Foreign Aid:

Actions Taken to Improve Food Aid Management

NSIAD-95-74: Published: Mar 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1995.

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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed food assistance programs authorized under titles II and III of the 1990 Agricultural Development and Trade Act, focusing on actions the Agency for International Development (AID) has taken to implement previous GAO recommendations.

GAO found that: (1) AID has fully or partially implemented 11 of 13 recommendations that GAO made regarding problems it had in complying with the 1990 Agricultural Development and Trade Act; (2) a major impediment to greater AID action on the recommendations was the absence of a clear policy as to how title II and III food aid is to be used to enhance food security; and (3) the two recommendations AID has not implemented relate to establishing criteria for waiving U.S. procurement and shipping regulations, and reporting to Congress on the efficiency of food aid for achieving food security.

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