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Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 13, 2013



The Peace Corps and the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) have become the latest agencies to make detailed foreign assistance data available on the website, bringing the total number of agencies to have published data to eight. This marks another significant step forward in the U.S. Government’s commitment to achieving greater transparency in foreign assistance spending.

Both Peace Corps and IAF’s obligation and spending data are available at the transaction level, which allows users to examine the data in greater detail. Site visitors can find the agencies’ profiles on the Foreign Assistance by Agency page to explore the detailed data.

Peace Corps’ foreign assistance portfolio captures the work of Peace Corps volunteers around the world and the operations that support them. As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps gives Americans the opportunity to become global citizens and serve their country by tackling the world’s most pressing needs. Peace Corps volunteers live and work at the grassroots level with host country governments, schools, communities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. To learn more about the Peace Corps, visit

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF), an independent foreign assistance agency of the United States Government, invests in citizen-led grassroots development initiatives throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. IAF grants foster economic opportunities, more secure communities, citizen participation in democracy and social inclusion while prioritizing the region’s most disadvantaged people. Since 1969, the IAF has awarded more than 5,100 grants valued at more than $700 million. Grantee partners contribute their own resources, report their results every six months and are audited annually. The IAF also encourages partnerships with businesses, government and other community organizations. Visit for more information.

To learn more about, please visit the information sections of the website, including the Top 10 Things You Should Know, What’s Coming, and FAQ pages. Comments, questions, or suggestions can be submitted through the Contact Us form on the site.

PRN: 2013/1577


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