International organizations (41 - 50 of 85 items)
International Monetary Fund: Lending Policies
T-GGD/NSIAD-99-194: Published: Jun 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the International Monetary Fund (IMF), focusing on the: (1) conditions IMF negotiates with its borrower countries; and (2) trade policies of borrower countries.GAO noted that: (1) IMF has a process for establishing and monitoring financial arrangements with member countries and it generally followed the process for the six countries in GAO's study...
Developing Countries: Status of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Debt Relief Initiative
NSIAD-98-229: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) implementation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative; and (2) initiative's potential to achieve its stated goal of bringing poor countries' debts to sustainable levels.GAO noted that: (1) the HIPC initiative will help reduce participating poor countries' debt burdens, in some cases, substantially; however, many will...
Multilateral Development Banks: Public Consultation on Environmental Assessments
NSIAD-98-192: Published: Sep 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the environmental assessment and information disclosure policies and practices of the multilateral development banks, focusing on the: (1) steps the banks have taken to ensure meaningful public consultation on the environmental implications of proposed projects and timely public access to relevant project documents; (2) quality o...
China Trade: WTO Membership and Most-Favored-Nation Status
T-NSIAD-98-209: Published: Jun 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the relationship between China's most-favored nation (MFN) status and World Trade Organization (WTO) membership, focusing on the: (1) WTO accession process; and (2) legal framework affecting China's MFN status, its implications for WTO membership, and the role Congress plays in the process.GAO noted that: (1) China has the largest economy worldwid...
International Relations and Trade Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-98-6: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
GAO presented its International Relations and Trade issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 through 2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) international agreements, arrangements, and programs to promote U.S. security interests; (2) U.S. participation in multilateral institutions; (3) foreign affairs structures and management of functions and resources; (4) U.S. bilateral programs to assist and influence oth...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Assistance for the West Bank and Gaza Strip
NSIAD-98-85R: Published: Feb 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) how U.S. assistance for the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been used; (2) what organizations have received U.S. funds; and (3) whether there is any evidence that U.S. funds had been misused.GAO noted that: (1) Agency for International Development (AID) officials stated that to guard against the possibility of corruption in the administration o...
Multilateral Organizations: U.S. Contributions to International Organizations for Fiscal Year 1993-95
NSIAD-97-42: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
Persuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on total U.S. contributions, exclusive of peacekeeping contributions, to international organizations and programs from fiscal years (FY) 1993 to 1995, focusing on: (1) which U.S. agencies expended these funds; and (2) how much each agency spent in those years.GAO noted that: (1) for FY 1993 to 1995, the United States contributed approxi...
Export-Import Bank: Reauthorization Issues
T-NSIAD-97-147: Published: Apr 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1997.
GAO discussed issues concerning the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Eximbank), focusing on: (1) the rationale for and against the Eximbank's programs; (2) the ways in which its assistance is distributed; and (3) foreign competitors' export finance programs.GAO noted that: (1) in reviewing the Eximbank's export finance programs, the Congress needs to weigh the benefits to the U.S. e...
Customs Service: Office of International Affairs
NSIAD-97-146R: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Customs Service's Office of International Affairs, focusing on: (1) OIA's overall mission and organization; (2) the nature and extent of OIA's activities; (3) OIA's relationship with other offices within Customs; (4) OIA's budgetary and staffing resources; (5) OIA's management and improvement efforts and system for measuring and...
State Department: U.S. Participation in Special-Purpose International Organizations
NSIAD-97-35: Published: Mar 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on U.S. government membership in 25 special-purpose international organizations and 2 inter-American organizations that received funding support of $10.8 million in 1995 through assessed contributions provided by the Department of State, focusing on: (1) the Department of State's efforts to assess whether U.S. government membership in t...