calendar Year
CYP Couple-Years' Protection
DA Development Assistance (USAID)
DAC Development Assistance Committee (OECD)
DAF Development Assistance Fund
DAI Development Alternatives International
DANIDA Danish International Development Agency
DAP Development Activity Proposal
DART Disaster Assistance Response Team
DBO Design-Build-Operate
DCA Development Credit Authority (USAID)
DCHA Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Bureau (USAID)
DCOF Displaced Children and Orphans Fund
DCP Development Credit Program
DDR Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration
DEVTA Deworming and Enhanced Vitamin A
DFA Development Fund for Africa
DFID Department for International Development, United Kingdom
DfID Department for International Development (UK)
DG Democracy and Governance
DH Direct Hire
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHRF Democracy and Human Rights Fund
DHS Demographic Health Survey
DIET District Institute of Education and Training
DIMS Democratic Indicators Monitoring Survey
DOD Department of Defense, U.S. Government
DOE Department of Energy, U.S. Government
DOJ Department of Justice, U.S. Government
DOP Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Governing Arrangement
DOS Department of State, U.S. Government
DOT Department of Treasury, U.S. Government
DOTS Direct Observed Short Course Treatment
DOTS Directly Observed Therapy, Short Course
DP Democracy Partnership
DPEP District Primary Education Program
DPT Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus
DPT3 Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus Immunization Series
DRG Diagnostic -Related Group
DRI Development Readiness Initiative (USAID)
DRI Diplomatic Readiness Initiative (Department of State)
DRP Demobilization and Rehabilitation Program (World Bank)
DSP Development Support Program
DSP Disability Support Project
DTT Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
DVS Democratic Values Survey
EA Enterprise Architecture
EA Environmental Assessment
EAC East African Community
EADB East African Development Bank
EAGER Equity and Growth through Economic Research
EAI Enterprise for the Americas Initiative
EAP Environmental Action Plan
EAPEI East Asia and Pacific Environmental Initiative
EAR European Agency for Reconstruction
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EC European Community
ECA Economic Commission for Africa
ECAFE Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East
ECE Economic Commission of Europe
ECEP Energy Conservation and Environment Project
ECHO European Commission Humanitarian Organization
ECLA Economic Commission for Latin America
ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
ECOMOG Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
ECU European Currency Unit
EDDI Education for Development and Democracy Initiative
EDI Economic Development Institute
EE Emergency and Evacuation
EE Europe and Eurasia
EEAA Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
EEDC Economic Entrepreneurial Development Center
EEHC Electricity Holding Company
EEPP Egypt Environmental Policy Program
EFTA European Free Trade Association
EG Economic Growth
EGAT Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade Bureau (USAID)
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
EIB European Investment Bank
EMED Entrepreneur Management and Executive Development
Emergency Plan President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
EMPS Environment Managed for Prosperity and Sustainability
ENI Europe and New Independent States (now Europe and Eurasia)
ENR Environment and Natural Resources
EO Executive Order
EPA Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Government
EPI Expanded Program of Immunization
EPRA Economic Policy Resource Center
EPRC Economic Policy Reform and Competitiveness
EPSP Economic Policy Support Project
EQuALLS Education Quality and Access for Learning and Livelihood Skills
ERF Emergency Response Fund
ESAF Extended Structural Adjustment Facility (International Monetary Fund)
ESC Employment Service Centers
ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ESCOs Energy Service Companies
ESEG Energy Security for Economic Growth
ESF Economic Support Fund
ETU Egyptian Technology University
EU European Union
EU/ECHO European Union/European Community Humanitarian Office
EU/PHARE European Union – Poland, Hungary, Albania, Romania, Estonia
EU-TACIS European Union - Technical Assistance for the Commonwealth of Independent States
EWMI East West Management Institute
ExIm Bank Export Import Bank of the United States
FANTA Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations)
FAR Fixed Amount Reimbursable
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas
FBO Faith-Based Organization
FCHV Female Community Health Volunteers
FDA Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Government
FDI Foreign Direct Investment
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Government
FEWS Famine Early Warning System
FFMIA Federal Financial Management Improvement Act
FFP Food for Peace
