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Foreign Assistance: Selected Agencies' Monitoring and Evaluation Policies Generally Address Leading Practices
GAO-16-861R: Published: Sep 27, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2016.
All the agencies we reviewed, except DOD, have established M&E policies that apply to their major foreign assistance programs. State, USAID, and MCC have agency-wide policies for foreign assistance M&E, while the civilian non-foreign-affairs agencies have policies relevant to their major foreign assistance programs—for USDA, the Foreign Agriculture Service’s food aid programs, and for HHS, the...
International Food Assistance: Cargo Preference Increases Food Aid Shipping Costs, and Benefits Are Unclear
GAO-15-666: Published: Aug 26, 2015. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2015.
Cargo preference for food aid (CPFA) requirements increased the overall cost of shipping food aid by an average of 23 percent, or $107 million, over what the cost would have been had CPFA requirements not been applied from April 2011 through fiscal year 2014. Moreover, differences in the implementation of CPFA requirements by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. Departmen...
The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Major Challenges Impede Efforts to Achieve U.S. Policy Objectives; Systematic Assessment of Progress Is Needed
GAO-08-562T: Published: Mar 6, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2008.
During the last decade, conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)--one of the world's poorest countries--led directly or indirectly to the deaths of an estimated 5.4 million Congolese. A U.S.-supported peace process began in 2001, and the country's first democratically elected president in 40 years was inaugurated in 2006. However, conflict in the country has continued. In enacting th...
Foreign Assistance: Enhanced Coordination and Better Methods to Assess the Results of U.S. International Basic Education Efforts Are Needed
GAO-07-523: Published: Mar 30, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2007.
Pub. L. No. 109-102, section 567, mandated that GAO analyze U.S. international basic education efforts overseas. In this report, GAO (1) describes U.S. agencies' basic education activities and how the agencies plan them; (2) examines U.S. coordination of basic education efforts among U.S. agencies, and with host governments and international donors; and (3) examines how U.S. agencies assess the re...
Foreign Assistance: Actions Needed to Better Assess the Impact of Agencies' Marking and Publicizing Efforts
GAO-07-277: Published: Mar 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2007.
The negative perceptions of the United States associated with U.S. foreign policy initiatives have underscored the importance of the United States presenting a complete portrayal of the benefits that many in the world derive from U.S. foreign assistance efforts. Congress has expressed concerns that the United States has frequently understated or not publicized information about its foreign assista...
Cargo Preference Requirements: Objectives Not Met When Applied to Food Aid Programs
T-GGD-94-212: Published: Sep 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1994.
GAO discussed the effect of cargo preference laws on U.S. food aid shipments, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the application of cargo preference laws meet intended objectives; and (2) effect of certain food management practices on transportation costs. GAO noted that: (1) cargo preference requirements have increased food aid transportation costs by almost $600 million because U.S.-flag ships...
Cargo Preference Requirements: Objectives Not Significantly Advanced When Used in U.S. Food Aid Programs
GGD-94-215: Published: Sep 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of cargo preference laws on U.S. food aid programs, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the application of cargo preference laws meet their intended objectives; and (2) effect of certain food management practices on transportation costs.GAO found that: (1) cargo preference requirements do not meet the objective of helping to maintain U...
Transfers of Excess and Surplus Federal Personal Property--Impact of Public Law 94-519
LCD-80-101: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1980.
Public Law 94-519 significantly changed various Government policies and procedures on the transfer of excess and surplus Federal personal property to non-Federal organizations. The Law's objectives included restricting the transfer to non-Federal organizations of excess property that might be needed within the Federal Government, and encouraging the fair and equitable donation of surplus property...