ERIC Number: ED443624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Steps towards Sustainability. Inter-American Foundation: 1999 in Review, October 1, 1998 to September 30, 1999.
Campbell, Duncan, Ed.
The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent agency of the U.S. government that works in Latin America and the Caribbean to promote equitable, participatory, and sustainable development by making grants directly to local organizations. This 30th anniversary report summarizes activities of the IAF in fiscal year 1999 while reflecting on long-term accomplishments. Building on its 30-year grassroots tradition, the IAF continued its two-part strategy to support participatory local development and promote social investment by the private sector. In FY99, the IAF approved 100 new and 19 supplemental grants, totaling about $22.1 million. The grants went to organizations in 16 countries and were distributed among five program areas: agriculture and food production (37.1%), enterprise development and management (38.5%), education and training (10.5%), ecodevelopment (8.6%), and community services (5.3%). Country reports detail funding uses in each of the 16 countries. Educational programs included vocational and technical training, literacy education, teacher training, academic support for low-income primary students, agricultural training, civic education, women's education, and technical assistance and training in craft production and small business operations. Collaborations with corporations are described. In FY99, IAF awarded over $756,000 to 26 U.S. universities to provide fellowships; profiles of the 57 IAF Fellows at these universities and their work are provided. IAF's 1999 dissemination activities and grant program for 2001 are described, and IAF board of directors and staff are listed. (Contains many photographs.) (SV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annual Reports, Community Action, Community Development, Corporate Support, Fellowships, Foreign Countries, Grants, Higher Education, International Programs, Nongovernmental Organizations, Program Descriptions, Rural Development, Sustainable Development, Technical Assistance, Training
Full text at Web site: http://www.iaf.gov/pubs.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter-American Foundation, Arlington, VA.