Political Affairs (11 - 19 of 19 items)
Drug Control: Counternarcotics Efforts in Mexico
NSIAD-96-163: Published: Jun 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed counternarcotics activities in Mexico, focusing on: (1) the nature of the drug-trafficking threat from Mexico; (2) Mexican government efforts to counter drug-trafficking activities; (3) the U.S. strategy and programs intended to stem the flow of illegal drugs through Mexico; and (4) recent initiatives by the United States and Mexico to increase cou...
Money Laundering: A Framework for Understanding U.S. Efforts Overseas
GGD-96-105: Published: May 24, 1996. Publicly Released: May 24, 1996.
GAO provided information on U.S. efforts to combat international money laundering, focusing on: (1) U.S. money-laundering controls; (2) how U.S. law enforcement agencies coordinate their anti-money-laundering activities with European officials; and (3) U.S. participation in international money-laundering agreements.GAO noted that: (1) the United States relies on financial institutions to report su...
Former Soviet Union: An Update on Coordination of U.S. Assistance and Economic Cooperation Programs
NSIAD-96-16: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
GAO examined U.S. bilateral programs designed to help the former Soviet Union (FSU) implement political and economic reforms, focusing on: (1) the Department of State Coordinator's role in and authority over bilateral FSU programs; and (2) interagency cooperation in implementing Freedom Support Act programs.GAO found that: (1) since GAO's February 1995 report, the FSU Coordinator's role has been e...
Drug Control: U.S.-Supported Efforts in Colombia and Bolivia
NSIAD-89-24: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the scope, purpose, and effectiveness of U.S. narcotics control efforts in Colombia and Bolivia.GAO found that U.S.-supported crop control, enforcement, and interdiction efforts in Colombia and Bolivia have not produced major reductions in coca and marijuana production and trafficking, and it is questionable whether the efforts will achieve majo...
Drug Control: U.S. Supported Efforts in Burma, Pakistan, and Thailand
NSIAD-88-94: Published: Feb 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics Matters' (INM), the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA), and the Agency for International Development's (AID) narcotics control efforts in Burma, Thailand, and Pakistan, focusing on: (1) financial and technical assistance for crop control; (2) law enforcement activities; and (3) dev...
Drug Control: River Patrol Craft for the Government of Bolivia
NSIAD-88-101FS: Published: Feb 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics Matters' (INM) selection and purchase of eight river patrol craft to assist Bolivia in its narcotics interdiction efforts.GAO found that: (1) the eight high-speed river patrol boats cost the United States about $694,276; (2) the Army purchased the boats without performing...
Drug Control: International Narcotics Control Activities of the United States
NSIAD-87-72BR: Published: Jan 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. International Narcotics Control Program, specifically: (1) efforts by the Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics Matters (INM), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Agency for International Development (AID) to curb the international cultivation and production of illicit narcotics; (2) the a...
Suggested Improvements in Management of International Narcotics Control Program
ID-81-13: Published: Nov 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1980.
GAO made a limited examination of the International Narcotics Control Program in Thailand and Burma. The program includes providing U.S. equipment to reduce the amount of narcotics entering the United States and assisting these nations in combating their own narcotics problems. Monitoring requirements for equipment and other goods are established at the time agreements are reached with recipient c...
Review of Internal Control Over Cash Receipts and Disbursements at the U. S. Embassy in Dacca, Bangladesh
111691: Feb 29, 1980
A review of internal controls over cash receipts and disbursements at the U.S. Embassy in Dacca, Bangladesh revealed a problem regarding local national personal services contracting. An analysis of this contract disclosed that it had many elements of a personal services contract. State Department Posts do not have the authority to enter into this type of contract, and therefore, a question arose a...