Program management (41 - 50 of 63 items)
Foreign Aid: Potential for Diversion of Economic Support Funds to Unauthorized Use
NSIAD-87-70: Published: Jan 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Economic Support Fund (ESF) programs to determine whether: (1) recipient countries had diverted any of the funds to military use; and (2) the Agency for International Development's (AID) program controls leave open the possibility for diversion to unauthorized purposes.GAO found that: (1) AID reported only one possible diversion of funds to mili...
United Nations: Progress To Strengthen U.N. Internal Evaluation Systems Has Been Slow
NSIAD-87-54: Published: Jan 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1987.
GAO provided information on: (1) the United Nations (UN) headquarters' progress in strengthening internal evaluation; and (2) U.S. efforts to monitor and promote the evaluation and to assess UN development programs.GAO found that: (1) several specialized UN agencies are making progress in establishing internal evaluation capabilities by integrating evaluation findings into their programming, budge...
Foreign Aid: Improvement Needed in Loan Reporting and Administration
NSIAD-87-2: Published: Oct 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on economic and military loan and grant aid to foreign countries, focusing on the Agency for International Development's (AID) loan management and reporting.GAO noted that: (1) AID did not adequately consider current income levels or future economic prospects of recipients in establishing loan interest rates and repayment periods; (2) recipients...
The Export Enhancement Program, U.S. Foreign Agricultural Market Development Programs, CCC Export Credit Guarantee Programs, and L Term Bilateral Grain Agreements and Countertrade
131131: Sep 30, 1986
GAO discussed: (1) the status of the export enhancement program (EEP); (2) U.S. foreign market development efforts; (3) agricultural export credit programs; and (4) long-term grain agreements and countertrade. GAO noted that: (1) EEP is affecting the European Community by increasing competition, lowering affected commodity prices, increasing restitution, and contributing to additional dissent with...
Foreign Assistance: The Solanda Housing Guaranty Project in Ecuador
NSIAD-86-120: Published: May 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Solanda Housing Guaranty project in Ecuador, focusing on Agency for International Development (AID) and Ecuadoran requirements for financing, design, and implementation; (2) investigated allegations that high indirect costs have unnecessarily increased the prices of Solanda units; and (3) analyzed AID-funded wood house demonstration pro...
AID Recognizes Need To Improve the Foreign Economic Assistance Planning and Programming Process
NSIAD-85-110: Published: Aug 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) foreign economic assistance planning and programming process to determine whether opportunities exist for AID to streamline and improve the process.GAO found that: (1) an AID task force recommended that AID devote more time to policy, strategy, and program supervision and less time to project design and review; and (2) AID will not impl...
The U.S. Economic Assistance Program for Egypt Poses a Management Challenge for AID
NSIAD-85-109: Published: Jul 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) progress in assisting Egypt in developing its economy, including: (1) the conditions and constraints of establishing and administering the Economic Support Fund (ESF); and (2) the advantages and disadvantages of the current mode of providing ESF assistance and the possible alternative ways of disbursing this assistance.GAO found that: (...
International Assistance to Refugees in Africa Can Be Improved
ID-83-2: Published: Dec 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1982.
GAO reported on improvements that could be made in international assistance to refugees in Africa.Based on visits to four countries, GAO stated that efforts to meet refugee needs could be improved by better planning and coordination. GAO found that inequitable amounts and types of assistance have been provided to refugees in Africa, the U.N. programs tend to be open-ended and without plans for pha...
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...
Assistance to Haiti: Barriers, Recent Program Changes, and Future Options
ID-82-13: Published: Feb 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1982.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Agency for International Development (AID) programs in Haiti, the reasons for past project failures, the adequacy of planned corrective actions, and possible development options.After 8 years of operating in Haiti, AID is still having difficulty implementing its projects. Past projects designed to improve Haitian Government institutions have had only a limited...