(a) Development Coordination Committee established
The President shall establish a system for coordination of United States policies and programs which affect United States interests in the development of low-income countries. To that end, the President shall establish a Development Coordination Committee which shall advise him with respect to coordination of United States policies and programs affecting the development of the developing countries, including programs of bilateral and multilateral development assistance. The Committee shall include the head of the agency primarily responsible for administering subchapter I of this chapter, Chairman, and representatives of the Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Agriculture, Energy, and Labor, the Executive Office of the President, and other executive departments and agencies, as the President shall designate. The Committee shall advise the President concerning the degree to which bilateral and multilateral development assistance should focus on critical problems in those functional sectors which affect the lives of the majority of people in the developing countries: food production; rural development and nutrition; population planning and health; and education, public administration, and human resource development.
(b) Procedures to assure coordination
The President shall prescribe appropriate procedures to assure coordination among—
(1)the various departments and agencies of the United States Government having representatives in diplomatic missions abroad; and
(2)representatives of the United States Government in each country, under the direction of the Chief of the United States Diplomatic Mission.
The President shall keep the Congress advised of his actions under this subsection.
(c) Guidance of Secretary of State
Programs authorized by this chapter shall be undertaken with the foreign policy guidance of the Secretary of State.
(d) Repealed. Pub. L. 95–424, title V, § 502(d)(1),Oct. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 959
(e) Temporary assignment of employees
The head of any of the departments or agencies referred to in subsection (a) of this section may temporarily assign, upon the request of the Chairman, any employee from such department or agency to the staff of the Committee.
To carry out the purposes of subsection (a) of this section, the Committee shall—
(1)prepare studies on various development problems;
(2)devise implementation strategies on developmental problems appropriate to each such department or agency;
(3)monitor and evaluate the results of the development activities of each such department or agency; and
(4)arrange for the exchange of information and studies between such agencies and departments.
References to Subchapter I Deemed To Include Certain Parts of Subchapter II
References to subchapter I of this chapter are deemed to include parts IV (§ 2346 et seq.), VI (§ 2348 et seq.), and VIII (§ 2349aa et seq.) of subchapter II of this chapter, and references to subchapter II are deemed to exclude such parts. See section 202(b) ofPub. L. 92–226, set out as a note under section
2346 of this title, and sections
2349aa–5 of this title.
1981—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 97–113struck our subsec. (g) which required annual reports to Congress by the Chairman of the Development Coordination Committee on the activities of the Committee respecting aid to low-income countries. See section
2394(a) of this title.
1979—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–53inserted reference to Department of Energy.
1978—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 95–424, § 502(d)(1), struck out subsec. (d) relating to annual reports to Congress by the President on United States actions affecting the development of less developed countries.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 95–424, § 502(d)(2), substituted “section
2394 of this title, the Chairman of the Committee” for “subsection (d) of this section, the President”.
1977—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–88, § 127(a), provided that the Committee advise the President concerning the degree to which bilateral and multilateral development assistance should focus on critical problems in those functional sectors which affect the lives of the majority of people in the developing countries: food production; rural development and nutrition; population planning and health; and education, public administration, and human resource development.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 95–88, § 127(b), substituted “less developed countries” for “low-income countries” in the description of the subject matter of the Presidential reports to Congress, designated existing provisions setting out the subject matter of the reports as cl. (2)(A), and added cls. (1) and (2)(B).
Subsecs. (e) to (g). Pub. L. 95–88, § 127(c), added subsecs. (e) to (g).
For delegation of functions of President under this section, see Ex. Ord. No. 12163, Sept. 29, 1979, 44 F.R. 56673, as amended, set out as a note under section
2381 of this title.
Termination of Advisory Committees
Advisory committees established after Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of their establishment, unless, in the case of a committee established by the President or an officer of the Federal Government, such committee is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a committee established by the Congress, its duration is otherwise provided for by law. See section 14 ofPub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 776, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
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