Foreign economic assistance (61 - 70 of 124 items)
Foreign Aid: Actions Taken to Improve Food Aid Management
NSIAD-95-74: Published: Mar 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed food assistance programs authorized under titles II and III of the 1990 Agricultural Development and Trade Act, focusing on actions the Agency for International Development (AID) has taken to implement previous GAO recommendations.GAO found that: (1) AID has fully or partially implemented 11 of 13 recommendations that GAO made regarding problems...
Former Soviet Union: U.S. Bilateral Program Lacks Effective Coordination
NSIAD-95-10: Published: Feb 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's efforts to transform former Soviet Union (FSU) command economies into more efficient, market-based economies, focusing on the: (1) size, scope, and status of the various U.S. bilateral programs; (2) structures for coordinating and managing these programs; and (3) coordination and structural problems the Administration faces...
International Trade: Issues Concerning the Generalized System of Preferences Program
T-GGD-94-174: Published: Jun 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1994.
GAO discussed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. GAO noted that: (1) most GSP benefits accrue to fewer than 10 of the 145 beneficiary countries; (2) many countries are not eligible for GSP benefits because of several program provisions that limit benefits; (3) although the GSP program has a generally well-structured administrative process, opportunities exist to promote better in...
Multilateral Development: Status of World Bank Reforms
NSIAD-94-190BR: Published: Jun 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the World Bank's portfolio management, focusing on the: (1) status of the Bank's reform efforts; (2) extent to which the United States has influenced the reforms; and (3) process the United States uses to evaluate the Bank's loan proposals.GAO found that: (1) in 1993, the Bank's Board of Executive Directors rejected its initial reform plan because...
International Trade: Combating U.S. Competitors' Tied Aid Practices
T-GGD-94-156: Published: May 25, 1994. Publicly Released: May 25, 1994.
GAO discussed tied aid, focusing on the: (1) adverse impact on U.S. exports of six major U.S. competitors' tied aid practices; (2) differences between U.S. tied aid programs and those of major competitors; (3) U.S. policy toward tied aid; (4) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) 1992 tied aid agreement; and (5) Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) new Tied Aid...
International Trade: Competitors' Tied Aid Practices Affect U.S. Exports
GGD-94-81: Published: May 25, 1994. Publicly Released: May 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the tied aid practices of the United States and its major competitors, focusing on: (1) the amount of aid provided by the United States and its competitors; (2) the types of tied aid programs available from each country; and (3) how U.S. competitors' tied aid programs affect U.S. exports.GAO found that: (1) the amount of tied aid the United States...
[U.S. Economic Relations With Cuba]
151076: Mar 15, 1994
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. economic relations with Cuba, focusing on: (1) claims filed by U.S. nationals against Cuba; (2) blocked Cuban assets in the United States; (3) trade between Cuba and foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies; (4) Cuba's potential as a U.S. export market; and (5) the effect of lifting the U.S embargo on the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) pr...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Support for Caribbean Basin Assembly Industries
NSIAD-94-31: Published: Dec 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) impact that U.S. policies and programs have on the growth of assembly industries in the Caribbean Basin and on U.S. investment in these industries; (2) relationship between foreign assistance prohibitions and other foreign assistance objectives; and (3) implications for future U.S. foreign assistance and trade policies in the Basin.GAO fou...
Foreign Assistance: Clearer Guidance Needed on When to Use Cash Grants
NSIAD-94-30: Published: Dec 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) cash grant assistance program, focusing on: (1) the use of cash grant assistance to purchase U.S. goods and services; (2) AID systems for ensuring accountability and monitoring the use of cash grant assistance; and (3) AID basis for deciding when to use cash grants rather than other forms of assistance...
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...