FFW Food for Work
FH Freedom House
FH/FNN Freedom House/National Forum Foundation
FIAS Foreign Investment Advisory Service
FICCI Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
FINCA Foundation for International Community Assistance
FLAG Firm Level Assistance Group
FMIP Financial Management Improvement Act
FMIS Financial Management Information System
FORWARD Fostering Resolution of Water Resources Disputes
FP Family Planning
FR/RH Family Planning and Reproductive Health
FREEDOM Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets Support Act of 1992 (FREEDOM Support Act)
FRM Forest Resources Management
FSI Financial Systems Integration
FSO Foreign Service Officer
FSVC Financial Services Volunteer Corps
FTA Free Trade Agreement
FTAA Free Trade Area of the Americas
FTE Full Time Equivalency
FTF Farmer to Farmer Program
FWWB Friends of Women's World Banking
FY Fiscal Year
G-7 Group of Seven (leading industrialized nations consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States)
G-8 Group of Eight (leading industrialized nations consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, and United States)
GAI Global AIDS Initiative
GAIN Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
GAO General Accounting Office
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GAVI Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization
GCA Global Coalition for Africa
GCC General Counsel of the Courts
GCC Global Climate Change
GDA Global Development Alliance
GDC German Development Cooperation (Gesellschaft fur Technicsche Zusammenarbeit)
GDF Global Drug Facility
GDI Gross Disposable Income
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GEF Global Environment Facility
GESAMP Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection
GESI Global Environmental Sanitation Initiative
GFATM Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
GH Global Health Bureau (USAID)
GHA Greater Horn of Africa
GHAI Greater Horn of Africa Initiative/USAID
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GIE Gaza Industrial Estate
GIN Greening of Industry Network
GIS Geographic Information System
GLI Great Lakes Initiative
GLJI Great Lakes Justice Initiative
GNP Gross National Product
GPA Global Program of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Landing-based Activities
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act (P.L. 103-62)
GREGI Gobi Regional Growth Initiative
GSA General Services Administration
GSP General System of Preference
GSU Georgia State University
GTN Global Technology Network
GTZ German Organization for Technical Assistance
GTZ Gesellschaft fur Technicsche Zusammenarbeit (German Development Cooperation)
HAART Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Treatment
HBCUs Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HCC Historical Clarification Commission
HESI Higher Education Support Initiative
HG Housing Guaranty
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HIID Harvard Institute of International Development
HIPC Heavily Indebted Poor Countries
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HKI Helen Keller International
HMHC Health Maintenance and Health Care
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HPSP Health Policy Support Program
HRC Human Rights Commission
IACCC Inter-Agency Climate Change Committee
IADB Inter-American Development Bank
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IAF Inter-American Development Foundation
IARC International Agricultural Research Center
IAS International Accounting Standards
IAVI International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
IBRA Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency
IBTC International Business and Technical Consultants
ICASS International Cooperative Administrative Support Services
ICC International Chamber of Commerce
ICDDR International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research
ICDS Integrated Child Development Services
ICFTU International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
ICICI Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India
ICITAP International Criminal Investigation and Training Assistance Program
ICLARM International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management
ICNL International Center for Not-For-Profit Law
ICRAF International Center for Research in Agroforestry
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
ICT Information and Communication Technology
ICT Information Communication Technology
ICTY International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia
ICZM Integrated Coastal Zone Management
ID Infectious Diseases
IDA International Development Assistance
IDA International Disaster Assistance (now International Disaster and Famine Assistance)
IDA International Development Association
IDB Islamic Development Bank
IDE International Development Enterprises
IDEE Institution for Democracy in Eastern Europe
IDFA International Disaster and Famine Assistance
IDP Internally Displaced Persons
IDRC International Development Research Centre
