Foreign governments (81 - 90 of 100 items)
East European Energy: U.S. Business Opportunities in and Assistance to Poland's Energy Sector
NSIAD-91-206: Published: May 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
GAO provided information on the: (1) steps being taken to address Poland's energy needs and the resulting potential trade and investment opportunities for U.S. firms; (2) impediments to realizing possible U.S. trade and investment opportunities; and (3) current status of U.S. programs to support Poland's energy sector.GAO found that: (1) due to a recession and an economic restructuring, Poland est...
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: 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...
Eastern Europe: Status of U.S. Assistance Efforts
NSIAD-91-110: Published: Feb 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1991.
GAO provided information on the status of U.S. economic assistance to eastern Europe, focusing on: (1) program elements and the earmarking of funds under the Support for East European Democracy Act of 1989 (SEED); and (2) U.S. objectives and coordination of assistance.GAO found that the Department of State was concerned over congressional earmarking of SEED funds for specific programs or projects...
El Salvador: Aid Compensates for Economic Losses but Achieves Little Growth
NSIAD-91-97: Published: Feb 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. economic assistance to El Salvador, focusing on: (1) how El Salvador used the funds; and (2) whether the Agency for International Development (AID) met its assistance goals.GAO found that: (1) AID provided about half of its $3 billion in economic assistance to El Salvador in the form of balance-of-payment support to finance imported goods; (2)...
Foreign Assistance: Resettlement of Panama's Displaced El Chorrillo Residents
NSIAD-91-63BR: Published: Dec 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Agency for International Development's (AID) progress in resettling Panama City residents who were displaced as a result of U.S. military action in December 1989, focusing on: (1) the living conditions at a temporary housing facility; (2) the status of the program to find permanent replacement housing for the displaced residents; and (3) facto...
Eastern Europe: Donor Assistance and Reform Efforts
NSIAD-91-21: Published: Nov 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on international assistance to five eastern European countries.GAO found that: (1) as of May 1990, donor countries had committed $8.51 billion in assistance to Poland and Hungary, and the European Community had committed $1.02 billion; (2) $3.9 billion of the $8.51 billion committed was in the form of export credits and project financin...
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...
GAO Review of Economic Sanctions Imposed Against Panama
T-NSIAD-89-44: Published: Jul 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed U.S. economic sanctions against Panama, involving: (1) suspension of all economic and military assistance to Panama; (2) elimination of all official loans from multilateral lending institutions; (3) suspension of trade preferences; (4) freezing of Panamanian assets in the United States; and (5) suspension of all payments to the military regime fro...
Central America: Impact of U.S. Assistance in the 1980s
NSIAD-89-170: Published: Jul 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. assistance to Panama, Belize, and the five Central American countries of Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, focusing on the assistance's promotion of U.S. policy objectives in the areas of regional security, democracy, economic stabilization and structural adjustment, and development.GAO found that: (1) U.S. military...