International organizations (61 - 70 of 82 items)
AID Assistance to the Eastern Caribbean: Program Changes and Possible Consequences
ID-83-50: Published: Jul 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1983.
GAO reported on the methods the Agency for International Development (AID) uses to administer the U.S. assistance program to the Eastern Caribbean.GAO found that, while AID has greatly increased its assistance to the Eastern Caribbean, it has made strategy changes which will place additional burdens on its staff. In the last several years, AID has decreased assistance channeled through the Caribbe...
Political and Economic Factors Influencing Economic Support Fund Programs
ID-83-43: Published: Apr 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO described and analyzed the allocation of bilateral foreign aid through the Economic Support Fund (ESF).Because foreign aid is used to further U.S. foreign policy objectives, ESF assistance has grown rapidly since 1975. The ESF provided $2.8 billion to 32 countries in 1982 and increased funding has been requested for fiscal year 1984. This growth is also rel...
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...
The Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement--U.S. Interests and Turkish Needs
ID-82-31: Published: May 7, 1982. Publicly Released: May 17, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the 1980 Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement (DECA) with Turkey, focusing on: (1) the impact of U.S. security assistance in meeting Turkey's needs; (2) the U.S. use of military facilities; and (3) proposed military construction.Turkey is faced with tremendous economic problems, including a lack of foreign exchange, a high debt burden, and balance of payment difficult...
GAO Reviews of Foreign Assistance Programs
118148: Apr 22, 1982
GAO reviews of bilateral economic assistance continue to emphasize programs which are managed and disbursed by the Agency for International Development (AID). GAO has seen recent AID progress toward improved project planning and implementation in its food, health, natural resource conservation, and human resource development programs, but much needs to be done. Preliminary results of the GAO study...
The European Branch: GAO in the Center of the Old World
120966: Jan 1, 1982
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 4, Fall 1982, discusses the functions of the European Branch of the GAO International Division. The branch has spent equal amounts of time reviewing both defense and foreign affairs activities. It has performed studies of foreign government programs and prepared reviews of military preparedness and logistics in the North Atlantic Treat...
The Growing Role of Trade as a Development Assistance Mechanism
ID-81-46: Published: Aug 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1981.
GAO reviewed how four developing countries use trade in their economic development and how bilateral and multilateral donors assist developing countries in the area of trade. The objectives of the review were to examine for Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia, the role of trade in their development and the existing and/or potential obstacles to implementing and/or maintaining a succ...
Cooperation in Agricultural Assistance: An Elusive Goal in Indonesia
ID-80-29: Published: Jun 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1980.
The United States channels its foreign aid to developing countries through a variety of assistance organizations. To some extent, a concerted integrated development effort focused on the priority needs of developing third world countries has not been achieved. GAO performed a case study assessing the nature and extent of foreign donor and recipient cooperation in the agricultural development of In...
U.S. Participation in International Organizations: An Update
ID-79-26: Published: Aug 10, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1979.
GAO examined changes in the policies and procedures for the management of U.S. participation in the U.N. since its 1977 report. In that report it was recommended that the President reaffirm the importance of U.S. participation in the U.N., give the Secretary of State responsibility for formulating and directing U.S. policy for such participation, and establish a cabinet-level advisory committee to...
Reducing Population Growth through Social and Economic Change in Developing Countries: A New Direction for U.S. Assistance
ID-78-6: Published: Apr 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1978.
Over the past 12 years, Congress has made more than $1 billion available for population programs in developing countries. A major part of these funds has been used to finance population programs of the United Nations, private international organizations, and universities.Although there has been a growing awareness of population problems and some progress in controlling them, birth rates must fall...