IDSR Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response
IEC Information, Education and Communication
IEE Initial Environmental Examinations
IEHA Initiative to End Hunger in Africa/USAID
IESC International Executive Service Corps
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC International Finance Corporation
IFDC International Fertilizer Development Center
IFES International Foundation for Electoral Systems
IFESH International Foundation for Education and Self Help
IFI International Financial Institute
IFI International Fund for Ireland
IFOR Implementation Force (NATO)
IFPP International Relief Partnership Program
IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
IFPS Innovations in Family Planning Services
IFRC International Federation of the Red Cross
IG Inspector General
IGAD Intergovernmental Authority on Development
IHE-Delft International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic, and Environmental Engineering
IHRIG International Human Rights Law Group
IIB International Investment Bank
IIDH Inter-American Institute of Human Rights
ILO International Labor Organization
ILO International Labour Office
ILRF International Labor Rights Fund
ILSI International Life Sciences Institute
IMA InterChurch Medical Assistance
IMCI Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses
IMET International Military Education and Training
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMO International Maritime Organization
IMR Infant Mortality Rate
IMR Integrated Managing for Results
IMRP Integrated Marshlands Restoration Program
IMT Irrigation Management Transfer
INC International Narcotics Control (State Department)
INCLEN International Clinical Epidemiology Network
INDRA Indonesia Debt Restructuring Agency
INL International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (State Department)
IO International Organization
IOCC International Orthodox Christian Charities
IOM International Organization for Migration
IOM International Organization of Migration
IPEC International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor
IPO International Public Organization
IPPF International Planned Parenthood Federation
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
IPR intellectual property rights
IQC Indefinite Quantity Contract
IR Intermediate Result
IRDP Integrated Rural Development Program
IREX International Research and Exchanges Board
IRI International Republican Institute
IRIS Center for Institutional Reform in the Informal Sector
IRM Information Resource Management
IRMO Iraq Reconstruction Management Office
IRRF Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund
ISA Initiative for Southern Africa
ISAR Institute on Soviet - American Relations
ISBO Institutional Strengthening for Business Opportunities
ISGA Interim Self Governing Authority
ISO International Export Standard
ISO International Organization of Standardization
ISP Integrated Strategy Plan
ISTI International Science and Technology
IT Information Technology
ITC International Trade Centre (UNCTAD)
ITDG International Technology Development Group
ITSH Internal Transport, Shipping and Handling
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature
IUD Inter-Uterine Device
IVCHS Improved Village and Community Health Service Program
IVS International Voluntary Services
IWTC International Women’s Tribune Center
JAAIDS Journalists Against AIDS in Nigeria
JAFPP Jordan Association of Family Planning
JAI Junior Achievement International
JBIC Japanese Bank for International Development
JFMIP Joint Financial Management Improvement Program
JHPIEGO Johns Hopkins Program in International Education for Gynecology and Obstetrics
JHPIEGO Johns Hopkins Program Providing Reproductive Health
JHPIEGO Johns Hopkins Program Providing Reproductive Health Information and Education
JHU Johns Hopkins University
JHU/PCS Johns Hopkins University/Population Communication Services
JICA Japanese International Cooperation Agency
JRP Judicial Reform Project
JSI John Snow Incorporation
JUSBP Jordan U.S. Business Partnership
JVA Jordan Valley Authority
JVP Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna
JWC Joint Water Committee
KFAED Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development
KfD Knowledge for Development
KFW German Reconstruction Credit Bank
KfW KfW Bankengruppe (German Development Bank)
KG Kilogram
KHANA Khmer HIV/AIDS Alliance
KWO Karen Women Organization
LAC Latin America and the Caribbean
LAF Lebanese Armed Forces
LAU Lebanese American University
LC Local Currency
LE Egyptian Pound
LEB Locally Elected Body
LET Life Extending Treatment
LEWS Livestock Early Warning System
LG Local Government
LGU Local Government Unit
LMI Lower-Middle-Income
LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam
LWPP Lebanon Water Policy Program
LWVF Patrick J. Leahy War Victims Fund
M Management Bureau (USAID)
M&E Monitoring and Evaluation
MAARD Modified Acquisition and Assistance Request Document
MACS Mission Accounting and Control System
