Developing countries (41 - 50 of 64 items)
Developing Country Debt: Debt Swaps for Development and Nature Provide Little Debt Relief
NSIAD-92-14: Published: Dec 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined issues concerning debt swaps for development and nature, focusing on: (1) the number of developing countries that have participated in debt swaps, the extent to which debt swaps have reduced total external debt, and the number of programs that have been undertaken; (2) the advantages and disadvantages of debt swaps and the U.S. Agency for Internati...
Cambodia: AID's Management of Humanitarian Assistance Programs
NSIAD-91-260: Published: Aug 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. humanitarian assistance in areas of Cambodia controlled by the Phnom Penh government and in areas controlled by the Cambodian noncommunist resistance, focusing on whether the Agency for International Development (AID) can provide reasonable assurance that assistance to the resistance groups and others is being used efficiently and effectively...
Peace Corps: Meeting the Challenges of the 1990s
NSIAD-90-122: Published: May 18, 1990. Publicly Released: May 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Peace Corps' operations and activities.GAO found that the Peace Corps: (1) was unable to make significant progress in attaining a congressional mandate of 10,000 volunteers; (2) did not fully implement mechanisms to attract volunteers with scarce skills, such as doctors, veterinarians, education specialists, and crop extension agents; (3) relie...
Peace Corps: Meeting the Challenges of the 1990s
T-NSIAD-90-39: Published: May 22, 1990. Publicly Released: May 22, 1990.
GAO discussed the Peace Corps' operations and opportunities for the next decade. GAO noted that the Peace Corps: (1) had difficulty achieving its 10,000-volunteer objective mandated by Congress; (2) filled only 84 percent of the requests for scarce skill volunteers, many of whom did not fully meet the criteria for those positions; (3) did not fully implement mechanisms to attract volunteers with s...
United Nations: U.S. Participation in the U.N. Development Program
NSIAD-90-64: Published: Feb 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), focusing on: (1) its efficiency and effectiveness; (2) other major donors' views of UNDP; (3) the level of U.S. influence; and (4) UNDP accounting practices and financial status.GAO found that: (1) UNDP funded and coordinated only about 30 percent of United Nations (UN) technical assistance activities;...
Giving and Getting: Sargent Shriver on the Peace Corps
140952: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 8, Winter/Spring 1990, presents a roundtable discussion with the founding director of the Peace Corps, focusing on: (1) its evolution, status, and future direction; (2) benefits of participation; (3) domestic and foreign attitudes about Corps programs; (4) political activities; (5) problems in attracting volunteers; and (6) the Corps' role in U...
AIDS: Information on Global Dimensions and Possible Impacts
NSIAD-88-51FS: Published: Oct 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) impact of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) on world population and demographics; and (2) likely effects of AIDS on Zaire.GAO found that: (1) estimates of the number of infected individuals in each country are unreliable because of a lack of adequate information about the natural history of AIDS; (2) the World Hea...
Financial Management Problems in Developing Countries Reduce the Impact of Assistance
NSIAD-85-19: Published: Nov 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1984.
GAO determined how the Agency for International Development (AID) and other major donor assistance agencies can better help to identify and meet the financial management training and technical assistance needs of aid recipients.GAO found that AID and the other donors have not adopted policies or developed well-articulated and coordinated programs of assistance to improve host countries' financial...
Irrigation Assistance to Developing Countries Should Require Stronger Commitments to Operation and Maintenance
NSIAD-83-31: Published: Aug 29, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1983.
GAO reviewed the operation and maintenance (O&M) of U.S.-financed irrigation systems in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand to determine how the Agency for International Development (AID) can: (1) improve operation and maintenance practices of developing countries and extend the economic life of the irrigation systems; and (2) design irrigation systems that adequately consider O&M requirements.GAO...
Changes Needed in U.S. Assistance To Deter Deforestation in Developing Countries
ID-82-50: Published: Sep 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1982.
GAO reviewed the problem of deforestation in developing countries and evaluated whether forestry, agricultural, and rural development projects have been promoting improved and self-sustained forestry and natural resource conservation.The forests of most developing countries are not regenerating themselves quickly enough to sustain an adequate natural resource base for supporting the growing popula...