Economic development (51 - 60 of 70 items)
Giving and Getting: Sargent Shriver on the Peace Corps
140952: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 8, Winter/Spring 1990, presents a roundtable discussion with the founding director of the Peace Corps, focusing on: (1) its evolution, status, and future direction; (2) benefits of participation; (3) domestic and foreign attitudes about Corps programs; (4) political activities; (5) problems in attracting volunteers; and (6) the Corps' role in U...
New Directions at the World Bank: An Interview With Barber B. Conable
140950: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 8, Winter/Spring 1990, presents an interview of the President of the World Bank Group, focusing on: (1) the Bank's progress in reducing poverty and promoting economic development; (2) growth of the Bank's lending programs; (3) developing countries' enormous international debt and other economic problems; (4) multilateral lending policies; and (5...
U.S. Assistance to Haiti: Progress Made, Challenges Remain
NSIAD-85-86: Published: Jun 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed economic assistance programs being administered by the Agency for International Development (AID) in Haiti, specifically: (1) the reasonableness of AID strategy in meeting development objectives; (2) Haitian support of AID development efforts; (3) the use and selection of nongovernment organizations to administer programs; and (4) the status of P.L...
Financial Management Problems in Developing Countries Reduce the Impact of Assistance
NSIAD-85-19: Published: Nov 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1984.
GAO determined how the Agency for International Development (AID) and other major donor assistance agencies can better help to identify and meet the financial management training and technical assistance needs of aid recipients.GAO found that AID and the other donors have not adopted policies or developed well-articulated and coordinated programs of assistance to improve host countries' financial...
Egypt's Capacity To Absorb and Use Economic Assistance Effectively
ID-77-33: Published: Sep 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1982.
U.S. assistance to Egypt has become a political symbol of evenhanded support among the Middle East adversaries. The economic impact of U.S. assistance depends on Egypt's development of economic reforms.The U.S. programs provide long term benefits through development projects. Short term balance-of-payment relief is provided through the Commodity Import Program and food aid. The most serious impedi...
The Growing Role of Trade as a Development Assistance Mechanism
ID-81-46: Published: Aug 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1981.
GAO reviewed how four developing countries use trade in their economic development and how bilateral and multilateral donors assist developing countries in the area of trade. The objectives of the review were to examine for Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia, the role of trade in their development and the existing and/or potential obstacles to implementing and/or maintaining a succ...
United Nations Finances
094323: Nov 8, 1979
No summary is currently available...
Meeting U.S. Political Objectives Through Economic Aid in the Middle East and Southern Africa
ID-79-23: Published: May 31, 1979. Publicly Released: May 31, 1979.
The Economic Support Fund (ESF) is intended to advance U.S. political interest and demonstrate the U.S. commitment to, and concern for countries receiving such economic assistance. Notwithstanding the political focus of the fund, Congress has stressed in recent years that the assistance should, to the extent possible, be responsive to the New Directions policy set forth in the Foreign Assistance A...
Reducing Population Growth through Social and Economic Change in Developing Countries: A New Direction for U.S. Assistance
ID-78-6: Published: Apr 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1978.
Over the past 12 years, Congress has made more than $1 billion available for population programs in developing countries. A major part of these funds has been used to finance population programs of the United Nations, private international organizations, and universities.Although there has been a growing awareness of population problems and some progress in controlling them, birth rates must fall...
The Sahel Development Program: Progress and Constraints
ID-78-18: Published: Mar 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1978.
Because of suffering in the Sahel brought about by the drought and famine of 1968 to 1973, the Agency for International Development (AID) was authorized to participate in a long-term development program supported by several countries and international organizations in consultation and planning with the Sahelian countries. The Club du Sahel, consisting of the Sahelian countries, the donor community...