International Cooperation Administration
|United States International Cooperation Administration|
|Formed||June 30, 1955|
|Preceding Agency||Foreign Operations Administration|
|Dissolved||September 4, 1961|
|Superseding agency||Agency for International Development|
|Jurisdiction||United State s Government|
|Child agency||Institute of Inter-American Affairs|
The International Cooperation Administration (ICA) was established by the U.S. State Department Delegation of Authority 85, June 30, 1955, pursuant to EO 10610, May 9, 1955. The predecessor to this administration was the Foreign Operations Administration (FOA). Both organizations coordinated foreign assistance operations and conducted all nonmilitary security programs for the United States. The administration was abolished by act of Congress on September 4, 1961 (75 Stat. 446) and all functions were transferred to U.S. Agency for International Development. 
The ICA consisted of several departments or agencies organized by region. They included:
- Institute of Inter-American Affairs
Historical records that still exist include records from:
- Office of Participant Training, including records pertaining to the organization of third-country training in Europe, 1951-61.
- U.S. Mission to NATO and European Regional Organizations (USRO) reports of third-country training in Europe, 1956-60.
Media other than documents that were produced included motion pictures. Several examples include:
- Report to the American People on Technical Cooperation, showing U.S. assistance to Afghanistan, Ecuador, Ethiopia, India, Indochina, Indonesia, Libya, Paraguay, Sudan, and Thailand, 1955.
- Strength for Peace, describing U.S. military assistance programs and cooperation in North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Southeast Treaty Organization, and Rio Pact countries, 1955.
- Documents authored or sponsored by ICA available from the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse (USAID/DEC)
- Documents authored or sponsored by the Institute of Inter-American Affairs available from the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse (USAID/DEC)