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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: 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...
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...
Time-Critical Aid: Disaster Reconstruction Assistance--A Better Delivery System Is Needed
NSIAD-87-1: Published: Oct 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of the disaster reconstruction assistance projects to help Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru after the floods and droughts resulting from the weather phenomenon called El Nino in 1982 and 1983, focusing on steps AID could take to improve the future delivery of time-critical disaster reconstruction assistance.In response to the d...
Irrigation Assistance to Developing Countries Should Require Stronger Commitments to Operation and Maintenance
NSIAD-83-31: Published: Aug 29, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1983.
GAO reviewed the operation and maintenance (O&M) of U.S.-financed irrigation systems in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand to determine how the Agency for International Development (AID) can: (1) improve operation and maintenance practices of developing countries and extend the economic life of the irrigation systems; and (2) design irrigation systems that adequately consider O&M requirements.GAO...
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...
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 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...