Foreign governments (71 - 80 of 100 items)
Foreign Assistance: Cost Reductions Possible From Improved Cash Transfer Management
NSIAD-93-58: Published: Nov 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Agency for International Development's (AID) management of legislatively required separate accounts under its foreign economic assistance program.GAO found that: (1) AID does not always retain cash transfer funds in the U.S. Treasury for as long as possible to minimize costs; (2) foreign governments are able to earn interest on cash transfer fu...
Aid to El Salvador: Slow Progress in Developing a National Civilian Police
NSIAD-92-338: Published: Sep 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) determined whether the U.S. assistance for the police development effort in El Salvador is consistent with the provisions of the peace agreement; (2) assessed the progress made in establishing the police force and police academy; and (3) evaluated the financial status of the police development effort.GAO found that: (1) the $20-million U.S. pledge will...
East European Energy: Romania's Energy Needs Persist
NSIAD-92-257: Published: Aug 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Romania's efforts to reform and modernize its energy sector, focusing on: (1) trends and problems related to energy production and imports; (2) energy needs and planned recourse steps; (3) factors inhibiting U.S. trade and investment in the Romanian energy sector; and (4) U.S. and international efforts to assist Romania in developing...
Aid to Panama: Improving the Criminal Justice System
NSIAD-92-147: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to assist Panama in reforming its criminal justice system by: (1) developing professional police forces; (2) creating an independent judiciary; and (3) improving prison conditions.GAO found that: (1) as of March 1992, the Department of Justice's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) had provided $13...
Poland and Hungary: Economic Transition and U.S. Assistance
NSIAD-92-102: Published: May 1, 1992. Publicly Released: May 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) economic conditions in Poland and Hungary; and (2) the effectiveness of U.S. assistance to those countries.GAO found that in response to the rapidly changing political and economic conditions in Poland and Hungary, the United States has developed a short-term, experimental economic assistance approach based on assumptions that: (1) assistance would be required for only a 5-year t...
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...
A Historic Transition
147982: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, reviews the: (1) rapidly evolving military, security, and economic situation in what was once the Soviet Union; and (2) areas in which U.S. cooperation with former Soviet states can yield great benefits to both sides, including arms and technology control, multilateral institutions, and economic and scientific cooperation....
What Eastern Europe Needs Now
147983: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, discusses reasons and ways for the United States to help Eastern European countries in their transition from communist to democratic governments, including: (1) providing better market access to improve trade competitiveness; (2) providing financial assistance to lessen transition pains until foreign investment picks up; (3...
Refugees: U.S. Assistance to Bulgarian Ethnic Turks in Turkey
NSIAD-92-59: Published: Dec 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's and the United Nations Development Program's (UNDP) $10-million project to assist Turkey with the resettlement and assimilation of ethnic Turkish refugees fleeing Bulgaria, focusing on: (1) project development; (2) project management and progress; and (3) the amount of project funds distributed.GAO found that: (1) State's...
Cambodia: AID's Management of Humanitarian Assistance Programs
NSIAD-91-260: Published: Aug 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. humanitarian assistance in areas of Cambodia controlled by the Phnom Penh government and in areas controlled by the Cambodian noncommunist resistance, focusing on whether the Agency for International Development (AID) can provide reasonable assurance that assistance to the resistance groups and others is being used efficiently and effectively...