ERIC Number: ED342358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Center for Development Information and Evaluation. Research and Reference Services, Third Annual Report.
Balsis, Catherine; Tifft, Jeanne
This report on the third year of activities of the Research and Reference Services (R&RS) of the Academy for Educational Development focuses on the themes of consolidating and refining products, responding to increased demand, institutionalizing previous success, and organizational change. The activities described include: (1) services and products delivered to specific users or groups of users (e.g., Tailored Information Packages, Technical Assistance and Training, Current Awareness Topical Updates); (2) users of the services--80% Agency for International Development (AID) and 20% public; (3) trends in AID's use of development information, which reflects a broad and sophisticated range of purposes for requesting information; (4) the R&RS mid-project evaluation, which focuses on organizational problems and issues and recommends a structural reorganization; and (5) plans for the implementation of this reorganizational scheme in year four. An appendix provides a diagram of the proposed reorganizational structure, which calls for the use of a team approach to answer information needs in the international development community. (CGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.