Foreign economic assistance (41 - 50 of 102 items)
Foreign Aid: Actions Taken to Improve Food Aid Management
NSIAD-95-74: Published: Mar 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed food assistance programs authorized under titles II and III of the 1990 Agricultural Development and Trade Act, focusing on actions the Agency for International Development (AID) has taken to implement previous GAO recommendations.GAO found that: (1) AID has fully or partially implemented 11 of 13 recommendations that GAO made regarding problems...
Foreign Assistance Act: Comments on New Policy Framework for Foreign Aid
T-NSIAD-94-121: Published: Feb 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1994.
GAO discussed reforming the U.S. foreign assistance program in the wake of the Cold War. GAO noted that: (1) it generally supports proposed legislation that would reform U.S. foreign assistance programs; (2) it will be necessary to maintain focus on outlining and implementing a limited number of priority objectives; (3) foreign assistance reform should include accountability for managing the progr...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Had Made Slow Progress In Involving Women in Development
NSIAD-94-16: Published: Dec 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) and the Department of State's efforts to fully integrate gender issues in their foreign assistance programs.GAO found that: (1) since 1974, AID has issued policies and directed its bureaus and missions to integrate gender concerns throughout their assistance activities and to evaluate the impact of t...
Multilateral Foreign Aid: U.S. Participation in the International Fund for Agricultural Development
NSIAD-93-176: Published: Sep 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. participation in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to: (1) evaluate how IFAD has conducted its operations; (2) evaluate the agency's funding outlook; (3) determine whether projects are experiencing any problems; and (4) review the relationship between IFAD and the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID).GAO fou...
Foreign Assistance: Accuracy of AID Statistics on Dollars Flowing Back to the U.S. Economy Is Doubtful
NSIAD-93-196: Published: Aug 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Agency for International Development (AID) determines the extent to which U.S. foreign economic assistance dollars flow back to the United States through the procurement of U.S. goods and services.GAO found that: (1) both Buy American Reporting System (BARS) and AID reflow studies rely on imprecise and inconsistent measuring techniques and...
Food Aid: Management Improvements Are Needed to Achieve Program Objectives
NSIAD-93-168: Published: Jul 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) Emergency and Private Assistance Program and Food for Development Program, which provide agricultural commodities to developing countries, focusing on: (1) the commodities' use and impact on local currencies; (2) the commodities' impact on enhancing food security; and (3) AID program management.GAO...
Foreign Assistance: Reforming the Economic Aid Program
T-NSIAD-93-20: Published: Jul 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1993.
GAO discussed the reform of the U.S. foreign assistance program in the post-Cold War era. GAO noted that: (1) Congress and the Administration need to reexamine foreign assistance objectives and agree on policy goals to permit budget and program flexibility to meet new challenges; (2) the proliferation of foreign aid objectives has seriously affected the Agency for International Development's (AID)...
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: U.S. Efforts to Spur Panama's Economy Through Cash Transfers
NSIAD-93-56: Published: May 10, 1993. Publicly Released: May 10, 1993.
GAO provided information on economic aid to Panama, focusing on cash grant programs implemented pursuant to the Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriation Act.GAO found that: (1) the Agency for International Development (AID) has not justified the size and composition of Panama's economic aid package with sufficient documentation; (2) although AID believes that the economic assistance program has b...
Aid to Kenya: Accountability for Economic and Military Assistance Can Be Improved
NSIAD-93-57: Published: Jan 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Agency for International Development's (AID) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) accountability and control procedures over economic and military assistance programs to Kenya, focusing on: (1) how the Kenyan government controlled and used U.S. aid; and (2) the adequacy of program controls.GAO found that: (1) between 1986...