International economic relations (71 - 80 of 124 items)
Foreign Assistance: Accuracy of AID Statistics on Dollars Flowing Back to the U.S. Economy Is Doubtful
NSIAD-93-196: Published: Aug 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Agency for International Development (AID) determines the extent to which U.S. foreign economic assistance dollars flow back to the United States through the procurement of U.S. goods and services.GAO found that: (1) both Buy American Reporting System (BARS) and AID reflow studies rely on imprecise and inconsistent measuring techniques and...
Former Soviet Union: Assistance by the United States and Other Donors
NSIAD-93-101: Published: Dec 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1992.
GAO reviewed U.S. assistance to Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, focusing on the: (1) extent and nature of assistance provided; and (2) level of coordination among donors.GAO found that: (1) donor countries have pledged $90 billion in aid to the former Soviet republics; (2) less than half of the amount pledged will have been disbursed by the end of 1992; (3) the United State...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
Soviet Union's Participation in the Agriculture Department's Export Credit Guarantee Programs
T-NSIAD-91-38: Published: May 21, 1991. Publicly Released: May 21, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) export credit guarantee programs and the Soviet Union's participation in those programs. GAO noted that: (1) the Soviets had serious problems in processing, packaging, storing, and distributing their agricultural commodities; (2) USDA developed new credit risk analysis procedures based on consensus risk ratings of major international banks and i...