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Author: Reidar Persson
Publisher: CIFOR
Keywords: improvement, potential, experiences, forestry, assistance
Number of Pages: 120
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9793361158
ISBN-13: 9789793361154

Forestry assistance in perspective. The setting. Discussion of successes and failures. Problems with forestry assistance. Some general points concerning development assistance. Why is existing knowledge not used? Some points to consider when discussing changes in forestry assistance. Some concrete proposals.

Author: Orice M. Williams
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: assistance, aig, congressional, provided, testimony, observations, financial, preliminary, federal
Number of Pages: 23
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437914403
ISBN-13: 9781437914405

The Board of Governors of the Fed. Reserve System and the Dept. of the Treasury have made available over $182 billion in assistance to American International Group (AIG) to prevent its failure. However, questions have been raised about the goals of the assistance and how it is being monitored. Also, because AIG is generally known for its insurance operations, questions exist about the effect of the assistance on certain insurance markets. This statement provides preliminary findings on: (1) the goals and monitoring of fed. assistance to AIG and challenges to AIGżs repayment of the assistance;

Author: Casey L. Addis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: lebanon, assistance, security
Number of Pages: 15
Published: 2010-06
ISBN-10: 1437923402
ISBN-13: 9781437923407

Contents: (1) Background; (2) U.S. Security Assistance to Lebanon: (a) U.S. Military Assistance to the LAF: International Military and Education Training (IMET); Section 1206; Foreign Military Financing (FMF); (b) U.S. Military Assistance to the ISF: Training; Equipment; Infrastructure; (3) Issues for Congress: Vetting and End-Use Monitoring; The LAF as a National Institution; The Effectiveness of U.S. Security Assistance to Lebanon; (4) 2009 Parliamentary Elections and the Future of U.S. Security Assistance to Lebanon. Table.

Author: Denise Fantone
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improvements, operational, bolster, current, efforts, coordination, interagency, aid, reform, comprehensive, strategy, foreign
Number of Pages: 59
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437916759
ISBN-13: 9781437916751

In Jan. 2006, to better align foreign assistance programs with U.S. foreign policy goals, the Sec. of State appointed the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for Internatżl. Devżt. (USAID) to serve concurrently as Dir. of Foreign Assistance and gave it authority over all Dept. of State and USAID foreign assistance funding and programs. The Office of the Dir. of Foreign Assistance (State/F) was given responsibility for reforming foreign assistance by, among other things, consolidating State and USAID foreign assistance processes. This report: (1) examines State/F's key efforts to consolidate Sta

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: designed, reactors, safer, soviet, efforts, safety, international, assistance, nuclear
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 1994-12-01
ISBN-10: 0788115073
ISBN-13: 9780788115073

Describes (1) the goals & scope of the international assistance, (2) the U.S.'s planned & ongoing assistance efforts, (3) the impact of the assistance provided, & (4) the potential for closing the 15 highest-risk reactors of the 58 still operating. Charts & tables.

Author: Priscilla Smith
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: years, research, ers, policy, assistance, food, nutrition, informing
Number of Pages: 62
Published: 2009-05
ISBN-10: 1437911056
ISBN-13: 9781437911053

About 1 in 5 Americans participates in at least one of USDAżs food and nutrition assistance programs. Sound research is needed to ensure that the programs operate effectively and efficiently. Since 1998, Congress has provided funds to the USDAżs Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) to study and evaluate the Nationżs domestic food and nutrition assistance programs. FANRP has become the premier source of food and nutrition assistance research in the U.S., sponsoring over 600 publications on a wide range of topics related to food and nutrition assistance. This report, prepare

Author: Matthew J. Scire
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: housing, assistance, target, exist, rental, needs, opportunities, benefited, federal, permanent, primarily, disaster, homeowners
Number of Pages: 88
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437929508
ISBN-13: 9781437929508

In response to the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes, Congress provided about $130 billion in disaster recovery assistance, including assistance for permanent housing. The objectives of this report were to review: (1) how federal disaster-related assistance for permanent housing has been provided to homeowners and rental property owners; (2) the extent to which federally funded programs have responded to the needs of homeowners and rental property owners; and (3) the challenges that homeowners and rental property owners have faced in applying for and using fed. assistance, and potential options for a
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