Economic development (1 - 10 of 203 items)
Afghanistan Development: Poverty and Major Crop Production (GAO-10-756SP), an E-supplement to GAO-10-368
GAO-10-756SP: Published: Jul 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2010.
This document is an E-supplement to GAO-10-368. This e-supplement provides additional information on regional and provincial poverty and major crops produced in Afghanistan.As reported in GAO-10-368, between 2007 and 2008, Afghanistan had a national poverty rate of 36 percent. Approximately 9 million Afghans are living at or below the poverty rate--the level of per capita consumption at which the...
Afghanistan Development: Enhancements to Performance Management and Evaluation Efforts Could Improve USAID's Agricultural Programs
GAO-10-368: Published: Jul 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2010.
Eighty percent of Afghans are dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. Agricultural assistance is a key U.S. contribution to Afghanistan's reconstruction efforts. Since 2002, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded about $1.4 billion for agricultural programs to increase agricultural productivity, accelerate economic growth, and eliminate illicit drug cultivation....
Pork Promotion Program: Petition Validation Process Needs to Be Strengthened
RCED-00-274: Published: Sep 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) efforts to validate a petition on whether to continue the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Pork Promotion Program, focusing on: (1) the problems AMS encountered in its process to validate the pork petition and AMS' plans to improve the validation process; (2) factors that led to the USDA Secretary's deci...
Food Stamp Program: Data on Assistance for the Elderly
RCED-00-223R: Published: Jun 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food Stamp Program and its state activities to increase older Americans' participation and the number of elderly food stamp participants in each state.GAO noted: (1) states' activities to encourage elderly participation in the Food Stamp Program; (2) states' actions, during the last 3 years, to implement suggestions by the Food a...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: State Office Collocation
RCED-00-208R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) state office collocation plans, focusing on: (1) what criteria USDA established to guide its collocation decisions; (2) whether USDA consistently applied each of the criteria in making its collocation decisions; (3) how USDA validated the cost data submitted by the three agencies' state offices...
Fresh Produce: Potential Implications of Country-of-Origin Labeling
T-RCED-99-200: Published: May 26, 1999. Publicly Released: May 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the labeling requirements for fresh produce, focusing on: (1) the potential costs associated with the compliance and enforcement of a mandatory country-of-origin labeling requirement at the retail level for fresh produce; (2) the potential trade issues associated with such a requirement; (3) the potential impact of such a requirement on the abilit...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Similarities Between the Activities of the Department and Other Federal Agencies
RCED-99-35: Published: Dec 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture (USDA) activities that are similar to the activities conducted by other federal agencies and discussed USDA's efforts to comply with the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) many of USDA's activities appear to be similar to those of other federal agencies; (2) fo...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Status of Closing and Consolidating County Offices
T-RCED-98-250: Published: Jul 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) consolidation and closure of its county offices for three of its field-based organizations--the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Rural Development mission area, focusing on: (1) the data reported by USDA to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, a...
Food and Agriculture Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-17(2): Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Food and Agriculture issue area as of May 3, 1998...