Developing countries (71 - 80 of 115 items)
Foreign Assistance: AID's Microenterprise Assistance Program
T-NSIAD-90-58: Published: Sep 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1990.
GAO discussed the Agency for International Development's (AID) microenterprise program. GAO noted that: (1) prior to fiscal year (FY) 1988 legislation, AID did not have a policy for structuring microenterprise activities and directing resources in support of them; (2) in response to the legislation, AID appointed an advisory committee that helped develop policy guidelines and incorporate such guid...
Economic Assistance: Integration of Japanese Aid and Trade Policies
NSIAD-90-149: Published: May 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Japanese foreign economic assistance and trade policies and determined the extent to which Japan integrated those policies.GAO found that: (1) Japan's economic assistance system has been more heavily influenced by commercial considerations than has the U.S system; (2) commercial considerations were a factor in Japan's focus on recipient countries'...
Using Local Currency Generated by U.S. Food Aid for Development Purposes
T-NSIAD-90-32: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO discussed issues related to local currencies generated from U.S. foreign assistance programs, focusing on: (1) whether recipient countries used local currencies to achieve development goals; (2) who owned the local currencies; and (3) how to improve local currency accountability. GAO noted that: (1) the Agency for International Development (AID) and the recipient countries viewed local currenc...
Status Report on GAO's Reviews on P.L. 480 Food Aid Programs
T-NSIAD-90-23: Published: Mar 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1990.
GAO discussed U.S. food aid programs, focusing on: (1) the integration of agricultural export programs with food aid programs; (2) food aid program management; (3) the Agency for International Development's (AID) food aid management plan; (4) the role of U.S. private voluntary organizations (PVO) in U.S. food aid programs; and (5) the extent to which AID should maintain accountability over local c...
Transition Series: Foreign Economic Assistance Issues
OCG-89-23TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized the major issues relating to the Agency for International Development's (AID) foreign economic assistance programs.GAO found that Congress and the new administration will need to: (1) consider the policies and priorities AID should address in the next decade; and (2) identify better ways to administer, manage, and control resources allocated to the program. GAO also found that AID w...
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...
Caribbean Basin Initiative: Impact on Selected Countries
NSIAD-88-177: Published: Jul 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Caribbean Basin Initiative's (CBI) impact on selected countries, focusing on: (1) its contributions toward alleviating debt-servicing problems, creating lasting employment opportunities, and fostering broadly based economic growth; (2) executive branch or congressional actions which worked against CBI; and (3) the Agency for International Devel...
Foreign Aid: Overseas Private Investment Corporation's Management of Loans
NSIAD-88-161: Published: May 6, 1988. Publicly Released: May 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) loan approval, monitoring, and documentation procedures; and (2) OPIC actions on a loan it made to a Costa Rican corporation.GAO found that OPIC: (1) as of March 31, 1988, had 75 active loans, with an outstanding balance of $48 million; (2) had 30 loans in delinquent status, accounting for $...
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...
Caribbean Basin Initiative: Legislative and Agency Actions Relating to the CBI
NSIAD-87-58FS: Published: Dec 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on legislation and agency rules, regulations, and decisions enacted to constrain the effectiveness of the 1983 Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) legislation.GAO noted that Congress enacted CBI to: (1) permit the United States to import eligible products from designated countries in Central America and the Caribbean duty free; and (2)...