International relations (51 - 60 of 157 items)
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...
International Affairs: Activities of Domestic Agencies
T-NSIAD-98-174: Published: Jun 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1998.
GAO discussed: (1) the nature and magnitude of U.S. international involvement through programs and activities funded in accounts other than the international affairs budget account (150 account), including examples of the associated activities and the agencies; (2) the increasing participation of domestic agencies in international activities and the complexities of this involvement; and (3) how th...
International Affairs Budget: Framework for Assessing Relevance, Priority, and Efficiency
T-NSIAD-98-18: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the programs and activities funded by the international affairs budget, the function 150 account of the federal budget, focusing on the issues that should be raised in assessing the current programs and activities on the books that support U.S. foreign policy and economic objectives.GAO noted that: (1) funding in the 150 account, which totalled $1...
The Results Act: Observations on USAID's November 1996 Draft Strategic Plan
NSIAD-97-197R: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1997.
GAO reviewed and evaluated the latest available version of the Agency for International Development's (AID) draft strategic plan, focusing on: (1) the draft plan's compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act's requirements and its overall quality; (2) whether AID's key statutory authorities were reflected; (3) whether discussions about cross-cutting functions and interagency involve...
Foreign Assistance: Harvard Institute for International Development's Work in Russia and Ukraine
NSIAD-97-27: Published: Nov 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Harvard Institute for International Development's (HIID) work, focusing on: (1) how the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) awarded assistance agreements to HIID to carry out work in Russia and Ukraine; and (2) HIID's role and accomplishments in implementing assistance agreements to develop a Russian capital market and devise a lega...
Foreign Affairs: Perspectives on Foreign Affairs Programs and Structures
NSIAD-97-6: Published: Nov 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1996.
GAO summarized the views presented at its 1996 conference on foreign affairs issues, focusing on the: (1) changed environment for foreign policy; (2) influence and impact of U.S. programs; (3) role of multilateral institutions; (4) world trade interests of the United States; and (5) structure of the U.S. foreign affairs apparatus.GAO found that: (1) a central theme that emerged from the 2 days of...
International Relations and Trade Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-5(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its International Relations and Trade issue area as of April 6, 1996...
Peace Operations: U.S. Costs in Support of Haiti, Former Yugoslavia, Somalia, and Rwanda
NSIAD-96-38: Published: Mar 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the estimated costs of U.S. agencies' support of United Nations (U.N.) peace operations in Haiti, the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Somalia for fiscal years (FY) 1992 through 1995.GAO found that: (1) from FY 1992 through 1995, the incremental cost reported by U.S. government agencies for support of U.N. peace operations in Haiti, th...
Cambodia: Limited Progress on Free Elections, Human Rights, and Mine Clearing
NSIAD-96-15BR: Published: Feb 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1996.
GAO provided information on Cambodia's: (1) prospects for holding free and fair national elections by 1998; (2) progress in meeting international human and political rights standards; and (3) progress in clearing the country of millions of land mines.GAO found that: (1) Cambodia lacks the electoral framework and the human and financial resources needed to support the elections process, has done li...