By Carol Lancaster

U.S. international relief has reached a obstacle element. whereas the volume of reduction has elevated lately, how it is equipped and brought by means of the U.S. govt has turn into more and more fragmented and chaotic. The proliferation of federal companies engaged in overseas relief has created critical disconnects and inefficiencies within the use of this significant software of U.S. overseas coverage. it's time for a metamorphosis. the following, recognized specialists who've labored commonly within the overseas improvement box supply a few willing observations at the present disorganization of federal suggestions and provide suggestion on how one can make U.S. relief more beneficial. a number of versions for streamlining the association of overseas relief are exact and suggestions proffered. The authors argue that dramatic swap within the approach U.S. relief is equipped and supplied is urgently wanted.

Show description

Read or Download Organizing U. S. Foreign Aid: Confronting the Challenges of the 21st Century PDF

Best nonprofit organizations & charities books

C++ timesaving techniques for dummies

* professional C++ programmer Matthew Telles indicates builders at any point of expertise how one can keep hours by means of bettering, refactoring, and debugging their code* the various concepts coated contain studying asserts, making a whole classification, hiding a style of a base type, liberating blocks of reminiscence, enforcing an easy locking mechanism, developing debugging macros, checking for blunders at run-time, discovering and solving reminiscence leaks, and lowering code complexity* The easy-to-follow, two-column Timesaving suggestions structure makes getting to know each one timesaver a snap* C++ is one in every of modern most generally used programming languages, with compilers provided by way of Microsoft, Borland, and Code Warrior* This publication is the fitting better half to C++ For Dummies, 5th version (0-7645-6852-3)

The Good Corporate Citizen: A Practical Guide

A step by step primer on making a accomplished company citizenship programThis instruction manual attracts from the author’s event crafting and enforcing philanthropic and volunteer options with businesses resembling IBM, Exxon, Mobil, 3M, and common turbines. the nice company Citizen lays out how businesses can maximize this intriguing new pattern.

The Nonprofit Challenge: Integrating Ethics Into the Purpose and Promise of Our Nation's Charities

Nonprofit firms carry a distinct position in society because the nation's moral region. They advertise provider, goodwill and kindness and serve to raised humanity. like all enterprise, notwithstanding, they could additionally adventure moral indiscretions. the gang of firms whose sole objective during this global is to be stable and to unfold that sturdy has but to completely shape an operational code of ethics--a code that promotes humanity as merely the nonprofit area can.

Extra info for Organizing U. S. Foreign Aid: Confronting the Challenges of the 21st Century

Example text

Over time, other aid agencies were created. The Peace Corps, which President Kennedy had intended to be part of USAID, was established by Congress as a separate agency. In the early 1970s, the Inter-American Foundation was created, and, in the early 1980s, an African Development Foundation was established. At times, new programs and agencies were created to serve purposes not already addressed by existing agencies or to raise the priority and prominence of existing functions. At other times, aid programs were set up for primarily domestic political objectives—to meet the demands of influential members of Congress or prominent groups.

As of today, the challenges of setting up and running a new agency, establishing its working relationships with others (especially USAID and State), responding to members of Congress, as well as groups and interests outside government with a stake in its operation—not to mention foreign governments—and demonstrating results in a relatively limited amount of time are significant. S. S. Agency for International Development Any organization that directs programs “in the field”—that is, distant from headquarters—and finances activities in different technical areas, must find a balance between the authorities of headquarters and the field as well as between management and programs or, more precisely, between management personnel (to oversee activities and manage agency activities generally) and technical experts to ensure the appropriateness and quality of what is being delivered and to learn and innovate.

Conflicting directions and lack of intergovernmental coordination in Washington hinder cooperation at overseas missions—even when addressing a common problem. . S. government entities working overseas. S. FOREIGN AID ❚ 19 experience in postconflict community development and recovery) has been directing reconstruction activities in Afghanistan through Provincial Reconstruction Teams, while USAID (with considerable background in postconflict work) has been struggling to obtain adequate funding for essential community-based reconstruction and organization in that country.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.83 of 5 – based on 12 votes