ERIC Number: ED338139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
New Opportunities for U.S. Universities in Development Assistance: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environment. Background Paper.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
This report focuses on university/U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) interactions in activities directly related to agriculture, natural resources, and the environment in developing nations. It is noted that U.S. university participation in AID development assistance ventures has declined since passage of the Title XII program of the Foreign Assistance Act in 1975. New opportunities for U.S. university involvement in foreign development assistance, however, are arising from new initiatives in AID, and in other development assistance organizations. In addition, AID is focusing on its affiliations with development assistance organizations, including U.S. universities, to encourage multi-institutional collaborative relationships. The report covers the following topics: how AID has utilized university resources; recent trends in AID/university collaboration; trends in AID policies, programs, and funding; perceived conflicts in the AID/university relationship, both historical and recurrent; and opportunities for U.S. university participation in development assistance. Also discussed are new directions for university participation in development assistance. Appendices include a list of programs supporting research and technology generation, AID Regional Bureau strategies, and AID actions in developing countries. Contains 120 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agriculture, Conflict, Developing Nations, Environment, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Natural Resources, Program Evaluation, Trend Analysis, Universities
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Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.