Developing countries (101 - 110 of 296 items)
Developing Countries: Status of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Debt Relief Initiative
NSIAD-98-229: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) implementation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative; and (2) initiative's potential to achieve its stated goal of bringing poor countries' debts to sustainable levels.GAO noted that: (1) the HIPC initiative will help reduce participating poor countries' debt burdens, in some cases, substantially; however, many will...
HIV/AIDS: Observations on USAID and U.N. Prevention Efforts
T-NSIAD-98-232: Published: Sep 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized its observations on international efforts to address the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the developing world, focusing on the: (1) Agency for International Development's (AID) response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the developing world; and (2) progress of the United Nations' (U.N.) effor...
Multilateral Development Banks: Public Consultation on Environmental Assessments
NSIAD-98-192: Published: Sep 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the environmental assessment and information disclosure policies and practices of the multilateral development banks, focusing on the: (1) steps the banks have taken to ensure meaningful public consultation on the environmental implications of proposed projects and timely public access to relevant project documents; (2) quality o...
HIV/AIDS: USAID and U.N. Response to the Epidemic in the Developing World
NSIAD-98-202: Published: Jul 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) prevention activities of the Agency for International Development (AID) and the United Nations' (U.N.) Joint Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), focusing on the: (1) contributions AID has made to the global effort to prevent AIDS and the methods AID uses to provide financial o...
International Monetary Fund: Observations on Its Financial Condition
T-NSIAD-98-220: Published: Jul 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) financial operations and financial reporting, focusing on: (1) what resources IMF currently has available to carry out its operations; and (2) whether IMF's financial condition can be determined from publicly available information. GAO did not take a position on what action the Congress should take on the ex...
U.S.-Africa Trade: U.S. Textile and Apparel Importers' Reactions to Trade Preference Options
NSIAD-98-217: Published: Jul 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the possible reactions of major U.S. textile and apparel importers to different approaches for granting trade preferences to sub-Saharan African countries, focusing on the: (1) expected reactions of major U.S. textile and apparel importers to alternative approaches to that taken in H.R. 1432, the African Growth and Opportunity Act; a...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Uncertainties With Implementing IAEA's Strengthened Safeguards System
NSIAD/RCED-98-184: Published: Jul 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) changes the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is undertaking to strengthen its safeguards program; (2) the reasonableness of IAEA's assumptions regarding the impact of these changes on program costs and efficiency; and (3) comments on the extent of IAEA's reliance on the United States to finance the Agency's safeguards activities.GAO n...
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...
International Affairs Budget: Framework for Assessing Relevance, Priority, and Efficiency
T-NSIAD-98-18: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the programs and activities funded by the international affairs budget, the function 150 account of the federal budget, focusing on the issues that should be raised in assessing the current programs and activities on the books that support U.S. foreign policy and economic objectives.GAO noted that: (1) funding in the 150 account, which totalled $1...
Overseas Investment: Issues Related to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's Reauthorization
NSIAD-97-230: Published: Sep 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) trends in private sector investment in developing markets and the role of the public sector in these markets; (2) the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) risk management strategy and the steps that OPIC may take, if it is reauthorized, to further reduce portfolio risks while pursuing U.S. foreign policy objectives; and (3) the iss...