Foreign economic assistance (41 - 50 of 115 items)
Multilateral Development Banks: Financial Condition of the African Development Bank
NSIAD-95-143BR: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financial condition of the African Development Bank (AFDB).GAO found that: (1) AFDB is financially solvent but vulnerable, has sufficient liquidity to finance its lending operations in the near term, adequate funds to meet its operating costs, and has a AAA credit rating based on the expectation of continued support by the non-re...
International Trade: U.S. Efforts to Counter Competitors' Tied Aid Practices
T-GGD-95-128: Published: Mar 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1995.
GAO discussed the tied aid practices of the United States and its major competitors, focusing on the: (1) adverse effects of foreign tied aid programs on U.S. exports; and (2) effectiveness of U.S. efforts to mitigate these potential adverse effects. GAO noted that: (1) foreign competitors' tied aid practices can cause trade distortions, adversely affect economic development policy decisions, and...
Foreign Aid: Actions Taken to Improve Food Aid Management
NSIAD-95-74: Published: Mar 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed food assistance programs authorized under titles II and III of the 1990 Agricultural Development and Trade Act, focusing on actions the Agency for International Development (AID) has taken to implement previous GAO recommendations.GAO found that: (1) AID has fully or partially implemented 11 of 13 recommendations that GAO made regarding problems...
Former Soviet Union: U.S. Bilateral Program Lacks Effective Coordination
NSIAD-95-10: Published: Feb 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's efforts to transform former Soviet Union (FSU) command economies into more efficient, market-based economies, focusing on the: (1) size, scope, and status of the various U.S. bilateral programs; (2) structures for coordinating and managing these programs; and (3) coordination and structural problems the Administration faces...
Public Law 480 Title I: Economic and Market Development Objectives Not Met
T-GGD-94-191: Published: Aug 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1994.
GAO discussed the Public Law 480 title I food aid program, focusing on the impact of title I assistance on: (1) promoting broad-based, sustainable economic development in recipient countries; and (2) developing and expanding markets for U.S. agricultural commodities. GAO noted that: (1) title I aid has minimal impact on broad-based, sustainable economic development because the value of the foreign...
International Trade: Issues Concerning the Generalized System of Preferences Program
T-GGD-94-174: Published: Jun 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1994.
GAO discussed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. GAO noted that: (1) most GSP benefits accrue to fewer than 10 of the 145 beneficiary countries; (2) many countries are not eligible for GSP benefits because of several program provisions that limit benefits; (3) although the GSP program has a generally well-structured administrative process, opportunities exist to promote better in...
International Trade: Combating U.S. Competitors' Tied Aid Practices
T-GGD-94-156: Published: May 25, 1994. Publicly Released: May 25, 1994.
GAO discussed tied aid, focusing on the: (1) adverse impact on U.S. exports of six major U.S. competitors' tied aid practices; (2) differences between U.S. tied aid programs and those of major competitors; (3) U.S. policy toward tied aid; (4) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) 1992 tied aid agreement; and (5) Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) new Tied Aid...
International Trade: Competitors' Tied Aid Practices Affect U.S. Exports
GGD-94-81: Published: May 25, 1994. Publicly Released: May 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the tied aid practices of the United States and its major competitors, focusing on: (1) the amount of aid provided by the United States and its competitors; (2) the types of tied aid programs available from each country; and (3) how U.S. competitors' tied aid programs affect U.S. exports.GAO found that: (1) the amount of tied aid the United States...
Enterprise Funds: Evolving Models for Private Sector Development in Central and Eastern Europe
NSIAD-94-77: Published: Mar 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the enterprise funds established to aid development in selected central and eastern European countries, focusing on the funds': (1) investment and program strategies and plans for sustainability; (2) overall performance; (3) management practices; and (4) oversight by U.S. government agencies.GAO found that: (1) the four funds use a variety of inves...
[U.S. Economic Relations With Cuba]
151076: Mar 15, 1994
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. economic relations with Cuba, focusing on: (1) claims filed by U.S. nationals against Cuba; (2) blocked Cuban assets in the United States; (3) trade between Cuba and foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies; (4) Cuba's potential as a U.S. export market; and (5) the effect of lifting the U.S embargo on the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) pr...