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Main Title International food security : insufficient efforts by host governments and donors threaten progress to halve hunger in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015 : report to congressional requesters.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Melito, Thomas.
CORP Author United States. Government Accountability Office.
Publisher U.S. Govt. Accountability Office,
Year Published 2008
Report Number GAO-08-680
OCLC Number 237002593
Subjects Hunger--Africa, Sub-Saharan ; Hunger--Africa, Sub-Saharan--Prevention--Finance ; Economic assistance--Africa, Sub-Saharan
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  HD9000.6.U55 2008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/05/2012
Collation iv, 89 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Notes Cover title. "GAO contact: Thomas Melito"--P. 87. "May 2008." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes In 1996, the United States and more than 180 world leaders pledged to halve the number of undernourished people globally by 2015 from the 1990 level. The global number has not decreased significantly--remaining at about 850 million in 2001-2003--and the number in sub-Saharan Africa has increased from about 170 million in 1990-1992 to over 200 million in 2001-2003. On the basis of analyses of U.S. and international agency documents, structured panel discussions with experts and practitioners, and fieldwork in four African countries, GAO was asked to examine (1) factors that contribute to persistent food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa and (2) the extent to which host governments and donors, including the United States, are working toward halving hunger in the region by 2015. GAO recommends that the Administrator of USAID, in collaboration with the Secretaries of Agriculture, State, and the Treasury, (1) develop an integrated governmentwide U.S. strategy that defines actions and resources, enhances collaboration with host governments and donors, and improves measures to monitor progress and (2) report annually to Congress on the implementation of the first recommendation. USAID concurred with the first recommendation but expressed concerns about the vehicle of the annual reporting. The Departments of Agriculture and the Treasury generally concurred with the findings, while State identified additional issues for consideration.
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Access Notes Also available via the Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 7/30/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08680.pdf; current access available via PURL.
Alternate Title Insufficient efforts by host governments and donors threaten progress to halve hunger in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015
PUB Date Free Form 2008
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20120302135544
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.13:GAO-08-680
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03183cam 2200397Ia 45020