International economic relations (91 - 100 of 444 items)
Drug Control: Challenges in Implementing Plan Colombia
GAO-01-76T: Published: Oct 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2000.
The United States has been providing assistance to Colombia since the early 1970s to help the Colombian National Police and other law enforcement agencies, the military, and civilian agencies reduce illegal drug production and trafficking. Recognizing that illegal drug activities are a serious problem, the Colombian government announced a counternarcotics plan known as Plan Colombia. This testimon...
International Monetary Fund: Status of Efforts to Strengthen Safeguards Over Lending
NSIAD-00-211: Published: Sep 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a status report on whether the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) policies provide reasonable assurances that financial resources provided to member countries are adequately safeguarded, focusing on the: (1) appropriate use of IMF resources by borrowers; and (2) accuracy of economic and financial information reported by borrowers, and upon which t...
World Trade Organization: Issues in Dispute Settlement
NSIAD-00-210: Published: Aug 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the World Trade Organization's (WTO) dispute settlement system, focusing on the: (1) outcome and commercial impact of completed cases involving the United States; and (2) major issues that have emerged in using the system.GAO noted that: (1) overall, the results of the WTO's dispute settlement process have been positive for the United States; (2) G...
Developing Countries: Debt Relief Initiative for Poor Countries Faces Challenges
NSIAD-00-161: Published: Jun 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) assessed whether the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative (HIPC) is likely to free up resources for poverty reduction and achieve the goal of debt sustainability; (2) described the strategy to strengthen the link between debt relief and poverty reduction and how this strategy is to be implemented; and (3) described the challenges credito...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Funds to Two Micronesian Nations Had Little Impact on Economic Development and Accountability Over Funds Was Limited
T-NSIAD/RCED-00-227: Published: Jun 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed economic assistance provided by the United States under the Compact of Free Association, focusing on the: (1) use of the Compact funding by the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands; (2) progress made by both nations in advancing economic self-sufficiency; (3) role of Compact funds in supporting economic progress;...
Environmental Protection: Grants for International Activities and Smart Growth
RCED-00-145R: Published: May 31, 2000. Publicly Released: May 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) grants for international activities and smart growth, focusing on the: (1) number, dollar amount, and recipients of international and smart growth grants; (2) purposes of and the activities pursuant to the grants; and (3) statutory bases that EPA cites for awarding these grants.GAO noted th...
World Trade Organization: Status of China's Trade Commitments to the United States and Other Members
NSIAD-00-142: Published: May 16, 2000. Publicly Released: May 16, 2000.
GAO followed up on its previous report on the status of China's World Trade Organization (WTO) membership negotiations, focusing on the: (1) results of the November 1999 bilateral Agreement on Market Access between China and the United States; and (2) status of China's ongoing multilateral negotiations in the WTO.GAO noted that: (1) in a November 1999 bilateral agreement with China, U.S. and Chine...
Overseas Investment: The Overseas Private Investment Corporation's Investment Funds Program
NSIAD-00-159BR: Published: May 9, 2000. Publicly Released: May 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) progress in improving the management of its investment funds program, focusing on: (1) how OPIC identifies and approves investment fund concepts and selects fund managers; (2) the funds' performance to date; and (3) the risk levels assigned to the funds.GAO noted that: (1) OPIC has identified a...
World Trade Organization: China's Membership Status and Normal Trade Relations Issues
NSIAD-00-94: Published: Mar 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2000.
GAO provided information on efforts to grant China membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), focusing on: (1) the status of negotiations for China to join WTO; (2) the results of the negotiations as compared to U.S. objectives for these negotiations; and (3) trade and legal considerations about granting China permanent normal trade relations status.GAO noted that: (1) although the United S...
World Trade Organization: Progress in Agricultural Trade Negotiations May Be Slow
T-NSIAD-00-122: Published: Mar 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the negotiations on agricultural trade being conducted by the World Trade Organization (WTO), focusing on: (1) U.S. and other countries' objectives in the agricultural trade negotiations; (2) progress achieved during the 1999 WTO Seattle ministerial conference; and (3) prospects for future negotiations.GAO noted that: (1) WTO member countries inte...