The Government Accountability Office says in an April report that the effectiveness of the
The amount of funding spent on the
GAO listed the following as some of the main factors causing inefficiencies in
- Funding and planning processes that increase delivery costs and lengthen time frames
- Ocean transportation and contracting practices that create high levels of risk for ocean carriers, resulting increased rates
- Legal requirements that result in awarding of food aid contracts to more expensive service providers
- Inadequate coordination between
agencies and food aid stakeholders to track and respond to food and delivery problems U.S.
GAO recommends The USAID administrator and the Secretaries of Agriculture and Transportation work to improve logistical planning, contracting, transportation, and other actions.