Program management (41 - 50 of 65 items)
United Nations: Observations on the Oil for Food Program
GAO-04-651T: Published: Apr 7, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2004.
The Oil for Food program was established by the United Nations and Iraq in 1996 to address concerns about the humanitarian situation after international sanctions were imposed in 1990. The program allowed the Iraqi government to use the proceeds of its oil sales to pay for food, medicine, and infrastructure maintenance. The program appears to have helped the Iraqi people. From 1996 through 2001, t...
Foreign Assistance: USAID's Reengineering at Overseas Missions
NSIAD-97-194: Published: Sep 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) reforms on its overseas missions' operations and delivery of assistance, focusing on how: (1) USAID missions have reengineered their operations; (2) reengineering has affected the content of USAID's assistance program; (3) USAID monitors and evaluates the results of its projects;...
Multilateral Assistance: U.S. Participation in FAO's Technical Cooperation Program
T-NSIAD-93-23: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1993.
GAO discussed the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Technical Cooperation Program (TCP), focusing on: (1) the degree to which FAO has conformed to its established criteria in selecting TCP projects; (2) FAO management of TCP; and (3) the role of FAO governing bodies and the United States in overseeing TCP and following up on auditor and evaluator recommendations. GAO noted...
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 Affairs Issues
OCG-93-26TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to major foreign affairs policy, management, and programs, focusing on: (1) post-Cold War diplomacy; (2) international broadcasting; (3) program management; (4) U.S. participation in United Nations (UN) organizations; (5) international narcotics control programs; and (6) refugee program administration.GAO noted that: (1) the Unite...
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...
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...
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...