Date of Award

3-24-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Engineering Management

Department

Department of Systems Engineering and Management

First Advisor

John J. Elshaw, PhD.

Abstract

Humanitarian projects in foreign countries are funded by the U.S. government to foster peace, prosperity, and the spread of democratic ideals around the globe. The type and scope of projects are restricted by current doctrine and funding regulations. Specifically in 2014, USAF personnel supported medical and educational construction projects/programs in the country of Belize. Within Belize, medical and educational projects were funded under the Humanitarian and Civic Assistance (HCA) program through the NEW HORIZONS exercise. Fiscal constraints, including shrinking budgets due to sequestration, have placed greater emphasis in the responsible distribution of resources and foreign assistance. The purpose of this thesis is to analyze public opinion survey data collected by the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) and analyze predictors in satisfaction in democracy organized at the village and district level. The research findings represent suggestions, based on the population, that predict optimal placement of HCA programs.

AFIT Designator

AFIT-ENV-MS-16-M-191

DTIC Accession Number

Pending

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