International organizations (61 - 70 of 82 items)
United Nations: U.S. Participation in the U.N. Development Program
NSIAD-90-64: Published: Feb 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), focusing on: (1) its efficiency and effectiveness; (2) other major donors' views of UNDP; (3) the level of U.S. influence; and (4) UNDP accounting practices and financial status.GAO found that: (1) UNDP funded and coordinated only about 30 percent of United Nations (UN) technical assistance activities;...
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...
AID Assistance to the Eastern Caribbean: Program Changes and Possible Consequences
ID-83-50: Published: Jul 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1983.
GAO reported on the methods the Agency for International Development (AID) uses to administer the U.S. assistance program to the Eastern Caribbean.GAO found that, while AID has greatly increased its assistance to the Eastern Caribbean, it has made strategy changes which will place additional burdens on its staff. In the last several years, AID has decreased assistance channeled through the Caribbe...
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...
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...
Malaria Control in Developing Countries: Where Does It Stand and What Is the U.S. Role
ID-82-27: Published: Apr 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
GAO reviewed U.S. participation with developing countries and international organizations in programs to combat malaria and in efforts to develop effective vaccines and drugs to: (1) obtain an overview of the U.S. investment in combating malaria; and (2) examine current program activities in light of existing policies, strategies, and the prevalence of malaria.Primary health care systems in develo...
The European Branch: GAO in the Center of the Old World
120966: Jan 1, 1982
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 4, Fall 1982, discusses the functions of the European Branch of the GAO International Division. The branch has spent equal amounts of time reviewing both defense and foreign affairs activities. It has performed studies of foreign government programs and prepared reviews of military preparedness and logistics in the North Atlantic Treat...
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...
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...