International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (21 - 29 of 29 items)
Foreign Assistance: PLO's Ability to Help Support Palestinian Authority Is Not Clear
NSIAD-96-23: Published: Nov 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) finances, focusing on whether: (1) PLO is able to help finance the Palestine Authority's operations in the West Bank and Gaza; (2) international donors have effectively analyzed the need to help fund the Palestinian Authority's operating expenses; and (3) appropriate controls are in place to ensure that...
Multilateral Development Banks: U.S. Firms' Market Share and Federal Efforts to Help U.S. Firms
GGD-95-222: Published: Sep 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed business opportunities for U.S. firms at multilateral development banks (MDB), focusing on: (1) the MDB market share held by U.S. firms and their major competitors; (2) obstacles U.S. businesses may face in competing for MDB projects; (3) services the U.S. government provides to help U.S. firms overcome competition obstacles; (4) the Department of...
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...
Effectiveness of the World Bank's Independent Review and Evaluation System
ID-78-14: Published: Jun 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1978.
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) was created in 1945 primarily to help finance reconstruction economies devastated by World War II and for development of productive facilities where private capital was not available on reasonable terms. The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 required the President, acting through the U.S. representative to the World Bank, to propo...
A Summary of Lending by International Financing Institutions to Selected Coffee-Growing Developing Countries
ID-78-23: Published: Apr 25, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1978.
The following questions were raised concerning loans and assistance to coffee-producing countries by international financing institutions: What criteria are used by these institutions to grant loans and how are U.S. policy considerations included in the decisionmaking process? How many loans and in what amounts are being made to one-crop, less developed countries? How many and what percentage of t...