International cooperation (51 - 60 of 66 items)
Inter-American Development Bank: Efforts to Improve Procurement Procedures
NSIAD-91-126: Published: Mar 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Inter-American Development Bank's procurement practices, focusing on: (1) its procurement policies and procedures; (2) its studies regarding its procurement policies and procedures; and (3) whether the U.S. government was aware of any procurement problems within the Bank, and if so, its efforts to bring about any needed reforms.GAO found that:...
Eastern Europe: Status of U.S. Assistance Efforts
NSIAD-91-110: Published: Feb 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1991.
GAO provided information on the status of U.S. economic assistance to eastern Europe, focusing on: (1) program elements and the earmarking of funds under the Support for East European Democracy Act of 1989 (SEED); and (2) U.S. objectives and coordination of assistance.GAO found that the Department of State was concerned over congressional earmarking of SEED funds for specific programs or projects...
Eastern Europe: Donor Assistance and Reform Efforts
NSIAD-91-21: Published: Nov 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on international assistance to five eastern European countries.GAO found that: (1) as of May 1990, donor countries had committed $8.51 billion in assistance to Poland and Hungary, and the European Community had committed $1.02 billion; (2) $3.9 billion of the $8.51 billion committed was in the form of export credits and project financin...
International Finance: Competitive Concerns of Foreign Financial Firms in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States
NSIAD-88-171: Published: Jun 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the regulatory treatment of U.S. financial firms in Japan and the United Kingdom and the treatment of foreign financial firms in the United States to determine whether the three countries uniformly applied national treatment.GAO found that: (1) all three countries made steady progress in reducing competitive barriers; and (2) national treatment app...
World Economic Developments: A View From Switzerland
137164: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 3, Fall 1988, discusses the changing global economy, focusing on: (1) the evolution of the free world economy away from dominance by a single nation to dominance by the United States, Japan, and Europe; (2) stresses in international economic relationships since World War II; and (3) the need for cooperation among economic powers...
International Rules Governing Trade
124419: Jun 15, 1984
GAO discussed the international rules governing trade, focusing on international trade practices and international cooperation to overcome trade barriers. The main organization for the promotion of liberal international trade is the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT), which was formed under the multilateral agreement of the same name. The trade discipline fostered by GATT operates under...
Administration of Export Controls Under Export Administration Act
115085: Apr 30, 1981
Under the Export Administration Act, the United States controls the export of dual use commercial products and processes for national security, foreign policy, and short supply purposes. A GAO review addressed congressional concerns about how well the system is carrying out the act's national security goal of controlling exports of military significant technology and products to Russia and other E...
U.S. Response to Jamaica's Economic Crisis
ID-80-40: Published: Jul 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1980.
Assistance from the Agency for International Development (AID) to Jamaica increased sharply in 1977 with balance-of-payment support and developmental aid of nearly $30 million. This increase reflected the U.S. interest in the Caribbean and a concern for the economic deterioration of a neighboring nation. Despite the efforts of the United States, Jamaica, and other donors to halt the decline, the e...
Coordinating U.S. Development Assistance: Problems Facing the International Development Cooperation Agency
ID-80-13: Published: Feb 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1980.
Substantial changes have occurred in the activities and programs affecting development in Third World countries in the last decade. These changes and the increasing role of non-aid agencies in development activities have caused authority for development programs to be widely dispersed among Federal Government agencies and committees. The International Development Cooperation Agency (IDCA) was crea...
Capacitacion y Esfuerzos Afines Requeridos Para Mejorar la Gestion Financiera en los Paises del Tercer Mundo
ID-79-46-S: Published: Sep 20, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1979.
To identify the causes of inadequacies in the developing countries' ability to establish sound financial management in the public sector, GAO visited five countries in Latin America, including some of the more developed and some of the lesser developed countries. Using the results of this study, GAO held a symposium on the need to improve financial management and the whole spectrum of public admin...