Foreign assistance (51 - 60 of 66 items)
Insurance Rate Structure of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
B-173240: Published: Apr 11, 1972. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
AID Must Consider Social Factors in Establishing Cooperatives in Developing Countries
ID-80-39: Published: Jul 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1980.
Cooperatives are seen as one way to improve the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance in developing countries by enabling the urban and rural poor to help themselves. The efforts by the Agency for International Development (AID) to foster cooperatives have not been uniformly successful. The primary reason is that AID has not adequately considered the complex political, cultural, and economic fa...
Changes Needed in the Administration of the Overseas Food Donation Program
ID-79-25: Published: Oct 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1979.
A report assessed the performance of the U.S. food donation program abroad in terms of the congressional objectives of assisting needier countries and people and contributing to the development process. The program began under Title II of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954. The "New Directions" foreign assistance legislation of 1973 mandates that U.S. aid be used for pro...
Meeting U.S. Political Objectives Through Economic Aid in the Middle East and Southern Africa
ID-79-23: Published: May 31, 1979. Publicly Released: May 31, 1979.
The Economic Support Fund (ESF) is intended to advance U.S. political interest and demonstrate the U.S. commitment to, and concern for countries receiving such economic assistance. Notwithstanding the political focus of the fund, Congress has stressed in recent years that the assistance should, to the extent possible, be responsive to the New Directions policy set forth in the Foreign Assistance A...
Studies of Selected Aspects of Foreign Assistance Programs
108659: Feb 22, 1979
An overview was presented of the results obtained in GAO studies of various aspects in the management of foreign assistance programs, particularly by the Agency for International Development (AID). The major development assistance goals stressed by Congress were shown, and suggested improvements were presented. There appeared to be a great shortage of financial managers in many countries. Althou...
U.S. Economic Assistance for Israel
ID-78-31: Published: Aug 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1978.
U.S. support for Israel's political and economic stability has been expressed through a variety of economic and military aid programs. The Security Supporting Assistance Program, involving a Commodity Import Program (CIP) and cash grants, is the primary economic aid program for Israel. This aid is usually justified for political rather than solely economic reasons. Under CIP, the United States rei...
Foreign Assistance Programs
105137: Feb 22, 1978
An evaluation of foreign assistance programs was based on recent reviews and studies of the Agency for International Development's (AID) food, population, housing assistance, Sahel development, and security supporting assistance programs, and U.S. participation in international programs. Substantial improvements are possible in the planning, direction, and implementation of these programs and proj...
Legislative Changes Urged in Loan Program of the Agency for International Development
ID-76-80: Published: Jan 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1978.
The Loan Program of the Agency for International Development (AID) consists of foreign economic assistance lending activities; AID has been making and administering loans to foreign countries since 1961. The loans are repayable over periods of up to 40 years, including 10-year grace periods before repayment, and have variable interest rates which are generally low--some less than 1%.Since 1971, AI...
Examination of Funds Appropriated for Economic and Food Aid to Indochina
ID-76-54: Published: Apr 16, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1976.
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