International organizations (71 - 80 of 85 items)
South Africa: Debt Rescheduling and Potential for Financial Sanctions
NSIAD-90-109BR: Published: Feb 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed South Africa's financial situation and U.S. options for imposing further financial sanctions against South Africa, focusing on: (1) South Africa's foreign debt and its loan rescheduling arrangements; and (2) the feasibility of excluding South Africa from international funds transfer systems.GAO found that South Africa: (1) owed about $14.6 billion...
New Directions at the World Bank: An Interview With Barber B. Conable
140950: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 8, Winter/Spring 1990, presents an interview of the President of the World Bank Group, focusing on: (1) the Bank's progress in reducing poverty and promoting economic development; (2) growth of the Bank's lending programs; (3) developing countries' enormous international debt and other economic problems; (4) multilateral lending policies; and (5...
[Comments on GAO Authorization To Provide Technical Services To Foreign Countries]
B-226878: Published: Nov 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1987.
GAO commented on its authority to assume a lead agency role for a project under the U.S-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation. GAO believes that: (1) the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 authorized it to provide technical services to friendly countries on an advance-of-funds or reimbursement basis; and (2) although its mission was to aid and assist Congress in carrying out its respo...
The Philippines: Accountability and Control of U.S. Economic Assistance
NSIAD-86-108BR: Published: May 2, 1986. Publicly Released: May 2, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed accountability and control over U.S. economic assistance to the Philippines since 1978.GAO found that: (1) in recent years, the bulk of development-related assistance has been provided through the Economic Support Fund (ESF) program under which the United States transferred U.S. dollars to the Government of the Philippines; (2) the disposition of E...
UN Funding: U.S. Contributions Withheld for UN-PLO Activities
NSIAD-86-17: Published: Dec 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's efforts to comply with legislative provisions requiring the withholding of U.S.-assessed contributions to the United Nations (UN) for organizations and projects whose primary purpose is to provide political benefits to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).GAO found that: (1) from 1980 through 1984, the United Sta...
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...
Status of U.S.-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation
ID-83-32: Published: May 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1983.
GAO assessed the organization, operations, and activities of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation. Specifically, GAO reviewed: (1) overall U.S. management of the Commission; (2) how effectively projects are being carried out; and (3) what problems exist and what actions are being taken to resolve them.GAO found that, although activities were being carried out without maj...
Delaying U.S. Payments to International Organizations May Not Be the Best Means To Promote Budget Restraint
ID-83-26: Published: Feb 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the impact on the United States and on international organizations of a new plan to defer U.S.-assessed contributions to selected international organizations.GAO found that the extent to which organizations have been affected by the U.S. deferral policy varies. In some cases, GAO was not able to isolate financial difficulties attributable to the...
The Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement--U.S. Interests and Turkish Needs
ID-82-31: Published: May 7, 1982. Publicly Released: May 17, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the 1980 Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement (DECA) with Turkey, focusing on: (1) the impact of U.S. security assistance in meeting Turkey's needs; (2) the U.S. use of military facilities; and (3) proposed military construction.Turkey is faced with tremendous economic problems, including a lack of foreign exchange, a high debt burden, and balance of payment difficult...
The Growing Role of Trade as a Development Assistance Mechanism
ID-81-46: Published: Aug 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1981.
GAO reviewed how four developing countries use trade in their economic development and how bilateral and multilateral donors assist developing countries in the area of trade. The objectives of the review were to examine for Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia, the role of trade in their development and the existing and/or potential obstacles to implementing and/or maintaining a succ...