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Infectious Diseases: Soundness of World Health Organization Estimates for Eradication or Elimination
NSIAD-98-114: Published: Apr 23, 1998. Publicly Released: May 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the World Health Organization's (WHO) efforts to eradicate seven infectious diseases--dracun culiasis, polio, leprosy, measles, onchocerciasis, Chagas' disease, and lymphatic filariasis--worldwide, focusing on: (1) the cost and timeframe estimates developed by WHO for eradicating or eliminating these diseases; (2) U.S. spending related to the seven...
Foreign Assistance: Harvard Institute for International Development's Work in Russia and Ukraine
NSIAD-97-27: Published: Nov 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Harvard Institute for International Development's (HIID) work, focusing on: (1) how the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) awarded assistance agreements to HIID to carry out work in Russia and Ukraine; and (2) HIID's role and accomplishments in implementing assistance agreements to develop a Russian capital market and devise a lega...
Foreign Assistance: Controls Over U.S. Funds Provided for the Benefit of the Palestinian Authority
NSIAD-96-18: Published: Jan 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the financial controls that govern U.S. assistance funds to certain Palestinian organizations for budget support purposes, focusing on: (1) the financial controls set up by the World Bank and the Agency for International Development (AID) to monitor the use of U.S. funds by the Palestinian Authority, Palestine Economic Council for Development and R...
Environmental Issues in Central and Eastern Europe: U.S. Efforts to Help Resolve Institutional and Financial Problems
RCED-94-41: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on environmental protection efforts in central and eastern Europe, focusing on: (1) central and eastern European governments' institutional capacities for addressing environmental problems; (2) the extent and use of U.S. environmental assistance to each region; and (3) the problems in developing and implementing a U.S. environmental pro...
Aid to Nicaragua: U.S. Assistance Supports Economic and Social Development
NSIAD-92-203: Published: Aug 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on aid to Nicaragua and the effectiveness and management of the program.GAO found that: (1) the Agency for International Development's (AID) balance-of-payments support to Nicaragua totalled $265.5 million with $75 million for debt payment assistance to international financial institutions; (2) AID financial assistance relies on impleme...
Developing Country Debt: Debt Swaps for Development and Nature Provide Little Debt Relief
NSIAD-92-14: Published: Dec 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined issues concerning debt swaps for development and nature, focusing on: (1) the number of developing countries that have participated in debt swaps, the extent to which debt swaps have reduced total external debt, and the number of programs that have been undertaken; (2) the advantages and disadvantages of debt swaps and the U.S. Agency for Internati...
Meeting a Basic Human Need: AID's Rural Potable Water and Sanitation Program
NSIAD-84-34: Published: Feb 21, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) potable water and sanitation activities in Ecuador, Indonesia, Malawi, Peru, and Tanzania.Between fiscal years 1978 and 1982, AID provided over $161 million in development assistance for water supply and sanitation improvements, mostly in rural areas. In each country, GAO specifically examined the extent to which: (1) assistance is reac...
Irrigation Assistance to Developing Countries Should Require Stronger Commitments to Operation and Maintenance
NSIAD-83-31: Published: Aug 29, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1983.
GAO reviewed the operation and maintenance (O&M) of U.S.-financed irrigation systems in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand to determine how the Agency for International Development (AID) can: (1) improve operation and maintenance practices of developing countries and extend the economic life of the irrigation systems; and (2) design irrigation systems that adequately consider O&M requirements.GAO...