Foreign economic assistance (71 - 80 of 102 items)
Foreign Aid: Issues Concerning AID's Private-Sector Revolving Fund
NSIAD-88-185: Published: Jul 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the Agency for International Development's (AID) Private-Sector Revolving Fund, specifically, its: (1) financial management; (2) funding levels; and (3) management and monitoring of field projects.GAO found that the fund had several financial management weaknesses, including: (1) a database that was inadequate for accurately pr...
Foreign Aid: Improving the Impact and Control of Economic Support Funds
NSIAD-88-182: Published: Jun 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) efforts to: (1) promote economic policy reform through the Economic Support Fund (ESF) program; and (2) control ESF cash transfer funds.GAO found that AID: (1) relied on cash transfers to encourage economic policy reforms and to address balance-of-payments problems; (2) did not establish sufficien...
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...
Foreign Aid: Accountability and Control Over U.S. Assistance to Indonesia
NSIAD-87-187: Published: Aug 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the accountability and controls over U.S. assistance to Indonesia.GAO found that: (1) the Agency for International Development (AID) mission did not provide adequate oversight over the Food for Peace Program; (2) Indonesia did not submit audited reports of commodity sales receipts and expenditures; (3) self-help measure progress reports were gen...
Foreign Aid: Information on U.S. International Food Assistance Programs
NSIAD-87-94BR: Published: Mar 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined Food for Peace Program issues, including: (1) self-help measures; (2) use of local currency; (3) multiyear commodity commitments; (4) shipments on a fiscal year basis; (5) commodity availability for multiyear commitments; and (6) private-sector participation in preparing guidelines for the local currency private-sector lending program.GAO found...
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...
Central America: Problems in Controlling Funds for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
NSIAD-87-35: Published: Dec 5, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO monitored the Department of State's Nicaraguan Humanitarian Assistance Office's (NHAO) compliance with the legislation that made $27 million available for humanitarian assistance to the Nicaraguan democratic resistance.GAO found that: (1) based on invoices, receipts, and other documentation, NHAO had disbursed $26.8 million, as of September 4, 1986; and...
Foreign Aid: Improvement Needed in Loan Reporting and Administration
NSIAD-87-2: Published: Oct 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on economic and military loan and grant aid to foreign countries, focusing on the Agency for International Development's (AID) loan management and reporting.GAO noted that: (1) AID did not adequately consider current income levels or future economic prospects of recipients in establishing loan interest rates and repayment periods; (2) recipients...
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...
Foreign Assistance: How the Funds Are Spent
NSIAD-86-73: Published: Mar 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed fiscal year 1984 foreign assistance program outlays to determine how funds were actually spent and who benefited from the program.GAO found that: (1) the Agency for International Development (AID) disbursed significant portions of its assistance funds in the United States to a variety of entities, which directly benefited the U.S. economy, the reci...