MAFF Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries
MAI Multilateral Assistance Initiative
MAP Market Access Program
MAP Morocco Agribusiness Promotion
MBA Masters of Business Administration
MBIT Masters of Business in Information Technology
MCA Millennium Challenge Account
MCC Millennium Challenge Corporation
MCC Millenium Challenge Corporation
MCEI Municipal Coastal Environmental Initiative
MCH Maternal and Child Health
MCM Million Cubic Meters
MDB Multilateral Development Bank
MDC Motherland Democracy Coalition
MEA Middle East and North Africa
MEG Morocco Education for Girls
MEPI Middle East Partnership Initiative
MEPP Monitoring and Evaluation Performance Program
MERC Middle East Regional Cooperation
MES Mongolian Energy Sector Project
MFA Microenterprise Finance
MFI Microfinance Institution
MHO Mutual Health Organizations
MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
MILF Moro Islamic Liberation Front (Mindanao-based)
MILGP Military Group
MINUGUA United Nations Verification Mission for Guatemala
MIS Management Information System
MMR Maternal Mortality Rate
MNE Ministry of National Education
MNLF Moro National Liberation Front
MOA Ministry of Agriculture
MOE Ministry of Education
MOE Ministry of Environment
MOEYS Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
MOF Minister of Finance
MOH Ministry of Health
MOHHC Ministry of Health and Health Care
MOHP Ministry of Health and Population
MOJ Ministry of Justice
MOLG Ministry of Local Government
MOLSA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
MOMRA Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs
MOPH Ministry of Public Health
MOST Micronutrient Operational Strategies and Technologies
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MP Member of Parliament
MPF Multiproject Financing Facility
MPM Management Policy and Metrics
MPMS Management Policy and Metrics Staff
MPP Mission Performance Plan
MPRP Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party
MSCI Medical Service Corporation International
MSE Micro and Small Enterprises
MSED Micro and Small Enterprise Development
MSH Management Sciences for Health
MSME Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise
MT Metric Tons
MTCT Mother-to-Child Transmission
MTT Mobile Task Team
MVCS Most Valuable Companies
MW Megawatt
MWI Ministry of Water and Irrigation
NA Not applicable, or Not Available
NACP National AIDS Control Program
NAMRU-3 Naval Medical Research Unit
NAPA National Academy for Public Administration
NARUC National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
NAS Narcotic Affairs Section (State Department)
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASDA National Association of State Development Agencies
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBG National Bank of Georgia
NCBA National Cooperative Business Association
NCJS National Center for Judicial Studies
NCSC National Center for State Courts
NDI National Democratic Institute
NEAP National Environmental Action Plan
NED National Endowment for Democracy
NED New Enterprise Development
NEP New Entry Professional
NEPAD New Partnership for Africa's Development
NET NIS Exchanges and Training
NFALP Non-Formal and Adult Literacy Program
NFC National Finance Center
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NGO nongovernmental organization
NHA National Health Accounts
NIB Nordic Investment Bank
NID National Immunization Day
NIDS National Immunization Days
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIS New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (now Independent States of the B763Former Soviet Union)
NK Nagorno-Karabakh
NLC National Legal Center
NLD National League for Democracy
NMS New Management System
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NORAD Norwegian Aid
NPA Non-Project Assistance
NPC Nonpresence Countries
NPI New Partnership Initiative
NPR National Performance Review
NRECA National Rural Electric Cooperative Administration
NRM Natural Resource Management
NRM Natural Resources Management
NTA New Transatlantic Agenda
NTE Non-Traditional Export
NTFP Non-Traditional Forest Products
NWI Ministry of Water and Irrigation
O/GAC Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator
OAS Organization of American States
OAS Organization of American States
OAU Organization of African Unity
ODA Official Development Assistance
ODA Overseas Development Administration (British)
OE Operation Expenses
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OECD Organization of Economic Coopration and Dvelopment
OECF Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund
OECS Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
OECS Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
OFDA Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID)
OFF Oil for Food
OGAC Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator
OHCHR Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (United Nations)
OHR Office of the High Representative (in Bosnia-Herzegovina)
OIC Organization of the Islamic Conference
