Foreign economic assistance (41 - 50 of 64 items)
International Environment: Options for Strengthening Environmental Agreements
T-RCED-92-83: Published: Aug 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1992.
GAO discussed implementing, monitoring, and strengthening the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development's environmental agreements. GAO noted that: (1) both developed and developing countries lack agreement implementation and monitoring capability due to incomplete reporting, limited information, and insufficient resources; (2) developing countries lack technical and financial resou...
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...
A Historic Transition
147982: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, reviews the: (1) rapidly evolving military, security, and economic situation in what was once the Soviet Union; and (2) areas in which U.S. cooperation with former Soviet states can yield great benefits to both sides, including arms and technology control, multilateral institutions, and economic and scientific cooperation....
What Eastern Europe Needs Now
147983: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, discusses reasons and ways for the United States to help Eastern European countries in their transition from communist to democratic governments, including: (1) providing better market access to improve trade competitiveness; (2) providing financial assistance to lessen transition pains until foreign investment picks up; (3...
Refugees: U.S. Assistance to Bulgarian Ethnic Turks in Turkey
NSIAD-92-59: Published: Dec 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's and the United Nations Development Program's (UNDP) $10-million project to assist Turkey with the resettlement and assimilation of ethnic Turkish refugees fleeing Bulgaria, focusing on: (1) project development; (2) project management and progress; and (3) the amount of project funds distributed.GAO found that: (1) State's...
Refugee-Related Issues in Turkey and the Soviet Union
T-NSIAD-91-35: Published: Sep 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1991.
GAO discussed: (1) the displacement of Iraqis and others in Turkey, focusing on U.S. efforts to assist in their support and resettlement; and (2) Soviet refugee processing. GAO noted that: (1) by the end of August 1991, about 38,000 displaced Iraqis were receiving shelter and assistance from the Turkish government; (2) of the approximately 8,000 Iraqis who fled to Turkey, as the Persian Gulf crisi...
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...
East European Energy: U.S. Business Opportunities in and Assistance to Poland's Energy Sector
NSIAD-91-206: Published: May 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
GAO provided information on the: (1) steps being taken to address Poland's energy needs and the resulting potential trade and investment opportunities for U.S. firms; (2) impediments to realizing possible U.S. trade and investment opportunities; and (3) current status of U.S. programs to support Poland's energy sector.GAO found that: (1) due to a recession and an economic restructuring, Poland est...
Eastern Europe: Status of U.S. Assistance Efforts
NSIAD-91-110: Published: Feb 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1991.
GAO provided information on the status of U.S. economic assistance to eastern Europe, focusing on: (1) program elements and the earmarking of funds under the Support for East European Democracy Act of 1989 (SEED); and (2) U.S. objectives and coordination of assistance.GAO found that the Department of State was concerned over congressional earmarking of SEED funds for specific programs or projects...
Eastern Europe: Donor Assistance and Reform Efforts
NSIAD-91-21: Published: Nov 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on international assistance to five eastern European countries.GAO found that: (1) as of May 1990, donor countries had committed $8.51 billion in assistance to Poland and Hungary, and the European Community had committed $1.02 billion; (2) $3.9 billion of the $8.51 billion committed was in the form of export credits and project financin...