Foreign economic assistance (51 - 60 of 64 items)
Peace Corps: Reorganization in the Eastern Caribbean
NSIAD-90-93BR: Published: Mar 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Peace Corps' reorganization of overseas posts in the Eastern Caribbean region.GAO found that: (1) the Peace Corps' original 1988 reorganization plan called for the division of management responsibilities at Barbados to posts at Antigua and Grenada to remedy operational problems in the region; (2) the Peace Corps was not aware of a presidential...
Peace Corps: A Statistical Profile
NSIAD-89-174FS: Published: Jul 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Peace Corps' budget, volunteers and trainees, and areas of operations.GAO found that: (1) the Peace Corps budget has increased steadily since 1972 after 5 years of decreases; (2) Peace Corps appropriations for fiscal year (FY) 1988 totalled $146.2 million, and estimated appropriations for FY 1989 totalled $153.5 million; (3) the...
GAO Reviews of U.S. Programs and Activities in Central America
T-NSIAD-89-14: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1989.
GAO reviewed U.S. activities in Central America to determine their impact on U.S. policy objectives of regional security, promotion of democracy, economic stabilization, and development. GAO found that: (1) U.S. programs have made progress toward each objective, but they have not accomplished as much as expected, and some have had unintended negative effects; (2) U.S. aid prevented the collapse of...
Food Aid: Integration With Economic Assistance Programs in Four African Countries
NSIAD-88-96FS: Published: Feb 25, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided supplemental information on the economic and market development impact of Food for Peace Program assistance to African countries, focusing on: (1) integration of such assistance with Economic Support Fund and other foreign economic development assistance; and (2) pre-positioning of food commodities in Africa to meet critical needs.GAO found that: (...
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...
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...
U.S. Response to Jamaica's Economic Crisis
ID-80-40: Published: Jul 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1980.
Assistance from the Agency for International Development (AID) to Jamaica increased sharply in 1977 with balance-of-payment support and developmental aid of nearly $30 million. This increase reflected the U.S. interest in the Caribbean and a concern for the economic deterioration of a neighboring nation. Despite the efforts of the United States, Jamaica, and other donors to halt the decline, the e...
AID Must Consider Social Factors in Establishing Cooperatives in Developing Countries
ID-80-39: Published: Jul 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1980.
Cooperatives are seen as one way to improve the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance in developing countries by enabling the urban and rural poor to help themselves. The efforts by the Agency for International Development (AID) to foster cooperatives have not been uniformly successful. The primary reason is that AID has not adequately considered the complex political, cultural, and economic fa...
Cooperation in Agricultural Assistance: An Elusive Goal in Indonesia
ID-80-29: Published: Jun 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1980.
The United States channels its foreign aid to developing countries through a variety of assistance organizations. To some extent, a concerted integrated development effort focused on the priority needs of developing third world countries has not been achieved. GAO performed a case study assessing the nature and extent of foreign donor and recipient cooperation in the agricultural development of In...
Foreign Assistance Programs
105137: Feb 22, 1978
An evaluation of foreign assistance programs was based on recent reviews and studies of the Agency for International Development's (AID) food, population, housing assistance, Sahel development, and security supporting assistance programs, and U.S. participation in international programs. Substantial improvements are possible in the planning, direction, and implementation of these programs and proj...