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Foreign Assistance: AID Strategic Direction and Continued Management Improvements Needed
NSIAD-93-106: Published: Jun 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1993.
GAO discussed management problems at the Agency for International Development (AID) and whether it is adequately meeting its foreign economic assistance responsibilities.GAO found that: (1) the AID management approach and organizational capacity have not kept up with the increasingly diffuse scope of the foreign assistance program and the expanding number of countries in which AID operates; (2) AI...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Efforts to Spur Panama's Economy Through Cash Transfers
NSIAD-93-56: Published: May 10, 1993. Publicly Released: May 10, 1993.
GAO provided information on economic aid to Panama, focusing on cash grant programs implemented pursuant to the Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriation Act.GAO found that: (1) the Agency for International Development (AID) has not justified the size and composition of Panama's economic aid package with sufficient documentation; (2) although AID believes that the economic assistance program has b...
Foreign Assistance: AID's Private-Sector Assistance Program at a Crossroads
NSIAD-93-55: Published: Dec 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) efforts to assist private-sector growth in developing countries, focusing on: (1) the extent of the AID commitment to private-sector development; (2) the results, sustainability, and impact of AID private-sector assistance on the poor; and (3) the orientation of AID assistance for the future.GAO foun...
Aid to Nicaragua: U.S. Assistance Supports Economic and Social Development
NSIAD-92-203: Published: Aug 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on aid to Nicaragua and the effectiveness and management of the program.GAO found that: (1) the Agency for International Development's (AID) balance-of-payments support to Nicaragua totalled $265.5 million with $75 million for debt payment assistance to international financial institutions; (2) AID financial assistance relies on impleme...
Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Republics: A Context for Developing GAO Work
146215: Mar 1, 1992
GAO developed a context for its work on Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics, focusing on: (1) identifying U.S. objectives and organizational capabilities; (2) enhancing U.S., regional, and global security; (3) encouraging the development of democratic institutions and new international partnership; (4) assisting in the transition to market economics; and (5) assessing the co...
AID to Nicaragua: Status of U.S. Assistance to the Democratically Elected Government
NSIAD-91-183: Published: May 1, 1991. Publicly Released: May 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Agency for International Development's (AID) disbursement of its appropriation for assisting the new Nicaraguan government's efforts to deal with hyperinflation, high unemployment, low productivity, a weakened agricultural sector, and transition to democracy.GAO found that: (1) AID quickly developed an assistance program after th...
Foreign Assistance: Progress in Implementing the Development Fund for Africa
NSIAD-91-127: Published: Apr 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of the Development Fund for Africa (DFA) to determine whether: (1) DFA provided a stable source of development assistance funding; (2) AID implemented DFA according to congressional policy guidance; (3) administrative changes improved the delivery of development assistance; and (4) eva...
Aid to Panama: Status of Emergency Assistance to Revitalize the Economy
NSIAD-91-168: Published: Apr 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of Agency for International Development (AID) funded programs and projects in Panama.GAO found that: (1) as of February 28, 1991, AID obligated $377.5 million of the $420 million appropriated for assistance to Panama; (2) of that amount, AID obligated $351.8 million for cash transfers under economic recovery and private se...
Foreign Assistance: Funds Obligated Remain Unspent for Years
NSIAD-91-123: Published: Apr 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Agency for International Development's (AID) economic assistance pipeline, focusing on the funds six AID missions obligated for development assistance and economic support but had not yet expended.GAO found that: (1) 44 of the 103 sampled projects at the missions had excess funds totalling $296.2 million, with the percentage of excess funds at...
Latin America: Views on the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative
T-NSIAD-91-7: Published: Feb 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1991.
GAO discussed the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative, a U.S.-proposed approach to stimulate sustained economic development in Latin American and Caribbean countries. GAO noted that: (1) the Initiative called for expansion of two-way trade negotiations, implementation of free-trade negotiating agreements, reduction and restructure of bilateral debt, and the promotion of direct investment in Lat...