Developing countries (51 - 60 of 89 items)
U.S. Trade and Development Agency: Limitations Exist in Its Ability to Help Generate U.S. Exports
GGD-94-9: Published: Oct 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA), focusing on: (1) whether TDA activities increase U.S. exports; (2) the factors that affect TDA ability to generate U.S. exports; and (3) five other countries' major development projects abroad that increase their exports.GAO found that: (1) since 1980, over 850 firms have participated in various TDA proj...
Foreign Assistance: AID's Private-Sector Assistance Program at a Crossroads
NSIAD-93-55: Published: Dec 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) efforts to assist private-sector growth in developing countries, focusing on: (1) the extent of the AID commitment to private-sector development; (2) the results, sustainability, and impact of AID private-sector assistance on the poor; and (3) the orientation of AID assistance for the future.GAO foun...
Progress in GATT Negotiations
GGD-92-6R: Published: Jul 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1992.
GAO provided information on the progress of agricultural trade negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). GAO found that: (1) although the GATT parties accepted the proposed GATT agreement as the basis for further negotiations, they were unable to reach final agreement by April 1992, as planned; (2) the GATT parties agreed to proceed with negotiations that included submi...
Developing Country Debt: Debt Swaps for Development and Nature Provide Little Debt Relief
NSIAD-92-14: Published: Dec 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined issues concerning debt swaps for development and nature, focusing on: (1) the number of developing countries that have participated in debt swaps, the extent to which debt swaps have reduced total external debt, and the number of programs that have been undertaken; (2) the advantages and disadvantages of debt swaps and the U.S. Agency for Internati...
Foreign Assistance: AID's Implementation of Microenterprise Program Guidance
NSIAD-91-78: Published: Feb 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) microenterprise development program, focusing on whether: (1) AID implemented congressional guidance concerning microenterprise credit assistance; and (2) accurately reported to Congress on its program.GAO found that: (1) prior to 1988 legislation, AID lacked a policy for structuring microenterprise...
Latin America: Views on the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative
T-NSIAD-91-7: Published: Feb 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1991.
GAO discussed the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative, a U.S.-proposed approach to stimulate sustained economic development in Latin American and Caribbean countries. GAO noted that: (1) the Initiative called for expansion of two-way trade negotiations, implementation of free-trade negotiating agreements, reduction and restructure of bilateral debt, and the promotion of direct investment in Lat...
Foreign Assistance: International Resource Flows and Development Assistance to Developing Countries
NSIAD-91-25FS: Published: Oct 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the total value, composition, and distribution of development assistance provided to developing countries between 1980 and 1988, focusing on the level of U.S. and Japanese assistance.GAO found that: (1) the U.S. share of official development assistance increased from 16.3 percent to 18.3 percent between 1980 and 1988; (2) Japan increased its global...
Foreign Assistance: Use of Host Country-Owned Local Currencies
NSIAD-90-210BR: Published: Sep 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on U.S. assistance to foreign countries, focusing on: (1) who owned local currencies generated by such assistance; (2) whether use of the currencies was consistent with U.S. assistance objectives; (3) the accountability requirements for local currency use; and (4) the potential for local currency generation and its use to affect host co...
Foreign Assistance: AID's Microenterprise Assistance Program
T-NSIAD-90-58: Published: Sep 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1990.
GAO discussed the Agency for International Development's (AID) microenterprise program. GAO noted that: (1) prior to fiscal year (FY) 1988 legislation, AID did not have a policy for structuring microenterprise activities and directing resources in support of them; (2) in response to the legislation, AID appointed an advisory committee that helped develop policy guidelines and incorporate such guid...
International Trade: Czech Trade Data
NSIAD-90-298BR: Published: Sep 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the trade agreement between the United States and Czechoslovakia signed in April 1990, focusing on: (1) Czechoslovakia's exports and imports to select countries; (2) tariff rates on U.S. imports from Czechoslovakia as compared to rates on imports from countries with most-favored-nation (MFN) status; (3) Czechoslovakia's eligibility f...