Developing countries (31 - 40 of 89 items)
World Bank: U.S. Interests Supported, but Oversight Needed to Help Ensure Improved Performance
NSIAD-96-212: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the World Bank, focusing on the: (1) Bank's role in enhancing the flow of private investment capital into developing countries; (2) extent to which Bank projects achieve their development objectives; (3) Bank's progress in reforming its operations to improve effectiveness; and (4) extent to which the Bank supports U.S. foreign policy goals.GAO fou...
[Comments on Status of Appropriation Provision Relating to Humanitarian Aid for Azerbaijan]
B-271412: Published: Jun 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an opinion on whether an appropriations act's limitations on assistance to Azerbaijan were permanent. GAO held that the limitations were only applicable to the fiscal years that the appropriation covered...
Former Soviet Union: An Update on Coordination of U.S. Assistance and Economic Cooperation Programs
NSIAD-96-16: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
GAO examined U.S. bilateral programs designed to help the former Soviet Union (FSU) implement political and economic reforms, focusing on: (1) the Department of State Coordinator's role in and authority over bilateral FSU programs; and (2) interagency cooperation in implementing Freedom Support Act programs.GAO found that: (1) since GAO's February 1995 report, the FSU Coordinator's role has been e...
Former Soviet Union: Information on U.S. Bilateral Program Funding
NSIAD-96-37: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
GAO provided financial information on U.S bilateral programs with the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union (FSU) between fiscal year (FY) 1990 and December 31, 1994, that were designed to help them make the transition to democracy, focusing on the: (1) amount of funds obligated and expended; (2) amount of credits provided, including subsidy costs; and (3) appropriation source and bu...
Multilateral Development Banks: U.S. Firms' Market Share and Federal Efforts to Help U.S. Firms
GGD-95-222: Published: Sep 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed business opportunities for U.S. firms at multilateral development banks (MDB), focusing on: (1) the MDB market share held by U.S. firms and their major competitors; (2) obstacles U.S. businesses may face in competing for MDB projects; (3) services the U.S. government provides to help U.S. firms overcome competition obstacles; (4) the Department of...
Foreign Housing Guaranty Program: Financial Condition Is Poor and Goals Are Not Achieved
NSIAD-95-108: Published: Jun 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) use of Housing Guaranty Program funds, focusing on the program's evolution, financial condition, and overall impact.GAO found that: (1) the profile of participating countries, as well as the types of projects funded have significantly changed since the program was introduced in early 1961; (2) the Ho...
Foreign Housing Guaranty Program: Goals Are Not Achieved and Financial Condition Is Poor
T-NSIAD-95-181: Published: Jun 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1995.
GAO discussed the Agency for International Development's (AID) Housing Guaranty Program. GAO noted that: (1) over the past 34 years, the Housing Guaranty Program has evolved from financing home construction in Latin America to financing a variety of shelter-related activities throughout the world; (2) federal assistance has gone to advanced and creditworthy developing countries that have ready acc...
Food Aid: Competing Goals and Requirements Hinder Title I Program Results
GGD-95-68: Published: Jun 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the impact of Title I assistance on: (1) sustainable economic development in recipient countries; and (2) long-term market development for U.S. agricultural goods in those countries.GAO found that: (1) U.S. agricultural exports and world food aid have decreased because there are other donor countries and new programs such as the Department of Agr...
Multilateral Development Banks: Financial Condition of the African Development Bank
NSIAD-95-143BR: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financial condition of the African Development Bank (AFDB).GAO found that: (1) AFDB is financially solvent but vulnerable, has sufficient liquidity to finance its lending operations in the near term, adequate funds to meet its operating costs, and has a AAA credit rating based on the expectation of continued support by the non-re...
International Trade: U.S. Efforts to Counter Competitors' Tied Aid Practices
T-GGD-95-128: Published: Mar 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1995.
GAO discussed the tied aid practices of the United States and its major competitors, focusing on the: (1) adverse effects of foreign tied aid programs on U.S. exports; and (2) effectiveness of U.S. efforts to mitigate these potential adverse effects. GAO noted that: (1) foreign competitors' tied aid practices can cause trade distortions, adversely affect economic development policy decisions, and...