Developing countries (71 - 80 of 87 items)
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...
Working in the European Branch: Adapting to a Changing Work Environment
119377: Jan 1, 1982
The International Division's European Branch is responsible for reviewing U.S. Government programs throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Responding to new foreign policy programs, GAO has either initiated or expanded its role in reviewing national security programs and United States development commitment to the Third World...
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...
U.S. Strategy Needed for Water Supply Assistance to Developing Countries
ID-81-51: Published: Aug 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1981.
A review was conducted of water resources development activities and problems in developing countries, especially those problems associated with providing community water supplies. The United States has not developed water policies and strategies despite the fact that much of the billions of dollars in financial support for developing country water projects emanates either directly or indirectly f...
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...
AID Participant Training Program Management Problems
B-197090: Published: Jan 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1980.
Administrative problems directly hamper effective efforts by the Agency for International Development (AID) to program, monitor, and evaluate AID training activities for people from developing countries. The training program is under the planning, direction, and implementation of the Office of International Training in the Development Support Bureau. The Office of International Training is unable...
Improving Development Coordination
109237: May 1, 1979
After considering the Administration's proposal for the creation of an International Development Cooperation Administration (IDCA), it was concluded that a stronger reorganization proposal is needed. Four areas were addressed: key changes in the past decade that affect the character of the problem of coordinating policies and programs bearing upon the development of developing countries; deficienc...
Studies of Selected Aspects of Foreign Assistance Programs
108659: Feb 22, 1979
An overview was presented of the results obtained in GAO studies of various aspects in the management of foreign assistance programs, particularly by the Agency for International Development (AID). The major development assistance goals stressed by Congress were shown, and suggested improvements were presented. There appeared to be a great shortage of financial managers in many countries. Althou...
Agency for International Development's Housing Investment Guaranty Program
ID-78-44: Published: Sep 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1978.
Under the Agency for International Development's (AID's) Housing Investment Guaranty Program (HIG), U.S. private lenders provide long-term financing at commercial interest rates for housing projects undertaken by developing countries with AID assistance. The U.S. Government provides a "full faith and credit" guaranty of repayment of principal and interest. Since its inception in 1976, the HIG prog...