Foreign economic assistance (71 - 80 of 89 items)
Central America: Humanitarian Assistance to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
NSIAD-89-152: Published: Jun 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) expenditure of $17.7 million in humanitarian assistance to the Nicaraguan democratic resistance.GAO found that: (1) AID conformed to legislative requirements and provided no lethal goods under the program; (2) AID applied adequate controls to administer procurement, monitor goods delivery, and make...
Foreign Aid: Problems and Issues Affecting Economic Assistance
NSIAD-89-61BR: Published: Dec 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified key issues and problems relating to the U.S. foreign economic assistance program.GAO found that U.S. bilateral assistance programs had been undermined due to: (1) recipients' inability to provide agreed-upon funding and recurrent cost financing; (2) U.S. failure to effectively use Economic Support Fund and food aid to achieve economic developm...
Bringing Accountability to Foreign Aid
136527: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 2, Summer 1988, discusses the financial management of foreign aid programs. Some of the major obstacles to adequate and effective accountability include the: (1) ability of underdeveloped countries to adequately manage foreign aid resources; (2) recipients' political and economic instability, which hampers the ability to ensure that aid reaches...
[Comments on Whether Disbursements of Economic Support Funds to Honduras Violated Law]
B-223893: Published: Dec 2, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided its views on whether two disbursements of economic support funds to the Honduran government in 1986 violated the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1985. GAO noted that the act contains a legal prohibition on the conditioning of foreign assistance on the recipient's provision of assistance to persons engaged in insurgency...
Agency for International Development's 1978 and 1986 Programs for Jamaica, Kenya, and Senegal
NSIAD-86-103BR: Published: Apr 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on Agency for International Development (AID) programs in Jamaica, Kenya, and Senegal, focusing on: (1) how the current mix of projects compares with AID programs in those countries 10 years ago; (2) how much of the current total aid is going to recipient governments either directly or indirectly; and (3) the content of projects intended to enco...
Political and Economic Factors Influencing Economic Support Fund Programs
ID-83-43: Published: Apr 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO described and analyzed the allocation of bilateral foreign aid through the Economic Support Fund (ESF).Because foreign aid is used to further U.S. foreign policy objectives, ESF assistance has grown rapidly since 1975. The ESF provided $2.8 billion to 32 countries in 1982 and increased funding has been requested for fiscal year 1984. This growth is also rel...
The Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement--U.S. Interests and Turkish Needs
ID-82-31: Published: May 7, 1982. Publicly Released: May 17, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the 1980 Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement (DECA) with Turkey, focusing on: (1) the impact of U.S. security assistance in meeting Turkey's needs; (2) the U.S. use of military facilities; and (3) proposed military construction.Turkey is faced with tremendous economic problems, including a lack of foreign exchange, a high debt burden, and balance of payment difficult...
U.S. Assistance to Egyptian Agriculture: Slow Progress After 5 Years
ID-81-19: Published: Mar 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1981.
Agriculture has traditionally been a mainstay of the Egyptian economy. In 1975, the Agency for International Development (AID) undertook a high-level development effort aimed at helping the government of Egypt increase agricultural production. The high level of U.S. assistance to Egypt is based on the belief that President Sadat's peace initiatives are crucial and that his effort will be supported...
U.S. Response to Jamaica's Economic Crisis
ID-80-40: Published: Jul 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1980.
Assistance from the Agency for International Development (AID) to Jamaica increased sharply in 1977 with balance-of-payment support and developmental aid of nearly $30 million. This increase reflected the U.S. interest in the Caribbean and a concern for the economic deterioration of a neighboring nation. Despite the efforts of the United States, Jamaica, and other donors to halt the decline, the e...
Donor Coordination and Project Monitoring Practices--A Foreign Economic Assistance Project Study
ID-80-34: Published: Apr 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1980.
An indepth case study of the multidonor Maternal Child Health/Family Planning Project in Kenya was performed to learn more about trends in the Agency for International Development (AID) project management and donor coordination process. This project was selected for study because it was part of a long-range, multidonor effort containing several of the types of assistance usually offered by AID and...