International relations (71 - 80 of 157 items)
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Participation in FAO's Technical Cooperation Program
NSIAD-94-32: Published: Jan 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. participation in the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Technical Cooperation Program (TCP), focusing on: (1) whether TCP projects fulfill the criteria that FAO has established for the program; (2) financial management of TCP; and (3) the role of FAO governing bodies and the United States in setting policy for TCP and fo...
Foreign Assistance: Clearer Guidance Needed on When to Use Cash Grants
NSIAD-94-30: Published: Dec 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) cash grant assistance program, focusing on: (1) the use of cash grant assistance to purchase U.S. goods and services; (2) AID systems for ensuring accountability and monitoring the use of cash grant assistance; and (3) AID basis for deciding when to use cash grants rather than other forms of assistance...
Foreign Assistance: Improvements Needed in AID's Oversight of Grants and Cooperative Agreements
NSIAD-93-202: Published: Sep 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) policies and procedures for administering grants and cooperative agreements with private voluntary organizations, educational institutions, and other nonprofit organizations, focusing on whether AID has effective procedures to: (1) maximize competition in grant awards; (2) ensure the proper use of gr...
Multilateral Foreign Aid: U.S. Participation in the International Fund for Agricultural Development
NSIAD-93-176: Published: Sep 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. participation in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to: (1) evaluate how IFAD has conducted its operations; (2) evaluate the agency's funding outlook; (3) determine whether projects are experiencing any problems; and (4) review the relationship between IFAD and the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID).GAO fou...
Food Aid: Management Improvements Are Needed to Achieve Program Objectives
NSIAD-93-168: Published: Jul 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) Emergency and Private Assistance Program and Food for Development Program, which provide agricultural commodities to developing countries, focusing on: (1) the commodities' use and impact on local currencies; (2) the commodities' impact on enhancing food security; and (3) AID program management.GAO...
Foreign Assistance: Reforming the Economic Aid Program
T-NSIAD-93-20: Published: Jul 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1993.
GAO discussed the reform of the U.S. foreign assistance program in the post-Cold War era. GAO noted that: (1) Congress and the Administration need to reexamine foreign assistance objectives and agree on policy goals to permit budget and program flexibility to meet new challenges; (2) the proliferation of foreign aid objectives has seriously affected the Agency for International Development's (AID)...
Foreign Assistance: AID Strategic Direction and Continued Management Improvements Needed
NSIAD-93-106: Published: Jun 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1993.
GAO discussed management problems at the Agency for International Development (AID) and whether it is adequately meeting its foreign economic assistance responsibilities.GAO found that: (1) the AID management approach and organizational capacity have not kept up with the increasingly diffuse scope of the foreign assistance program and the expanding number of countries in which AID operates; (2) AI...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Efforts to Spur Panama's Economy Through Cash Transfers
NSIAD-93-56: Published: May 10, 1993. Publicly Released: May 10, 1993.
GAO provided information on economic aid to Panama, focusing on cash grant programs implemented pursuant to the Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriation Act.GAO found that: (1) the Agency for International Development (AID) has not justified the size and composition of Panama's economic aid package with sufficient documentation; (2) although AID believes that the economic assistance program has b...
Aid to Kenya: Accountability for Economic and Military Assistance Can Be Improved
NSIAD-93-57: Published: Jan 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Agency for International Development's (AID) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) accountability and control procedures over economic and military assistance programs to Kenya, focusing on: (1) how the Kenyan government controlled and used U.S. aid; and (2) the adequacy of program controls.GAO found that: (1) between 1986...
Status of Open Recommendations: Improving National Security and International Affairs Programs
OP-93-1A: Published: Jan 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1993.
GAO reported on the conclusions and recommendations resulting from its audits and other reviews of federal departments and agencies. Information is presented on recommendations in the areas of national security and international affairs for which no satisfactory legislative or administrative actions have been completed. They are submitted for use in congressional review of budget requests for fisc...