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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Funds provided by the Congress for projects or programs where the Congressional direction (in bill or report language). circumvents Executive Branch merit-based or competitive allocation processes, or specifies the location or recipient, or otherwise curtail the ability of the Executive Branch to manage critical aspects of the funds allocation process (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 634).

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