Foreign economic assistance (31 - 40 of 102 items)
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...
Developing Countries: Status of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Debt Relief Initiative
NSIAD-98-229: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) implementation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative; and (2) initiative's potential to achieve its stated goal of bringing poor countries' debts to sustainable levels.GAO noted that: (1) the HIPC initiative will help reduce participating poor countries' debt burdens, in some cases, substantially; however, many will...
International Affairs: Activities of Domestic Agencies
T-NSIAD-98-174: Published: Jun 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1998.
GAO discussed: (1) the nature and magnitude of U.S. international involvement through programs and activities funded in accounts other than the international affairs budget account (150 account), including examples of the associated activities and the agencies; (2) the increasing participation of domestic agencies in international activities and the complexities of this involvement; and (3) how th...
International Affairs Budget: Framework for Assessing Relevance, Priority, and Efficiency
T-NSIAD-98-18: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the programs and activities funded by the international affairs budget, the function 150 account of the federal budget, focusing on the issues that should be raised in assessing the current programs and activities on the books that support U.S. foreign policy and economic objectives.GAO noted that: (1) funding in the 150 account, which totalled $1...
Foreign Affairs: Perspectives on Foreign Affairs Programs and Structures
NSIAD-97-6: Published: Nov 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1996.
GAO summarized the views presented at its 1996 conference on foreign affairs issues, focusing on the: (1) changed environment for foreign policy; (2) influence and impact of U.S. programs; (3) role of multilateral institutions; (4) world trade interests of the United States; and (5) structure of the U.S. foreign affairs apparatus.GAO found that: (1) a central theme that emerged from the 2 days of...
Peace Operations: U.S. Costs in Support of Haiti, Former Yugoslavia, Somalia, and Rwanda
NSIAD-96-38: Published: Mar 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the estimated costs of U.S. agencies' support of United Nations (U.N.) peace operations in Haiti, the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Somalia for fiscal years (FY) 1992 through 1995.GAO found that: (1) from FY 1992 through 1995, the incremental cost reported by U.S. government agencies for support of U.N. peace operations in Haiti, th...
Foreign Housing Guaranty Program: Financial Condition Is Poor and Goals Are Not Achieved
NSIAD-95-108: Published: Jun 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) use of Housing Guaranty Program funds, focusing on the program's evolution, financial condition, and overall impact.GAO found that: (1) the profile of participating countries, as well as the types of projects funded have significantly changed since the program was introduced in early 1961; (2) the Ho...
Foreign Housing Guaranty Program: Goals Are Not Achieved and Financial Condition Is Poor
T-NSIAD-95-181: Published: Jun 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1995.
GAO discussed the Agency for International Development's (AID) Housing Guaranty Program. GAO noted that: (1) over the past 34 years, the Housing Guaranty Program has evolved from financing home construction in Latin America to financing a variety of shelter-related activities throughout the world; (2) federal assistance has gone to advanced and creditworthy developing countries that have ready acc...
Greece and Turkey: U.S. Assistance Programs and Other Activities
NSIAD-95-100: Published: Apr 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the amount of U.S. assistance provided to Greece and Turkey between 1992 and 1994, including the costs and amount of equipment transferred to these countries under the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty.GAO found that between fiscal years 1992 and 1994, the: (1) United States provided Greece and Turkey with about $2.6 billion in de...