International relations (81 - 90 of 157 items)
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 Economic Assistance Issues
OCG-93-25TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to foreign economic assistance, focusing on: (1) a reassessment of the goals and rationale for foreign economic assistance; (2) management accountability in aid programs; (3) the Agency for International Development's (AID) work-force planning system; and (4) effective information resource management and financial management and a...
Foreign Assistance: Cost Reductions Possible From Improved Cash Transfer Management
NSIAD-93-58: Published: Nov 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Agency for International Development's (AID) management of legislatively required separate accounts under its foreign economic assistance program.GAO found that: (1) AID does not always retain cash transfer funds in the U.S. Treasury for as long as possible to minimize costs; (2) foreign governments are able to earn interest on cash transfer fu...
Aid to El Salvador: Slow Progress in Developing a National Civilian Police
NSIAD-92-338: Published: Sep 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) determined whether the U.S. assistance for the police development effort in El Salvador is consistent with the provisions of the peace agreement; (2) assessed the progress made in establishing the police force and police academy; and (3) evaluated the financial status of the police development effort.GAO found that: (1) the $20-million U.S. pledge will...
International Environment: Strengthening the Implementation of Environmental Agreements
RCED-92-188: Published: Aug 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO and the Congressional Research Service held a symposium on strengthening international environmental agreements, focusing on: (1) the availability of information on the implementation of international environmental agreements; (2) how this information can be used; and (3) whether incentives would help countries to implement these agreements.GAO found that:...
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...
Aid to Panama: Improving the Criminal Justice System
NSIAD-92-147: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to assist Panama in reforming its criminal justice system by: (1) developing professional police forces; (2) creating an independent judiciary; and (3) improving prison conditions.GAO found that: (1) as of March 1992, the Department of Justice's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) had provided $13...
Foreign Assistance: Management Problems Persist at the Agency for International Development
T-NSIAD-92-31: Published: May 1, 1992. Publicly Released: May 1, 1992.
GAO discussed the Agency for International Development's (AID) management problems. GAO noted that AID: (1) has such serious, persistent accountability and control problems as limited monitoring of field operations, a lack of standard accountability requirements for overseas missions, and financial and information management system weaknesses, that make its programs vulnerable to fraud, waste, and...
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...
Foreign Assistance: A Profile of the Agency for International Development
NSIAD-92-148: Published: Apr 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1992.
GAO reported on its ongoing general management review of the Agency for International Development (AID), focusing on the: (1) organizational structure of AID District of Columbia headquarters (AID/W) and the type and number of AID overseas offices; (2) scope and composition of bilateral economic assistance that AID administers; (3) allocation of resources among AID offices; and (4) composition of...