Foreign aid programs (121 - 130 of 284 items)
Foreign Assistance: Donation of U.S. Planting Seed to Russia in 1999 Had Weaknesses
NSIAD-00-91: Published: Mar 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on weaknesses in the donation of U.S. planting seed to Russia in 1999, focusing on: (1) how the seed was procured in the United States; (2) how seeds were distributed and monitored in Russia; and (3) what the process was for selling the seed and distributing the proceeds to agricultural development institutions.GAO noted that: (1) under...
Cooperative Threat Reduction: DOD's 1997-98 Reports on Accounting for Assistance Were Late and Incomplete
NSIAD-00-40: Published: Mar 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) calendar years 1997 and 1998 accounting reports for the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program, which provides assistance to the former Soviet Union, focusing on each report's: (1) compliance with its respective deadline for submission to Congress; and (2) accuracy and completeness.GAO noted that: (1) DOD was...
Global Health: The U.S. and U.N. Response to the AIDS Crisis in Africa
T-NSIAD-00-99: Published: Feb 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its recent reports concerning the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on: (1) the social and economic implications of AIDS in Africa; and (2) efforts to combat the disease by the United States and the United Nations.GAO noted that: (1) despite some breakthroughs in tre...
Foreign Assistance: Status of Rule of Law Program Coordination
NSIAD-00-8R: Published: Oct 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of State's efforts to coordinate rule of law assistance programs at the Washington, D.C., headquarters level, focusing on: (1) the status of State and the Department of Justice's efforts to resolve issues raised about Justice's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program, which provides police trai...
Foreign Assistance: Enterprise Funds' Contributions to Private Sector Development Vary
NSIAD-99-221: Published: Sep 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the enterprise funds, established to support private sector development in selected countries of Eastern and Central Europe, focusing on: (1) whether enterprise funds are assisting private sector development; (2) what factors have affected the funds' ability to carry out their activities; (3) whether funds still have a role in private sector develo...
Foreign Assistance: USAID Faces Challenges Implementing Regional Program in Southern Africa
NSIAD-99-237: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Agency for International Development's (AID) Initiative for Southern Africa program, focusing on the: (1) specific activities AID's Regional Center for Southern Africa conducted to implement the Initiative; (2) extent to which this regional program complements AID's bilateral programs in the region; and (3) challenges the Regiona...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Rule of Law Assistance to Five Latin American Countries
NSIAD-99-195: Published: Aug 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined U.S. rule of law assistance programs in five Latin American countries--Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama, focusing on: (1) what U.S. rule of law assistance has helped each country achieve; (2) what factors have affected the implementation of reforms in the respective criminal justice systems; and (3) how U.S. missions in each c...
Foreign Assistance: Rule of Law Funding Worldwide for Fiscal Years 1993-1998
NSIAD-99-158: Published: Jun 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. rule of law assistance programs and activities, focusing on the: (1) amount of U.S. rule of law funding provided worldwide in fiscal years 1993-1998; and (2) U.S. Departments and agencies involved in providing rule of law assistance.GAO noted that: (1) based on the funding data cognizant Departments and agencies made available,...
International Environment: Information on Global Environment Facility's Funding and Projects
RCED-99-149: Published: Jun 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Global Environment Facility's funding and activities, focusing on: (1) the amount and the sources of its funding commitments for fiscal years (FY) 1995 through 1998; (2) how it selected projects for funding; (3) how it allocated funds among major priorities and how funds for climate-change projects were allocated by purpose and c...
United Nations: Observations on Reform Initiatives
T-NSIAD-99-196: Published: Jun 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of initiatives intended to reform the United Nations (U.N.), focusing on U.N. efforts to: (1) unify and focus its organizational structure; (2) control its budget and institute new budget procedures; (3) improve oversight, program monitoring, and evaluation; and (4) improve its human resources management.GAO noted that: (1) GAO believes...