Program evaluation (51 - 60 of 66 items)
Promoting Democracy: National Endowment for Democracy Efforts to Improve Grant Management
NSIAD-92-89: Published: Jan 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Endowment for Democracy's (NED) efforts to comply with recommendations GAO made in a previous report regarding grant management.GAO found that the steps NED took to improve its grant management program included: (1) developing a strategic plan to focus on long-term goals and objectives; (2) developing a new annual priorities document...
Promoting Democracy: National Endowment for Democracy's Management of Grants Needs Improvement
NSIAD-91-162: Published: Mar 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1991.
GAO reviewed the National Endowment for Democracy's programs and operations, focusing on the Endowment's: (1) evaluations and reports of program effectiveness and results; (2) grantees' compliance with financial controls and administrative procedures; and (3) Board of Directors' role in providing oversight and direction over Endowment activities.GAO found that: (1) the Endowment successfully devel...
Development Assistance: Issues Concerning AID's Social Marketing for Change Program
NSIAD-89-29: Published: Nov 9, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various allegations concerning the Agency for International Development's (AID) Social Marketing for Change (SOMARC) Program, which markets contraceptives for developing countries, to determine whether: (1) AID changed an evaluation of the program to remove criticism; (2) a member of the evaluation team had a possible conflict of interest; and (...
Central America Aid: Status of the Trade Credit Insurance Program
NSIAD-86-29FS: Published: Dec 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1985.
GAO reported on the use, control, and funding of the Trade Credit Insurance Program, which the Agency for International Development (AID) and the Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) jointly administer to guarantee repayment of U.S. commercial credit to finance Central American imports of U.S. goods and services.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1985, less than 9 percent of the $300 million credit-guara...
Changes Needed To Forge an Effective Relationship Between AID and Voluntary Agencies
ID-82-25: Published: May 27, 1982. Publicly Released: May 27, 1982.
Congress has repeatedly expressed concern over the Agency for International Development's (AID) implementation of congressional policy to expand cooperation with Private and Voluntary Organizations (PVO). GAO undertook a review of the role of PVO in the development of international assistance programs, focusing on: (1) the function and effectiveness of PVO; (2) what the proper structure of the rel...
Assistance to Haiti: Barriers, Recent Program Changes, and Future Options
ID-82-13: Published: Feb 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1982.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Agency for International Development (AID) programs in Haiti, the reasons for past project failures, the adequacy of planned corrective actions, and possible development options.After 8 years of operating in Haiti, AID is still having difficulty implementing its projects. Past projects designed to improve Haitian Government institutions have had only a limited...
The AID Excess Property Program Should Be Simplified
ID-80-32: Published: Jul 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1980.
The Agency for International Development (AID) Excess Property Program was intended to use excess property instead of new property in AID-funded projects whenever possible. However, the program is not presently directed toward that end.Though the program is not presently accomplishing the primary purpose intended by Congress, GAO found that excess property can be used under some circumstances in U...
U.S. Response to Jamaica's Economic Crisis
ID-80-40: Published: Jul 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1980.
Assistance from the Agency for International Development (AID) to Jamaica increased sharply in 1977 with balance-of-payment support and developmental aid of nearly $30 million. This increase reflected the U.S. interest in the Caribbean and a concern for the economic deterioration of a neighboring nation. Despite the efforts of the United States, Jamaica, and other donors to halt the decline, the e...
AID Must Consider Social Factors in Establishing Cooperatives in Developing Countries
ID-80-39: Published: Jul 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1980.
Cooperatives are seen as one way to improve the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance in developing countries by enabling the urban and rural poor to help themselves. The efforts by the Agency for International Development (AID) to foster cooperatives have not been uniformly successful. The primary reason is that AID has not adequately considered the complex political, cultural, and economic fa...
AID Slow in Dealing With Project Planning and Implementation Problems
ID-80-33: Published: Jul 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1980.
The Agency for International Development (AID) finances hundreds of millions of dollars annually in the procurement of commodities for foreign aid projects for developing countries.Problems in planning procurements and monitoring project implementation still exist. Despite recommendations by GAO and others, including AID management teams, to improve project monitoring effectiveness: (1) project mi...