Program evaluation (61 - 70 of 72 items)
U.S.-Mexico Opium Poppy and Marijuana Aerial Eradication Program
T-NSIAD-87-42: Published: Aug 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1987.
GAO discussed the U.S.-Mexico aerial opium poppy and marijuana crop eradication program to determine: (1) the extent to which the program has reduced the amount of heroin and marijuana produced in Mexico and smuggled into the United States; (2) whether Mexico is using U.S. aircraft in a manner which maximizes aerial spraying; and (3) whether the program's bilateral agreements provide an adequate b...
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...
Information on the Operation of the International Energy Agency's Coal Industry Advisory Board
ID-83-44: Published: Apr 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the composition and role of the Coal Industry Advisory Board (CIAB) of the International Energy Agency (IEA).In 1979, CIAB was established for a 3-year period to provide a forum for leaders of coal-related enterprises to discuss and participate in planning and actions for enhancing the production, trade, and use of coal. In establ...
Implementation of International Nuclear Safeguards
116956: Dec 2, 1981
Substantial improvements are required if the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to fulfill its increasing safeguards responsibilities. The number of facilities and the amount of nuclear material under safeguards has increased rapidly in recent years. Many of the nuclear facilities now subject to safeguards are larger and more complex than those originally under safeguards. To meet its re...
Construction and Operation of the Refugee Processing Center in Bataan, the Philippines
ID-81-27: Published: Feb 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1981.
A review was conducted of the construction and operation of the Refugee Processing Center in the Philippines. The Center was set up by the United Nations with partial funding from each of the participating nations. The review included an analysis of: (1) the use and management of U.S. funds; (2) the administrative structure; (3) the roles and efficiency of the various operating entities within the...
Evaluation of U.S. Efforts To Promote Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
ID-80-41: Published: Jul 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1980.
In August 1980, the second conference of party states to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, usually referred to as the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) will be held to review the operation of the Treaty. Of the 114 countries party to the Treaty in July 1980, five had signed but not yet ratified it. However, 46 countries have neither signed nor ratified the Treaty including nucle...
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...
Need for U.S. Objectives in the International Labor Organization
ID-77-12: Published: May 16, 1977. Publicly Released: May 16, 1977.
GAO has issued several reports since 1970 on U.S. involvement in the International Labor Organization (ILO) and has made recommendations to the Secretary of State with which he has agreed, but has done nothing about. The ILO, established in 1919 to set standards which improve working conditions, generate employment, and promote human rights, is a tripartite organization, whose U.S. delegation is s...