International economic relations (41 - 50 of 124 items)
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Funds to Two Micronesian Nations Had Little Impact on Economic Development and Accountability Over Funds Was Limited
T-NSIAD/RCED-00-227: Published: Jun 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed economic assistance provided by the United States under the Compact of Free Association, focusing on the: (1) use of the Compact funding by the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands; (2) progress made by both nations in advancing economic self-sufficiency; (3) role of Compact funds in supporting economic progress;...
Foreign Assistance: Enterprise Funds' Contributions to Private Sector Development Vary
NSIAD-99-221: Published: Sep 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the enterprise funds, established to support private sector development in selected countries of Eastern and Central Europe, focusing on: (1) whether enterprise funds are assisting private sector development; (2) what factors have affected the funds' ability to carry out their activities; (3) whether funds still have a role in private sector develo...
Foreign Assistance: Issues Concerning the Polish-American Enterprise Fund
OGC-99-61R: Published: Sep 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the structural changes undergone by the Polish-American Enterprise Fund and its management company to enable them to operate more like private venture capital companies, focusing on: (1) whether these structural changes were permitted by law; (2) whether the purchase of the Polish Fund's management company by its employees at book value was permitt...
Developing Countries: Status of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Debt Relief Initiative
NSIAD-98-229: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) implementation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative; and (2) initiative's potential to achieve its stated goal of bringing poor countries' debts to sustainable levels.GAO noted that: (1) the HIPC initiative will help reduce participating poor countries' debt burdens, in some cases, substantially; however, many will...
Multilateral Development Banks: Public Consultation on Environmental Assessments
NSIAD-98-192: Published: Sep 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the environmental assessment and information disclosure policies and practices of the multilateral development banks, focusing on the: (1) steps the banks have taken to ensure meaningful public consultation on the environmental implications of proposed projects and timely public access to relevant project documents; (2) quality o...
Drug Control: Counternarcotics Efforts in Colombia Face Continuing Challenges
T-NSIAD-98-103: Published: Feb 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
GAO discussed its review of counternarcotics efforts in Colombia, focusing on: (1) the nature of the drug-trafficking threat in and from Colombia; (2) the political, economic, and operational implications of the U.S. decisions to decertify Colombia in 1996 and 1997; and (3) U.S. efforts to plan and manage counternarcotics activities in Colombia.GAO noted that: (1) the narcotics threat from Colombi...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Assistance for the West Bank and Gaza Strip
NSIAD-98-85R: Published: Feb 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) how U.S. assistance for the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been used; (2) what organizations have received U.S. funds; and (3) whether there is any evidence that U.S. funds had been misused.GAO noted that: (1) Agency for International Development (AID) officials stated that to guard against the possibility of corruption in the administration o...
World Bank: U.S. Interests Supported, but Oversight Needed to Help Ensure Improved Performance
NSIAD-96-212: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the World Bank, focusing on the: (1) Bank's role in enhancing the flow of private investment capital into developing countries; (2) extent to which Bank projects achieve their development objectives; (3) Bank's progress in reforming its operations to improve effectiveness; and (4) extent to which the Bank supports U.S. foreign policy goals.GAO fou...
[Comments on Status of Appropriation Provision Relating to Humanitarian Aid for Azerbaijan]
B-271412: Published: Jun 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an opinion on whether an appropriations act's limitations on assistance to Azerbaijan were permanent. GAO held that the limitations were only applicable to the fiscal years that the appropriation covered...
Mexico's Financial Crisis: Origins, Awareness, Assistance, and Initial Efforts to Recover
GGD-96-56: Published: Feb 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Mexico's financial crisis, focusing on the: (1) origins of the crisis; (2) extent to which the U.S. government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were aware of Mexico's financial crisis; (3) U.S. and IMF response to the crisis; and (4) Treasury's use of the Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) to fund financial assistance to Mexico.GAO found th...