The Resource International food assistance : local and regional procurement can enhance the efficiency of U.S. food aid, but challenges may constrain its implementation : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives

International food assistance : local and regional procurement can enhance the efficiency of U.S. food aid, but challenges may constrain its implementation : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives

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International food assistance : local and regional procurement can enhance the efficiency of U.S. food aid, but challenges may constrain its implementation : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives
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International food assistance
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local and regional procurement can enhance the efficiency of U.S. food aid, but challenges may constrain its implementation : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives
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  • International food assistance
  • Local and regional procurement can enhance the efficiency of U.S. food aid, but challenges may constrain its implementation
Title variation remainder
local and regional procurement can enhance the efficiency of United States food aid, but challenges may constrain its implementation
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eng
Summary
While the U.S. approach of providing in-kind food aid has assisted millions of hungry people for more than 50 years, in 2007 GAO reported limitations to its efficiency and effectiveness. To improve U.S. food assistance, Congress has authorized some funding for local and regional procurement (LRP) -- donors' purchase of food aid in countries affected by food crises or in a country within the same region. Through analysis of agency documents, interviews with agency officials, experts, and practitioners, and fieldwork in four African countries, this requested report examines (1) LRP's impact on the efficiency of food aid delivery; (2) its impact on economies where food is procured; and (3) U.S. legal requirements that could affect agencies' use of LRP. GAO recommends that the Administrator of USAID and the Secretary of Agriculture systematically collect evidence on LRP adherence to quality standards; work to improve the reliability of market intelligence; and work with the Secretary of Transportation to update the interagency memorandum of understanding (MOU) that governs cargo preference requirements
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Food relief, American
  • Foreign trade promotion
  • Food relief
  • Food relief
  • Food relief
  • Humanitarian assistance, American
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International food assistance : local and regional procurement can enhance the efficiency of U.S. food aid, but challenges may constrain its implementation : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives
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  • Title from cover screen (viewed on June 6, 2009)
  • "May 2009."
  • "The Web version of this report posted on June 4, 2009, reflects a change to table 3 on page 39. Item 2 deleted references to the specific maximum tonnage percentages allowed on foreign-flag vessels. This change was made to fully reflect agencies' technical comments on a draft of this report"--Cover
  • "GAO-09-570."
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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Revised.
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iv, 95 pages
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electronic
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file
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remote
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  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 6/6/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09570.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
International food assistance : local and regional procurement can enhance the efficiency of U.S. food aid, but challenges may constrain its implementation : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (viewed on June 6, 2009)
  • "May 2009."
  • "The Web version of this report posted on June 4, 2009, reflects a change to table 3 on page 39. Item 2 deleted references to the specific maximum tonnage percentages allowed on foreign-flag vessels. This change was made to fully reflect agencies' technical comments on a draft of this report"--Cover
  • "GAO-09-570."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised.
Extent
iv, 95 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 6/6/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09570.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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