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United Nations: Oil for Food Program Audits
GAO-05-346T: Published: Feb 15, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2005.
The Oil for Food program was established by the United Nations and Iraq in 1996 to address concerns about the humanitarian situation after international sanctions were imposed in 1990. The program allowed the Iraqi government to use the proceeds of its oil sales to pay for food, medicine, and infrastructure maintenance. Allegations of fraud and corruption have plagued the Oil for Food program. As...
United Nations: Observations on the Oil for Food Program and Iraq's Food Security
GAO-04-880T: Published: Jun 16, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2004.
The Oil for Food program was established by the United Nations and Iraq in 1996 to address concerns about the humanitarian situation after international sanctions were imposed in 1990. The program allowed the Iraqi government to use the proceeds of its oil sales to pay for food, medicine, and infrastructure maintenance. The program appears to have helped the Iraqi people. From 1996 through 2001, t...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Democracy Programs in Six Latin American Countries Have Yielded Modest Results
GAO-03-358: Published: Mar 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2003.
Supporting democracy abroad is a major U.S. foreign policy objective. To better understand how this assistance has been implemented in Latin America, GAO was asked to review programs in six countries--Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Peru--that have been of particular importance to U.S. interests in Central and South America. Between fiscal years 1992 and 2002, U.S. agenci...
Food Aid: Experience of U.S. Programs Suggests Opportunities for Improvement
GAO-02-801T: Published: Jun 4, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2002.
The United States spent $50 billion (2002 dollars) on food aid between 1979 and 2003. Notwithstanding these sizable donations and donations by other countries, the need for food aid in the developing world far exceeds available supply. U.S. food aid is provided through six programs administered by the Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). These progra...
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...
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...
UNESCO: Improvements in Management Practices
NSIAD-93-159: Published: Mar 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) management practices, focusing on: (1) UNESCO implementation of 12 GAO management recommendations; (2) UNESCO management improvement efforts; and (3) the UNESCO Participation Program.GAO found that UNESCO: (1) has implemented or made progress on 8 of the 12 GAO recomme...
Former Soviet Union: Assistance by the United States and Other Donors
NSIAD-93-101: Published: Dec 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1992.
GAO reviewed U.S. assistance to Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, focusing on the: (1) extent and nature of assistance provided; and (2) level of coordination among donors.GAO found that: (1) donor countries have pledged $90 billion in aid to the former Soviet republics; (2) less than half of the amount pledged will have been disbursed by the end of 1992; (3) the United State...
UNESCO: Status of Improvements in Management Personnel, Financial, and Budgeting Practices
NSIAD-92-172: Published: Jun 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).GAO found that: (1) the United States withdrew from UNESCO in December 1984, stating that UNESCO was mismanaged, budget growth was out of control, and programs were politically biased; (2) the UNESCO General Conference, which makes policy for UNESCO, has adopted resolution...
Poland and Hungary: Economic Transition and U.S. Assistance
NSIAD-92-102: Published: May 1, 1992. Publicly Released: May 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) economic conditions in Poland and Hungary; and (2) the effectiveness of U.S. assistance to those countries.GAO found that in response to the rapidly changing political and economic conditions in Poland and Hungary, the United States has developed a short-term, experimental economic assistance approach based on assumptions that: (1) assistance would be required for only a 5-year t...