The country team provides the foundation for

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The country team provides the foundation for interagency coordination based on recommendations from the field, as well as the effective execution of U.S. programs and policies. Notably, the country team organization, composition, and naming convention may be different for each mission.
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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)- Another common interagency partner in foreign operations is the U.S. Agency for International Development. USAID is the lead U.S. federal agency for international development and carries out programs such as stabilization, disaster response, foreign internal defense, and security force assistance, which are closely associated with many DoD efforts. USAID plays a vital role in promoting U.S. national security and foreign policy. USAID conducts short term humanitarian assistance as well as long term development programs. Its Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance responds to natural and man-made disasters. Coordination with USAID should take into consideration its unique culture of decentralized operations; partnership with local institutions; knowledge of local culture; and non-hierarchal, consensus-driven processes. They can also be a primary conduit to the Nongovernmental organization (NGO) community. Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)- An intergovernmental organization, or IGO, is an international body created by a formal agreement, for example a treaty, between two or more governments. IGOs may be established on a global, regional, or functional basis to protect and promote national interests shared by member states.
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The organizations have defined structures, roles, and responsibilities and may be equipped with resources and expertise to operate in a complex interorganizational environment. The United Nations is an example of a global IGO, while the Organization of American States, (OAS) is an example of a regional IGO, and organizations such as Interpol are examples of an IGO based on a specific function. IGOs function to protect and promote interests shared by member states. Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)- Working alone, alongside the U.S. military, with other U.S. agencies, or with multinational partners, Nongovernment Organizations (NGOs) are assisting in many of the world's disturbed areas, where humanitarian or other assistance is needed. NGOs perform a full spectrum of activities, to include assisting in trouble spots. These types of organizations are independent, diverse, and flexible grassroots-focused organizations that range from primary relief and development providers to human rights, civil society, and conflict resolution organizations. NGOs are increasingly important in foreign operations, their long term presence and deep knowledge of the environment makes them a valued partner, where possible, for conflict resolution.
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  • Fall '18
  • partner, Federal government of the United States, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of Defense

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