Foreign assistance (41 - 50 of 66 items)
[Comments on GAO Authorization To Provide Technical Services To Foreign Countries]
B-226878: Published: Nov 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1987.
GAO commented on its authority to assume a lead agency role for a project under the U.S-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation. GAO believes that: (1) the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 authorized it to provide technical services to friendly countries on an advance-of-funds or reimbursement basis; and (2) although its mission was to aid and assist Congress in carrying out its respo...
[Comments on Egypt's Use of Economic Support Fund To Pay Debt]
B-217660: Published: Sep 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on the legality of Egypt's use of Economic Support Fund (ESF) monies to pay its foreign military sales (FMS) debt to the United States. GAO noted that the Agency for International Development (AID) determined that Egypt used the monies to pay its FMS debt in spite of a special covenant in the grant agreement prohibiting such use. GAO concluded...
Foreign Aid: Impact of Overseas Private Investment Corporation Activities on U.S. Employment
NSIAD-87-109: Published: May 5, 1987. Publicly Released: May 5, 1987.
In compliance with a legislative requirement, GAO determined the impact of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) activities on employment in the United States.GAO found that OPIC: (1) approved projects that it should have expected would have negative impacts on U.S. trade and potentially negative impacts on U.S. employment; (2) continued to assist some projects despite their negativ...
[Comments on Whether Disbursements of Economic Support Funds to Honduras Violated Law]
B-223893: Published: Dec 2, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided its views on whether two disbursements of economic support funds to the Honduran government in 1986 violated the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1985. GAO noted that the act contains a legal prohibition on the conditioning of foreign assistance on the recipient's provision of assistance to persons engaged in insurgency...
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...
Military Loans: Repayment Problems Mount as Debt Increases
NSIAD-86-10: Published: Oct 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the repayment records of countries receiving loans under the U.S. foreign aid programs, to determine: (1) the status of the Guaranty Reserve Fund set up to back the loans; (2) how foreign governments repay the loans; and (3) how U.S. military aid shifted from mostly market rate loans to mostly outright grants and concessional interest rate loans.GA...
GAO Reviews of Foreign Economic Assistance Programs
123624: Mar 14, 1984
Testimony was given concerning recently completed and ongoing GAO work on U.S. economic assistance programs. A major trend in recent years has been the increased use of the Economic Support Fund (ESF) which is used for balance-of-payments support and commodity import programs and to finance infrastructure and other capital projects. The ESF program has increased by over 55 percent since 1981, and...
[Request for Views on Availability of Appropriations for African Development Fund]
B-212876: Published: Sep 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1983.
GAO was asked for its views concerning the period of availability of the funds appropriated for the African Development Fund. GAO found that, under the applicable appropriation act, the funds for the program are to remain available until expended...
Foreign Assistance Programs
120700: Feb 28, 1983
In testimony before a congressional subcommittee, GAO reviewed its recently completed and ongoing work on U.S. foreign assistance programs. In a report to the Agency for International Development (AID), GAO reported that AID does not have adequate information on the number and value of host country contracts, and GAO has begun a survey of AID contracting activities. GAO also reported on AID effort...
International Assistance to Refugees in Africa Can Be Improved
ID-83-2: Published: Dec 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1982.
GAO reported on improvements that could be made in international assistance to refugees in Africa.Based on visits to four countries, GAO stated that efforts to meet refugee needs could be improved by better planning and coordination. GAO found that inequitable amounts and types of assistance have been provided to refugees in Africa, the U.N. programs tend to be open-ended and without plans for pha...