Economic development (31 - 40 of 70 items)
Compact of Free Association: Negotiations Should Address Aid Effectiveness and Accountability and Migrants' Impact on U.S. Areas
GAO-02-270T: Published: Dec 6, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2001.
The Compact of Free Association between the United States and the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands provides direct U.S. economic assistance and extends U.S. domestic programs and federal services to these two Pacific Island nations. The Compact also allows for migration from Micronesia and the Marshall Islands to the United States and establishes U.S. defense...
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...
Foreign Assistance: Issues Concerning the Polish-American Enterprise Fund
OGC-99-61R: Published: Sep 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the structural changes undergone by the Polish-American Enterprise Fund and its management company to enable them to operate more like private venture capital companies, focusing on: (1) whether these structural changes were permitted by law; (2) whether the purchase of the Polish Fund's management company by its employees at book value was permitt...
U.S.-Mexico Border: Issues and Challenges Confronting the United States and Mexico
NSIAD-99-190: Published: Jul 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S.-Mexican border region's progress in addressing border issues, focusing on: (1) the nature of major border issues; and (2) U.S. and Mexican efforts underway to address them.GAO noted that: (1) the United States has pursued a strategy of developing closer relations with Mexico, in recognition that a stable, democratic, and prosperous Mexico...
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...
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...
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...