Federal aid to foreign countries (81 - 90 of 103 items)
Cambodia: AID's Management of Humanitarian Assistance Programs
NSIAD-91-260: Published: Aug 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. humanitarian assistance in areas of Cambodia controlled by the Phnom Penh government and in areas controlled by the Cambodian noncommunist resistance, focusing on whether the Agency for International Development (AID) can provide reasonable assurance that assistance to the resistance groups and others is being used efficiently and effectively...
Foreign Assistance: Obligated but Unspent Funds as of September 30, 1990
NSIAD-91-238: Published: Jun 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning the Agency for International Development's (AID) pipeline of obligated but unexpended funds, as of September 30, 1990, focusing on: (1) how much funding was in the overall AID pipeline; (2) how much was in the pipelines of selected countries; and (3) how long the funds had been in the pipeline and their legal status.GAO found...
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...
Defense Inventory: DOD's Humanitarian Assistance Program
NSIAD-91-87FS: Published: Jan 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Humanitarian Assistance Program, focusing on its effect on the utilization and donation programs administered by the General Services Administration (GSA).GAO found that: (1) under the program, DOD could identify and claim excess nonlethal property for humanitarian purposes before the property became available to o...
Cambodia: Multilateral Relief Efforts in Border Camps
NSIAD-91-99FS: Published: Jan 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the amount and management of humanitarian aid provided by multilateral organizations to Cambodians in border camps in Thailand, focusing on the: (1) amount of money spent to support the camps; (2) purposes for which the money was used; and (3) control and accountability systems for managing the funds.GAO found that: (1) between 1982 and 1989, more...
Economic Assistance: Integration of Japanese Aid and Trade Policies
NSIAD-90-149: Published: May 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Japanese foreign economic assistance and trade policies and determined the extent to which Japan integrated those policies.GAO found that: (1) Japan's economic assistance system has been more heavily influenced by commercial considerations than has the U.S system; (2) commercial considerations were a factor in Japan's focus on recipient countries'...
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: Use of Local Currencies for AID's Operating Costs
NSIAD-89-7: Published: Oct 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) implementation and management of trust fund local currencies accruing from Economic Support Fund agreements to pay local operation expenses at AID missions overseas.GAO found that AID: (1) increased the use of trust funds to pay the operating expenses of its missions from $12.4 million obligated in f...
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...
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...