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[USAID flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 17 February 2010



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The federal agency responsible for disbursing civilian foreign aid; I saw its flag on the news, at a televised press conference: white with the text USAID in large caps, the ''US" blue and the "AID" red, with the agency seal above then and off-center, over the S in "US."
Eugene Ipavec, 17 February 2010

USAID is a government agency that was set up to help developing nations either recover from a natural disaster or to develop their governmental structure. It was created after the passage of the Foreign Assistance Act in 1961.

The flag is described at www.usaid.gov/branding/USAID_GSM_Section_4.pdf as a logo on a white field. The flag itself is 3x5 in ratio. There are also vertical banners used by USAID as described in the linked PDF file (which is a part of a whole identity manual used by USAID).
Zachary Harden, 7 April 2010

Using the branding guide at https://www.usaid.gov/branding, I was able to improve the image above. At https://res.cloudinary.com/...USAID-Afghan-Flags.jpg (display in Afghanistan with the US and Afghan flags), the seal is centered above the text (and during official uses, the fringe is blue).
Zachary Harden, 15 November 2016