Foreign assistance (41 - 50 of 70 items)
Foreign Assistance: AID Strategic Direction and Continued Management Improvements Needed
NSIAD-93-106: Published: Jun 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1993.
GAO discussed management problems at the Agency for International Development (AID) and whether it is adequately meeting its foreign economic assistance responsibilities.GAO found that: (1) the AID management approach and organizational capacity have not kept up with the increasingly diffuse scope of the foreign assistance program and the expanding number of countries in which AID operates; (2) AI...
Foreign Assistance: Meeting the Training Needs of Police in New Democracies
NSIAD-93-109: Published: Jan 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. assistance to foreign law enforcement agencies in Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on: (1) whether the needs of the police forces in the region have been adequately assessed; (2) whether the assistance to police forces directly supported democracy-building initiatives; and (3) whether the executive branch has developed a plan to provide po...
Aid to Nicaragua: U.S. Assistance Supports Economic and Social Development
NSIAD-92-203: Published: Aug 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on aid to Nicaragua and the effectiveness and management of the program.GAO found that: (1) the Agency for International Development's (AID) balance-of-payments support to Nicaragua totalled $265.5 million with $75 million for debt payment assistance to international financial institutions; (2) AID financial assistance relies on impleme...
Aid to Panama: Improving the Criminal Justice System
NSIAD-92-147: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to assist Panama in reforming its criminal justice system by: (1) developing professional police forces; (2) creating an independent judiciary; and (3) improving prison conditions.GAO found that: (1) as of March 1992, the Department of Justice's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) had provided $13...
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...
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'...
Economic Assistance: Ways to Reduce the Reprogramming Notification Burden and Improve Congressional Oversight
NSIAD-89-202: Published: Sep 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) congressional notification procedures for reprogramming foreign assistance funds to determine whether changes in the process would reduce the administrative burden without unduly limiting congressional oversight.GAO found that: (1) in 1987, AID submitted 700 notifications to Congress, representing 1,...
Foreign Aid: Issues Concerning U.S. University Participation
NSIAD-89-38: Published: Apr 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed efforts by the Agency for International Development (AID) and the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) to implement title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, which encourages the involvement of U.S. land-grant, sea-grant, and eligible universities in AID development activities, focusing on: (1) the impact of chan...
Participant Training: AID Administration of Training Agreements, Costs, and Support Services
NSIAD-89-43FS: Published: Dec 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Agency for International Development's (AID) management of participant training activities, which are intended to help individuals from developing countries acquire the knowledge and resources essential to development and improvement of quality of life.GAO found that AID: (1) spent between $200 million and $250 million during fis...
Foreign Aid: Potential for Diversion of Economic Support Funds to Unauthorized Use
NSIAD-87-70: Published: Jan 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Economic Support Fund (ESF) programs to determine whether: (1) recipient countries had diverted any of the funds to military use; and (2) the Agency for International Development's (AID) program controls leave open the possibility for diversion to unauthorized purposes.GAO found that: (1) AID reported only one possible diversion of funds to mili...