Foreign economic assistance (91 - 100 of 345 items)
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Economic and Democratic Assistance to the Central Asian Republics
NSIAD-99-200: Published: Aug 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the economic and democratic assistance that the United States has provided to the Central Asian Republics (CAR) of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, focusing on: (1) what the Agency for International Development's (AID) economic and democratic reform initiatives in the CAR were designed to achieve, what has...
Foreign Assistance: Treasury's Technical Assistance Program
NSIAD-99-65: Published: Mar 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) foreign aid program, focusing on: (1) the types of technical assistance OTA advisors have provided to Russia and Romania; (2) oversight by OTA of advisors' activities; (3) advisor qualifications, program cost, fund transfers between the Agency for International Development and th...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Concerns With DOE's Efforts to Reduce the Risks Posed by Russia's Unemployed Weapons Scientists
RCED-99-54: Published: Feb 19, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to create jobs for displaced former Soviet Union scientists through its Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention program, focusing on: (1) the costs to implement the program for fiscal years 1994-98, including the amount of funds received by weapons scientists and institutes; (2) the extent to which the prog...
Developing Countries: Status of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Debt Relief Initiative
NSIAD-98-229: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) implementation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative; and (2) initiative's potential to achieve its stated goal of bringing poor countries' debts to sustainable levels.GAO noted that: (1) the HIPC initiative will help reduce participating poor countries' debt burdens, in some cases, substantially; however, many will...
Multilateral Development Banks: Public Consultation on Environmental Assessments
NSIAD-98-192: Published: Sep 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the environmental assessment and information disclosure policies and practices of the multilateral development banks, focusing on the: (1) steps the banks have taken to ensure meaningful public consultation on the environmental implications of proposed projects and timely public access to relevant project documents; (2) quality o...
International Affairs: Activities of Domestic Agencies
T-NSIAD-98-174: Published: Jun 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1998.
GAO discussed: (1) the nature and magnitude of U.S. international involvement through programs and activities funded in accounts other than the international affairs budget account (150 account), including examples of the associated activities and the agencies; (2) the increasing participation of domestic agencies in international activities and the complexities of this involvement; and (3) how th...
Drug Control: Counternarcotics Efforts in Colombia Face Continuing Challenges
T-NSIAD-98-103: Published: Feb 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
GAO discussed its review of counternarcotics efforts in Colombia, focusing on: (1) the nature of the drug-trafficking threat in and from Colombia; (2) the political, economic, and operational implications of the U.S. decisions to decertify Colombia in 1996 and 1997; and (3) U.S. efforts to plan and manage counternarcotics activities in Colombia.GAO noted that: (1) the narcotics threat from Colombi...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Assistance for the West Bank and Gaza Strip
NSIAD-98-85R: Published: Feb 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) how U.S. assistance for the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been used; (2) what organizations have received U.S. funds; and (3) whether there is any evidence that U.S. funds had been misused.GAO noted that: (1) Agency for International Development (AID) officials stated that to guard against the possibility of corruption in the administration o...
International Affairs Budget: Framework for Assessing Relevance, Priority, and Efficiency
T-NSIAD-98-18: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the programs and activities funded by the international affairs budget, the function 150 account of the federal budget, focusing on the issues that should be raised in assessing the current programs and activities on the books that support U.S. foreign policy and economic objectives.GAO noted that: (1) funding in the 150 account, which totalled $1...
The Results Act: Observations on USAID's November 1996 Draft Strategic Plan
NSIAD-97-197R: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1997.
GAO reviewed and evaluated the latest available version of the Agency for International Development's (AID) draft strategic plan, focusing on: (1) the draft plan's compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act's requirements and its overall quality; (2) whether AID's key statutory authorities were reflected; (3) whether discussions about cross-cutting functions and interagency involve...