LOS ANGELES, Nov 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded it a contract to implement the Colombia Public Policy Program that is worth up to US$22.5 million.
The USAID program provides support to USAID and Colombia in the development of a wide variety of policy positions, in coordination with the Government of Colombia (GOC). Policy issues will include, but will not be limited to, land reform, access to financial services, labor and vulnerable populations. It will be a pillar of U.S. support of Colombia's National Consolidation Plan to solidify security gains and eliminate illicit activities.
AECOM will assist USAID with the design and implementation of 109 pilot programs to build support for large-scale reform, expedite policy implementation and gather information on the policy-reform priorities of Colombia Strategic Development Initiative regions. AECOM will coordinate closely with the GOC and USAID to develop work plans and terms of reference, select technical experts, monitor results, and make adjustments to meet changing conditions.
Key to the AECOM approach is a strategy to assist the GOC in building support for reforms and strengthen the Colombian policy-making process in the long run. With the support of leading Colombian think tanks, universities, non-government organizations and media, AECOM will improve in-country awareness about the importance of the structural reforms required to address key policy constraints and to overcome vested interests that are detrimental to citizens' quality of life.
AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 51,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.3 billion during the 12-month period ended June 30, 2010. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at http://www.aecom.com.
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