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(in Britain, formerly) abbreviation for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Overseas Development Administration, now superseded by the Department for International Development (DFID)


or o•dah

(ˈoʊ də, oʊˈdɑ)

n., pl. o•das or o•dahs.
a room within a harem.
[1615–25; < Turkish: room]
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TM Forum collaborated with the world's major operators and their software, infrastructure and integrator partners to create the ODA and a common operations and IT management blueprint.
Dominguez III, the rollout of big-ticket infrastructure projects are proceeding as planned following the signing into law of the TRAIN Act and the successful prosecution of ODAs, both of which help bankroll ventures under the 'Build, Build, Build' (BBB) program.
Several projects, meanwhile, have been lined up for ODA financing by China.
Choi is accused of influencing KOICA's ODA project in Myanmar for her own benefit.
The former governor handpicked ODA for the challenge of bringing quality living to Williamsburg's waterfront, and to his first development project.
ZWCAD highly values ODA's strength in data exchange and compatibility, and technologies provided by ODA will be combined with ZWCAD's endeavor to explore more cutting-edge fields like mobile products and cloud computing.
Partly because of this, FfD in the post-2015 framework will go beyond traditional ODA and include commitments from other development actors, including Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), new emerging donors and the private sector.
We propose three-event study-based methods that are likely to correct the bias introduced by the ODA events.
One of the contributing factors to Korea's economic success was the ODA it received from 1945 to the late 1990s worth US$12 billion (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade [MOFAT] 2012).
We had to adopt a flexible approach to managing staff contracts to ensure that key people, especially directors, remained with the project throughout periods critical to its success, until such time as the ODA could be certain that their skills and knowledge were no longer required.
ODA to projects that have a direct impact on nutrition is, therefore, likely to be higher than that recorded by the OECD DAC, the primary source of ODA data.
These important features are assigned to the different chemical structures of PDA and ODA moieties from poly(DOCDA-PPD) and poly (DOCDA-ODA), respectively, which also influence the electron-donor, [[gamma].