ERIC Number: ED043737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-30
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Building Institutions to Serve Agriculture. A Summary Report of the CIC-AID Rural Development Research Project.
Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
To analyze the accomplishments under contracts between the Agency for International Development (AID) and U.S. land grant universities for technical assistance abroad in the development of educational and research institutions in agriculture and related fields, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) collected data from the home campus of each U.S. university, AID mission, and host university and country. Although there are wide variations in effectiveness of various projects, the program has made important contributions abroad at comparatively small costs to the United States in money, manpower, and interruption of domestic programs. Recommendations for improving, continuing, and expanding are: (1) make a stronger commitment for building institutions, (2) develop more flexible project agreements, (3) increase research and utilize knowledge on the institution building process, (4) employ basic ideas of land grant type institutions, (5) strengthen goals and commitments, (6) change aspects of technical assistance, (7) change orientation programs, (8) upgrade participant training, (9) develop a fuller public understanding of international technical assistance, and (10) strengthen international capabilities of U.S. universities. A bibliography of research reports developed by the CIC-AID Rural Development Research Project is appended. (GB)
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Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.