Economic development (41 - 50 of 50 items)
Aid to Panama: Status of Emergency Assistance to Revitalize the Economy
NSIAD-91-168: Published: Apr 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of Agency for International Development (AID) funded programs and projects in Panama.GAO found that: (1) as of February 28, 1991, AID obligated $377.5 million of the $420 million appropriated for assistance to Panama; (2) of that amount, AID obligated $351.8 million for cash transfers under economic recovery and private se...
Foreign Assistance: AID's Population Program
NSIAD-90-112: Published: May 1, 1990. Publicly Released: May 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) Population Program, focusing on: (1) program policy, goals, and strategy; (2) program resources and management; and (3) program accomplishments.GAO found that: (1) despite congressional policies and objectives designed to reduce high population growth rates, AID had no projects directed toward motiva...
Giving and Getting: Sargent Shriver on the Peace Corps
140952: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 8, Winter/Spring 1990, presents a roundtable discussion with the founding director of the Peace Corps, focusing on: (1) its evolution, status, and future direction; (2) benefits of participation; (3) domestic and foreign attitudes about Corps programs; (4) political activities; (5) problems in attracting volunteers; and (6) the Corps' role in U...
Efforts To Improve Management of U.S. Foreign Aid--Changes Made and Changes Needed
ID-79-14: Published: Mar 29, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1979.
The Agency for International Development (AID) has improved the management of its worldwide programs, but its efforts should be intensified to assure that the U.S. economic development assistance objectives are effectively achieved.AID has improved its process for drawing up and evaluating its annual operating expense budget prior to submission to the Congress. However, the question of proper grad...
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...
The Challenge of Meeting Shelter Needs in Less Developed Countries
ID-77-39: Published: Nov 4, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1977.
Inadequate housing, exacerbated by rapid haphazard urban growth, can profoundly affect the overall development prospects in developing countries. The housing crisis is an important factor in the overall deterioration in the quality of life in these countries.To reach the lowest income levels and the most people, international donors have sought to reduce housing costs to a minimum. Most U.S. housi...
Impact of Population Assistance to an African Country
ID-77-3: Published: Jun 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1977.
Rapid population growth combined with poor social and economic conditions is hindering development efforts in many countries. African birthrates are among the highest in the world, and population growth rates are expected to increase as improved health care lowers mortality. Ghana is one African nation that has recognized its population problem. It has promulgated an official population policy, an...
Impact of U.S. Development and Food Aid in Selected Developing Countries
ID-76-53: Published: Apr 22, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1976.
No summary is currently available...
Summary of United States Assistance to Jordan
B-179001: Published: Aug 8, 1973. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1973.
No summary is currently available...
Progress and Problems in U.S. Aid to the Economic Unification of Central America
B-169350: Published: Aug 13, 1970. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1970.
Since about 1950 Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have been working toward economic unification. Objectives are to eliminate barriers to free trade, to develop common external tariffs, and to balance industrial development, including a free flow of capital and labor among the five countries. From July 1961 through the beginning of 1970, the Agency for International Devel...