Foreign assistance (31 - 40 of 52 items)
Donor Approaches to Development Assistance: Implications for the United States
ID-83-23: Published: May 4, 1983. Publicly Released: May 4, 1983.
GAO compared the bilateral development assistance approach of the United States toward developing countries with those of five major Western nations, focusing on the practices and procedures of the Agency for International Development (AID) in selected African recipient countries.Although the United States remains a leading donor, its share of the total amount of development aid compared to all do...
Foreign Assistance Programs
120700: Feb 28, 1983
In testimony before a congressional subcommittee, GAO reviewed its recently completed and ongoing work on U.S. foreign assistance programs. In a report to the Agency for International Development (AID), GAO reported that AID does not have adequate information on the number and value of host country contracts, and GAO has begun a survey of AID contracting activities. GAO also reported on AID effort...
Insurance Rate Structure of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
B-173240: Published: Apr 11, 1972. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
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Inter-American Foundation: Alternative to Traditional Foreign Assistance
ID-82-16: Published: Jul 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1982.
In 1969, Congress created the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) as an experimental program to provide new direction and emphasis for U.S. aid to Latin America. IAF assistance is characterized by: (1) independence from U.S. and host governments' short-term foreign policy objectives; (2) responsiveness to the initiatives of Latin Americans; and (3) nonintervention in the affairs of groups supported. I...
AID and Universities Have Yet To Forge an Effective Partnership To Combat World Food Problems
ID-82-3: Published: Oct 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1981.
The goal of title XII, the Famine Prevention and Freedom from Hunger amendment of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is to improve and strengthen the involvement of U.S. land-grant and other eligible universities in solving developing countries' food problems. To assist and advise the Agency for International Development (AID) in achieving this goal, a presidentially appointed board, the Board for...
116596: Oct 6, 1981
The Agency for International Development's (AID) project implementation process has slowed down during recent years. In addition, the age of obligated undisbursed funds, referred to as the pipeline, has increased from about $1.5 billion to about $5 billion over the last 6 years. The significant pipeline buildup occurs because of the AID tendency to overemphasize activities which deal with planning...
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Its Role in Development and Trade
ID-81-21: Published: Feb 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1981.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) was created to mobilize and facilitate the participation of U.S. private capital and skills in the economic and social development of less developed friendly countries. GAO was asked to review OPIC to determine the developmental impact of OPIC-supported investments, the effects of these investments on the U.S. economy, and the participation of sma...
AID Must Consider Social Factors in Establishing Cooperatives in Developing Countries
ID-80-39: Published: Jul 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1980.
Cooperatives are seen as one way to improve the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance in developing countries by enabling the urban and rural poor to help themselves. The efforts by the Agency for International Development (AID) to foster cooperatives have not been uniformly successful. The primary reason is that AID has not adequately considered the complex political, cultural, and economic fa...
AID Slow in Dealing With Project Planning and Implementation Problems
ID-80-33: Published: Jul 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1980.
The Agency for International Development (AID) finances hundreds of millions of dollars annually in the procurement of commodities for foreign aid projects for developing countries.Problems in planning procurements and monitoring project implementation still exist. Despite recommendations by GAO and others, including AID management teams, to improve project monitoring effectiveness: (1) project mi...
Changes Needed in the Administration of the Overseas Food Donation Program
ID-79-25: Published: Oct 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1979.
A report assessed the performance of the U.S. food donation program abroad in terms of the congressional objectives of assisting needier countries and people and contributing to the development process. The program began under Title II of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954. The "New Directions" foreign assistance legislation of 1973 mandates that U.S. aid be used for pro...