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Characteristics of Successful Program Evaluations
138253: Jan 1, 1989
This article identifies the characteristics common to three evaluations of national food and nutrition programs that contributed to their significant impact on program and agency operations. The primary factors included the: (1) establishment of evaluation teams; (2) participation of evaluation team members throughout the evaluation process; and (3) implementation of developed dissemination plans...
Food Stamps: Reasons for Nonparticipation
PEMD-89-5BR: Published: Dec 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) determined the reported reasons why eligible households did not participate in the Food Stamp Program; and (2) compared nonparticipation reasons cited by families in 1979 with those cited in 1986.GAO found that, in 1979 and 1986, respectively: (1) 46.1 percent and 43.8 percent of eligible families participated in the program; (2) 53.8 percent and 50.7...
Food Stamp Program: Results of the Simplified Application Demonstration Project
RCED-87-102: Published: Jun 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the design and implementation of the Food Stamp Program's Simplified Application Demonstration Project, which Congress authorized to reduce administrative costs and errors in program eligibility and benefit determinations.GAO found that the project: (1) simplified eligibility determinations by deeming applicants eligible if they were already eligib...
Food Inventories: Inventory Management of Federally Owned and Donated Surplus Foods
RCED-86-11: Published: Dec 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1985.
In response to several congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture (USDA), California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York inventory management systems to determine whether: (1) the systems ensured that USDA-owned products and special distribution program products provided to the states were properly controlled; and (2) USDA minimized transportation and storage costs.GAO fo...
Program Implications of Maintaining the Appropriation Authorization Limitations for FY 1980 and FY 1981 Now Imposed on the Food Stamp Program
A-51604: Published: Apr 3, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
The Management System for Identifying and Correcting Problems in the Food Stamp Program Can Work Better
RCED-84-94: Published: May 30, 1984. Publicly Released: May 30, 1984.
GAO reviewed the corrective action process used by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to encourage states to solve Food Stamp Program problems.GAO found that FNS has taken some actions to help states develop and implement corrective action plans. However, FNS regions had approved some state plans which did not cover all major problems, or which proposed corrective actions which were inadequate f...
General Accounting Office Reviews of Domestic Food Assistance Programs
123992: Apr 25, 1984
Testimony was given on GAO work relating to the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) domestic food assistance programs, including reports on: (1) overissued Food Stamp Program benefits; (2) wage matching, collections, and corrective action plans in the Food Stamp Program; (3) error-rate sanction systems for needs-based programs; (4) benefit targeting and related issues in the Special Supplemental Fo...
Evaluations of WIC's Effectiveness
123639: Mar 15, 1984
GAO discussed evaluations of the effectiveness of the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on the effects of the program on miscarriages, still-births, neonatal deaths, maternal nutrition, and high-risk mothers. GAO noted that there is insufficient evaluation information to make any general or conclusive judgments as to whether the WIC program is effective or...
WIC Evaluations Provide Some Favorable but No Conclusive Evidence on the Effects Expected for the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children
PEMD-84-4: Published: Jan 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed evaluations of the effectiveness of the Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The review focused on the effects of the program on miscarriages, still-births, neonatal deaths, maternal nutrition, and high-risk mothers, as well as claims that the WIC program is directly related to positive outcomes in these areas. GAO also r...