OIG Office of the Inspector General (USAID)
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPIC Overseas Private Investment Corporation
OPIN Online Presidential Initiatives Network
OPV Oral Polio Vaccine
ORS Oral Rehydration Salts
ORS/T Oral Rehydration Salts/Therapy
ORT Oral Rehydration Therapy
OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
OTI Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID)
OTPOR Serbian Democracy Group "Resistance"
OVC Orphans and Vulnerable Children
PA Palestinian Authority
PACD Project Assistance Completion Date
PACT Private Agencies Collaborating Together
PACT Program for the Advancement of Commercial Technology
PAHO Pan American Health Organization
PAHO Pan American Health Organization
PAL Planning, Achievement, and Learning
PART Program Assessment and Rating Tool
PASA Participating Agency Service Agreement
PATH Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health
PC Palestinian Council
PCA Permanent Court of Arbitation
PDF Power Development Fund
PED Palestinian Enterprise Development
PED Provincial Environment Departments
PEDO People’s Environment and Development Organization
PEPFAR President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
PERPP Public Enterprise Reform and Privatization Program
PES Policy Environment Score
PHC Primary Health Care
PHCI Primary Health Care Initiative
PHN Population, Health and Nutrition
PHPIEGO Johns Hopkins Program in Education for Gynecology and Obstetrics
PICTI Palestinian Information and Communications Technology Incubator
PIEFZA Palestinian Industrial and Free Zone Authority
PIL Public Interest Litigation
PIP Parks in Peril
PIPA Palestinian Investment and Promotion Agency
PISG Kosovo Provisional Institution for Self-Government
PL Public Law
PLANTE National Alternative Development Plan (Colombia)
PLC Palestinian Legislative Council
PLN Indonesian National Electric Company
PLO Palestinian Liberation Organization
PLWHA People Living with HIV/AIDS
PMA Palestinian Monetary Authority
PMA President's Management Agenda
PMC Pune Municipal Corporation
PMO Program Management Office
PMP Performance Monitoring Plan
PMTCT Prevention of Mother-to-Child AIDS Transmission
PMTI Presidential Management Training Initiative
PNFPP Philippine National Family Planning Program
POP Persistent Organic Pollutant
PPA Public Private Alliance
PPC Policy and Program Coordination Bureau (USAID)
PPG7 Pilot Program to Conserve the Brazilian Rainforest, Group of 7
PPP Public Private Partnership
PREAL Program for Education Reform in the Americas
PRF International Planned Parenthood Federation
PRIME Primary Providers' Training and Education in Reproduction
PRIME Program for Innovation in Microenterprise
PRM Bureau of Population, Migration, and Refugee/U.S. Department of State
PRM Population, Refugees, and Migration (State Department)
PRSP Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
PRT Provincial Reconstruction Teams
PSC Personal Service Contract
PSI Population Services International
PSIP Procurement System Improvement Project
PSO Private Sector Organization
PSO Program Support Objective
PTCA Parent Teacher Community Associations
PTP Professional Training Program
PVC Private Voluntary Cooperation
PVO Private Voluntary Organization
PW Price-Waterhouse
PWA Palestinian Water Authority
PWD People with disabilities
QCHT Quality Control of Health Technologies
QIZ Qualifying Industrial Zones
RACHA Reproductive and Child Health Alliance
RAMP Rebuilding Agricultural Markets Program
RCSA Regional Center for Southern Africa (USAID)
RCSP Rural Civil Society Program
RDM/A Regional Development Mission/Asia (USAID)
RDS Regional Development and Support
REACH Rural Extension of Afghanistan's Community-Based Health Care program
REB Rural Electrification Board
REDSO Regional Economic Development Support Office (USAID)
RFA  Request for Assistance
RFP Request for Proposal
RH Reproductive Health
RHUDO Regional Housing and Urban Development Office (USAID)
RIG Regional Inspector General (USAID)
ROL Rule of Law
ROT Rehabilitate-Operate-Transfer
RRB Regional Rural Banks
RSD Regional Sustainable Development Office (USAID)
RTI Research Triangle Institute
RTII Regional Trade and Investment Initiative
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SADC Southern Africa Development Community
SAEDF Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund
SAGA Strategies and Analyses for Growth and Access
SAGE Strategies for Advancing Girls Education
SAI Special Assistance Initiative
SARI South Asia Regional Initiative
SARI-Energy South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy
SARI-Equity South Asia Regional Initiative on Equity for Women and Children
SBY Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
SCA Supreme Council for Antiquities
SCF Save the Children Federation
SDF Special Development Fund
SEACI South East Asia Competitiveness Initiative
SEBI Securities and Exchange Board of India
SEC Securities and Exchange Commission
SEED Support for East European Democracy
SEEU South East European University
