ERIC Number: ED370756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Inter-American Foundation: 1993 in Review, October 1, 1992 to September 30, 1993.
Inter-American Foundation, Arlington, VA.
This report summarizes 1993 activities of the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), an independent agency of the U.S. government. The IAF promotes equitable and participatory self-help development in the Caribbean and Latin America by awarding grants directly to local grassroots organizations and small enterprises, as well as to larger organizations that provide local groups with credit, technical assistance, training, and marketing services. In a special 1993 initiative, IAF staff developed a Grassroots Development Framework that identifies and describes desirable outcomes of sustainable grassroots development programs at family, network, and societal levels. Of $24.5 million in new IAF grants, 38 percent supported food production and agriculture projects; 25 percent funded education and training; 19 percent supported small enterprise development; and the remainder covered projects related to ecodevelopment, research and dissemination, legal aid, health, housing, and cultural expression. About 52 percent of funds were allocated to rural programs, and about 17 percent supported projects involving indigenous peoples. Convinced that grassroots development works best when nurtured by learning activities, IAF supported educational activities in such areas as organizational development, natural resource management, conservation, agricultural education, literacy education, business and financial management training, teacher education, instructional materials development, nutrition, health promotion, and vocational education. This report briefly describes approximately 330 grants awarded in 1993, provides lengthier descriptions of four model development programs, lists foreign graduate students awarded fellowships to study in the United States, lists IAF publications and videos, and summarizes financial information. Includes many photographs. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter-American Foundation, Arlington, VA.