Foreign aid programs (51 - 60 of 78 items)
Foreign Assistance: Selected Donors' Approaches for Managing Aid Programs
NSIAD-95-37: Published: Feb 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1995.
GAO provided information on how seven donors, Canada, Germany, Japan, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, manage their foreign aid programs, focusing on the: (1) difficulty of planning in an uncertain environment; and (2) common structural dilemmas and management weaknesses in these foreign aid programs.GAO found that: (1) the worldwide recession, growing deficits,...
Foreign Assistance Act: Comments on New Policy Framework for Foreign Aid
T-NSIAD-94-121: Published: Feb 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1994.
GAO discussed reforming the U.S. foreign assistance program in the wake of the Cold War. GAO noted that: (1) it generally supports proposed legislation that would reform U.S. foreign assistance programs; (2) it will be necessary to maintain focus on outlining and implementing a limited number of priority objectives; (3) foreign assistance reform should include accountability for managing the progr...
Promoting Democracy: Foreign Affairs and Defense Agencies Funds and Activities--1991 to 1993
NSIAD-94-83: Published: Jan 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. government funded programs aimed at democratic development for fiscal years 1991 through 1993 for the Agency for International Development, the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the U.S. Information Agency. GAO also identified legislation authorizing U.S. assistance for democratic develop...
Foreign Assistance: Promoting Judicial Reform to Strengthen Democracies
NSIAD-93-149: Published: Sep 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to improve the administration of justice in developing countries, focusing on the: (1) lessons learned from 10 years of judicial reform experience in Latin America; and (2) U.S. government's management approach to judicial reform in the new democratic countries of Central and Eastern Europe.GAO found that: (1) most judicial reform effo...
UNESCO: Improvements in Management Practices
NSIAD-93-159: Published: Mar 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) management practices, focusing on: (1) UNESCO implementation of 12 GAO management recommendations; (2) UNESCO management improvement efforts; and (3) the UNESCO Participation Program.GAO found that UNESCO: (1) has implemented or made progress on 8 of the 12 GAO recomme...
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 Assistance: AID's Private-Sector Assistance Program at a Crossroads
NSIAD-93-55: Published: Dec 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) efforts to assist private-sector growth in developing countries, focusing on: (1) the extent of the AID commitment to private-sector development; (2) the results, sustainability, and impact of AID private-sector assistance on the poor; and (3) the orientation of AID assistance for the future.GAO foun...
Foreign Assistance: Promising Approach to Judicial Reform in Colombia
NSIAD-92-269: Published: Sep 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed judicial reform assistance to Colombia.GAO found that: (1) from 1986 through 1990, the Agency for International Development (AID) used small projects managed by a private Colombian foundation to build consensus among the judiciary, the executive branch, and the private sector on the importance of judicial reform, an approach that was different from...
UNESCO: Status of Improvements in Management Personnel, Financial, and Budgeting Practices
NSIAD-92-172: Published: Jun 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).GAO found that: (1) the United States withdrew from UNESCO in December 1984, stating that UNESCO was mismanaged, budget growth was out of control, and programs were politically biased; (2) the UNESCO General Conference, which makes policy for UNESCO, has adopted resolution...
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...