Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Richard F. Deckro, PhD.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the federal government agency primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid. In fiscal year 2011, USAID spent approximately $15 billion in an effort to assist countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. Using Value-Focused Thinking, regression, and optimization techniques, this thesis utilizes overarching USAID objectives and underlying policy to develop a prototype overview model that is used to provide insight to a Decision Maker regarding how changes in funding allocation can lead to improved impact.
DTIC Accession Number
Cover, Deane E., "A Prototype Overview for Allocating USAID Foreign Aid" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 1203.