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Multilateral Development Banks: Profiles of Selected Multilateral Development Banks
GAO-01-665: Published: May 18, 2001. Publicly Released: May 18, 2001.
This report discusses Multilateral Development Banks (MDB), which provide financial support for projects and programs that promote social and economic progress in developing countries. GAO provides (1) summaries of each bank's mission, function, and operations; (2) key bank financial data covering the last three fiscal years; and (3) information on the U.S. investment in capital and voting percent...
Foreign Assistance: International Efforts to Aid Russia's Transition Have Had Mixed Results
GAO-01-8: Published: Nov 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2000.
Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, organizations and donors have provided Russia with tens of billions of dollars in economic assistance to helping it transition to a market economy within a democratic state. This transition presents opportunities and challenges to the Russians and to those providing economic assistance. This report focuses on the assistance given to Russia by the Inte...
Global Health: Framework for Infectious Disease Surveillance
NSIAD-00-205R: Published: Jul 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the global infectious disease surveillance framework, (with particular emphasis on its operations in developing countries), focusing on: (1) functions involved in infectious disease surveillance and response framework.GAO noted that: (1) primary functions in infectious disease surveillance include detecting and reporting cases of disease in target...
Global Health: Summary of Conference on Immunization in Developing Countries
NSIAD-00-95: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO issued a report on factors that limit access to vaccines for children in developing countries, focusing on: (1) shifting donor priorities; (2) inadequate infrastructure and insufficient information for decision-making; and (3) the relatively high cost of newer vaccines.GAO noted that: (1) GAO convened a conference in Washington, D.C. in order to provide Con...
Global Health: The U.S. and U.N. Response to the AIDS Crisis in Africa
T-NSIAD-00-99: Published: Feb 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its recent reports concerning the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on: (1) the social and economic implications of AIDS in Africa; and (2) efforts to combat the disease by the United States and the United Nations.GAO noted that: (1) despite some breakthroughs in tre...
International Affairs: Activities of Domestic Agencies
T-NSIAD-98-174: Published: Jun 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1998.
GAO discussed: (1) the nature and magnitude of U.S. international involvement through programs and activities funded in accounts other than the international affairs budget account (150 account), including examples of the associated activities and the agencies; (2) the increasing participation of domestic agencies in international activities and the complexities of this involvement; and (3) how th...
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...
Budget Issues: Privatization Practices in Argentina
AIMD-96-55: Published: Mar 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined privatization in Argentina, focusing on how Argentina: (1) values and prepares assets for sale; and (2) uses sales proceeds.GAO noted that: (1) Argentina's privatization process is less centrally controlled than other countries and uses special privatization committees to foster its sales process; (2) the Argentine government generally retains the...
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...