Program management (51 - 60 of 65 items)
United Nations: U.S. Participation in the Children's Fund
NSIAD-89-204: Published: Sep 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed various aspects of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), focusing on: (1) views of the United States and other major UNICEF donor countries on the effectiveness and efficiency of UNICEF programs; (2) UNICEF project monitoring and oversight; (3) UNICEF accounting practices and other financial information; and (4) the level of U.S. influence i...
United Nations: U.S. Participation in the Environment Program
NSIAD-89-142: Published: Jun 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) United Nations Environment Program's (UNEP) accounting practices, financial reserves, and general efficiency and effectiveness; and (2) extent of U.S. influence in the organization.GAO found that UNEP: (1) received financing from the United Nations budget, trust funds, other miscellaneous income, and voluntary contributions to the Environm...
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: (...
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...
Irrigation Assistance to Developing Countries Should Require Stronger Commitments to Operation and Maintenance
NSIAD-83-31: Published: Aug 29, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1983.
GAO reviewed the operation and maintenance (O&M) of U.S.-financed irrigation systems in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand to determine how the Agency for International Development (AID) can: (1) improve operation and maintenance practices of developing countries and extend the economic life of the irrigation systems; and (2) design irrigation systems that adequately consider O&M requirements.GAO...
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...
Critical Factors Affecting Saudi Arabia's Oil Decisions
ID-78-32: Published: May 12, 1978. Publicly Released: May 12, 1978.
Saudi Arabia has a vital role in meeting world energy needs because it has over 25 percent of the free world's known oil reserves and the ability to increase or decrease oil production. Various studies on the world energy outlook conclude that before the end of this century world oil supplies will be insufficient to meet demand under an orderly marketing system. Factors affecting the ability and w...
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...
The United States Should Play a Greater Role in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ID-77-13: Published: May 16, 1977. Publicly Released: May 16, 1977.
Progress has been made in implementing GAO's 1969 recommendations to the Departments of State and Agriculture, which are primarily responsible for administering U.S. participation in the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), but more specific improvements are needed.The 1976 statement of U.S. objectives is broad, and neither identifies U.S. interests in terms of priorities nor relates U.S. goal...