International cooperation (51 - 60 of 64 items)
Changes Needed in U.S. Assistance To Deter Deforestation in Developing Countries
119510: Sep 16, 1982
In testimony before congressional committees, GAO summarized the major issues addressed in its report on the changes needed in U.S. assistance to deter deforestation in developing countries. The forests of most developing countries are not being replaced quickly enough to sustain an adequate natural resource base to support the growing populations. The primary cause of this problem is the clearing...
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...
Cooperation in Agricultural Assistance: An Elusive Goal in Indonesia
ID-80-29: Published: Jun 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1980.
The United States channels its foreign aid to developing countries through a variety of assistance organizations. To some extent, a concerted integrated development effort focused on the priority needs of developing third world countries has not been achieved. GAO performed a case study assessing the nature and extent of foreign donor and recipient cooperation in the agricultural development of In...
U.S. Efforts To Educate and Train the Poor in Developing Countries
ID-80-18: Published: May 5, 1980. Publicly Released: May 5, 1980.
Since 1960, the United States, through the Agency for International Development (AID) has programmed over $3 billion to improve education and human resources in developing countries. Over the past decade Congress has been concerned about the extent to which U.S. assistance reaches the poor in developing countries. Despite a strategy developed in 1973 requiring that U.S. assistance meet the basic h...
Coordinating U.S. Development Assistance: Problems Facing the International Development Cooperation Agency
ID-80-13: Published: Feb 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1980.
Substantial changes have occurred in the activities and programs affecting development in Third World countries in the last decade. These changes and the increasing role of non-aid agencies in development activities have caused authority for development programs to be widely dispersed among Federal Government agencies and committees. The International Development Cooperation Agency (IDCA) was crea...
Capacitacion y Esfuerzos Afines Requeridos Para Mejorar la Gestion Financiera en los Paises del Tercer Mundo
ID-79-46-S: Published: Sep 20, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1979.
To identify the causes of inadequacies in the developing countries' ability to establish sound financial management in the public sector, GAO visited five countries in Latin America, including some of the more developed and some of the lesser developed countries. Using the results of this study, GAO held a symposium on the need to improve financial management and the whole spectrum of public admin...
Population Growth Problem in Developing Countries: Coordinated Assistance Essential
ID-78-54: Published: Dec 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1978.
Rapid population growth in developing countries impedes efforts to improve the quality of life. Many governmental, international, and private and voluntary organizations provide population assistance to an ever increasing number of countries.The magnitude of the population problem, the increasing number of developing countries establishing population programs and seeking external assistance, and t...
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...
Foreign Assistance Programs
105137: Feb 22, 1978
An evaluation of foreign assistance programs was based on recent reviews and studies of the Agency for International Development's (AID) food, population, housing assistance, Sahel development, and security supporting assistance programs, and U.S. participation in international programs. Substantial improvements are possible in the planning, direction, and implementation of these programs and proj...
Results of the Third Law of the Sea Conference 1974 to 1976
ID-77-37: Published: Jun 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1977.
GAO examined U.S. participation in the various sessions of the Third Law of the Sea Conference (1974-1976) and the status of the issues as they stood before the conference session scheduled for May 23, 1977. The intention of the conference was to reach agreement on a comprehensive treaty covering all the uses of the oceans. The most important issues were: the breadth of the territorial sea; "trans...