This section summarizes the expenditures of USAID, non-federal, and host
country funds for CRSP research activities and program management. This
unaudited summary is intended to provide an overview of CRSP program budgets
and matching support. During this reporting period, OSU instituted a new
electronic Financial Information System, which has improved the timeliness of
financial reporting. Therefore, this year's summary is based solely on actual
expenditures through 31 August 1994. Previous reports contained estimated
expenditures for part of the reporting period.
The expenditure of USAID funds by Collaborative Research Projects and Program Management is presented in Table 3 for the period 1 September 1994 through 31 August 1995. This is the fifth year of the third CRSP grant; the program was originally contracted to end 31 August 1995, but a change in USAID's allocation pattern and a one-year extension resulted in a change of the end of project date to 31 April 1996. The Continuation Plan for the PD/A CRSP will extend the program through April 2001.
This CRSP is unique in including research-oriented functions in the PMO. At the suggestion of USAID, the PMO has developed a method for disaggregating research expenses from administrative functions. PMO expenditures now include categories for Operations and Administration, Research Support, New Research Initiatives, Special Research Funds, and funds for the EEP and Other Advisory Groups. The PMO was also responsible for Data Base Management until 1993, when this function was transferred to the University of Hawaii.
Cost-sharing contributions from the U.S. institutions and contributions from host countries are presented in Table 3. The overall average percentage of funding borne by U.S. universities is 25%, which fulfills the USAID requirement. Although host country cost-sharing is not required, these contributions reflect a continuing commitment to participation in the CRSP by our collaborators. These data were provided by the Principal Investigators of the projects.