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El Salvador: Accountability for U.S. Military and Economic Aid
NSIAD-90-132: Published: Sep 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed accountability for and controls over U.S. military and economic assistance to El Salvador, to determine: (1) whether any assistance was subject to misuse or diversion; and (2) what accountability and controls are in place.GAO found that: (1) the United States has provided $3.5 billion in economic and military aid to El Salvador since 1980; (2) ther...
Central America: Activities of the Verification Commission
NSIAD-90-65: Published: Feb 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditure of funds transferred from the Department of Defense to the Agency for International Development (AID) to support the activities of the Verification Commission which was established to ensure compliance with the Sapoa Agreement.GAO found that the Commission's activities were curtailed when political events in Nicaragua prevented it...
Central America: Humanitarian Assistance to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
NSIAD-90-62: Published: Jan 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of $27.14 million in humanitarian aid to the Nicaraguan resistance.GAO found that: (1) AID complied with legislative requirements by providing only authorized assistance and establishing new guidelines for family assistance payments; (2) AID implemented internal controls that adequatel...
Caribbean Basin Initiative: Impact on Selected Countries
NSIAD-88-177: Published: Jul 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Caribbean Basin Initiative's (CBI) impact on selected countries, focusing on: (1) its contributions toward alleviating debt-servicing problems, creating lasting employment opportunities, and fostering broadly based economic growth; (2) executive branch or congressional actions which worked against CBI; and (3) the Agency for International Devel...
African Development Bank: A More Independent Evaluation System Is Needed
NSIAD-86-48: Published: Feb 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1986.
GAO reviewed the African Development Bank's (AFDB) progress in establishing an independent program and project evaluation system as a means of informing member governments and management of its efficiency and effectiveness in meeting its objectives.The United States has political, strategic, economic, and humanitarian interests in Africa which it pursues in part through participation in AFDB. U.S...
Review of Requests for Supplemental Appropriations To Meet Costs of Federal Pay Raise
ID-77-22: Published: Mar 4, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1983.
The basis for and computation of requests from several agencies for supplemental appropriations to meet the costs of the October 1976 Federal pay raise were reviewed.The supplemental amounts requested by the Peace Corps, Agency for International Development (AID), and the State Department's Office of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs were reasonable. The AID request was conservative due to rou...
GAO Reviews of Foreign Assistance Programs
118148: Apr 22, 1982
GAO reviews of bilateral economic assistance continue to emphasize programs which are managed and disbursed by the Agency for International Development (AID). GAO has seen recent AID progress toward improved project planning and implementation in its food, health, natural resource conservation, and human resource development programs, but much needs to be done. Preliminary results of the GAO study...
Assistance to Haiti: Barriers, Recent Program Changes, and Future Options
ID-82-13: Published: Feb 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1982.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Agency for International Development (AID) programs in Haiti, the reasons for past project failures, the adequacy of planned corrective actions, and possible development options.After 8 years of operating in Haiti, AID is still having difficulty implementing its projects. Past projects designed to improve Haitian Government institutions have had only a limited...
Audit of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's 1980 Financial Statements
114995: Mar 30, 1981
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) was provided with a summary of observations made during an audit of the Corporation's financial statements. Areas were identified in which better internal accounting controls could improve OPIC operations and the timeliness of GAO audit work.The OPIC accounting manual has not been revised since 1976 and needs to be updated to show the changes that...
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Its Role in Development and Trade
ID-81-21: Published: Feb 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1981.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) was created to mobilize and facilitate the participation of U.S. private capital and skills in the economic and social development of less developed friendly countries. GAO was asked to review OPIC to determine the developmental impact of OPIC-supported investments, the effects of these investments on the U.S. economy, and the participation of sma...