SEI State Environmental Initiative
SEP Senior Executive Program
SET Supreme Electoral Tribunal
SFD Saudi Fund for Development
SIDA Swedish International Development Agency
SIDA Swedish International Development Authority
SIGN Safe Injection Global Network
SIWM Souss-Massa Integrated Water Resources
SLWWE South Lebanon Water and Wastewater Establishment
SME Small and Medium Enterprises
SO Strategic Objective
SOAG Strategic Objective Agreement
SOE State-Owned Enterprise
SOW Scope of Work
SPA Small Program Assistance
SPA Special Program of Assistance
SPA Special Program of Assistance for Africa
SPDC State Peace and Development Council
SpO Special Objective
SPR Sector Policy Reform
SPRP Sector Policy Reform Program
SPS Sanitary and Phyto-santitary Standard
SRII Standard Research Institute International
SRP Sahel Regional Program
SSH Special Self-Help Program
SSMSC Stock Market State Commission (Ukraine)
SSRC Social Science Research Council
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
STI Sexually Transmitted Infection
SWAG Senior Women’s Advisory Group on Sustainable Development
TAACS Technical Advisors for AIDS and Child Survival
TACIS Technical Assistance for the Commonwealth of Independent States, European Union
TAF The Asia Foundation
TAG Transparency and Accountability Grants
TAR Tibet Autonomous Region
TB Tuberculosis
TBF The Bridge Fund
TCB Trade Capacity Building
TCP The Competitiveness Program
TDA Tourism Development Authority
TFCA Tropical Forest Conservation Act
TFET Trust Fund for East Timor
TFGI The Futures Group
TFR Total Fertility Rate
TI Transition Initiatives
TIFA Trade and Investment Framework
TISS Tata Institute of Social Sciences
TN Tamil Nadu
TNC The Nature Conservancy
TR&D Tropical Research and Development
TRA Telecommunications Regulatory Agency
TRADE Trade for African Development and Enterprise Initiative
TRG Triangle Research Group
TRM Tadla Resources Management
TSG The Services Group
UC Union Council
UECP Urban Environmental Credit Program
UES Urban Environmental Services
ULP University Linkages Project
UMCOR Untied Methodist Committee on Relief
UN United Nations
UNAIDS United Nations AIDS Programs
UNCED UN Conference on Environment and Development
UNCHS United Nations Center for Human Settlements (Habitat)
UNCTAD UN Conference on Trade and Development
UNDB United Nations Development Bank
UNDCP United Nations Drug Control Program
UNDP UN Development Programme
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNEP United Nations Environment Program
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC Untied Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNGA United Nations General Assembly
UNHCR Untied Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
UNIDO UN Industrial Development Organization
UNIFEM United Nations Fund for Women
UNMIK United Nations Mission in Kosovo
UNOPS United Nations Operations Support
UNRISD UN Research Institute for Social Development
UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency
UNTAET United Nations Transitional Authority for East Timor
URC University Research Corporation
USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers
USAEP U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USDH United States Direct Hire
USEA United States Energy Association
USFDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration
USFS United States Forest Service
USG United States Government
USGS United States Geological Survey
USIA United States Information Agency
USIS United States Information Service
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
USTDA United States Trade and Development Agency
USTR United States Trade Representative
UTC United Technologies Corporation
VC Vulnerable Children
VCT Voluntary Counseling and Testing
VfP Volunteers for Prosperity
VHS Voluntary Health Services
VITA Volunteers in Technical Assistance
VOA Voice of America
VOCA Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance
VOT Victims of Torture
VSC Voluntary Surgical Contraceptive
VTTC Vocational and Technical Training Centers
WADB West African Development Bank
WAEN West Africa Enterprise Network
WAJ Water Authority of Jordan
WARP West African Regional Program
WB World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
WCC World Coast Conference
WCED World Commission WCIP World Council of Indigenous Peoples on Environment and Development
WCF Working Capital Fund
WCL World Confederation of Labor
WEDNET Women, Environment and Development Network
WFF World Wildlife Federation
WFP World Food Program (United Nations)
WFTU World Federation of Trade Unions
WHO World Health Organization
WID Women in Development
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organizaton
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WOCCU World Council of Credit Unions
WRS Water Resource Sustainability
WSSCC Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
WSSD World Summit on Sustainable Development
WTO World Trade Organization
WVI World Vision International










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