Saturday, November 17, 2012

Monster USAID doc: 4,000-plus pages

Really? 4,000 pages? Forget it...
If you're interested in a little light reading, I pulled together a huge PDF, more than 4,000 pages of USAID policy directives and required procedures on everything from countersurveillance to breastfeeding.
The glossary alone is 314 pages. That shouldn't be surprising, I suppose. The State Department and USAID together are a sprawling bureaucracy with a budget of $51.6 billion, surpassing the gross domestic product of more than 120 nations and territories.
Download the jumbo USAID document here (58 MB). Or go to USAID's website that offers chapter by chapter downloads.

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