International relations (61 - 70 of 89 items)
East European Energy: U.S. Business Opportunities in and Assistance to Poland's Energy Sector
NSIAD-91-206: Published: May 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
GAO provided information on the: (1) steps being taken to address Poland's energy needs and the resulting potential trade and investment opportunities for U.S. firms; (2) impediments to realizing possible U.S. trade and investment opportunities; and (3) current status of U.S. programs to support Poland's energy sector.GAO found that: (1) due to a recession and an economic restructuring, Poland est...
U.S.-Mexico Energy: The U.S. Reaction to Recent Reforms in Mexico's Petrochemical Industry
NSIAD-91-212: Published: May 3, 1991. Publicly Released: May 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined recent reforms in Mexico's petrochemical industry.GAO found that: (1) Mexico's petrochemical industry faced shortages in supplies of basic petrochemicals and investment funds; (2) Mexico lacked financial resources for natural gas, the primary raw material for the petrochemical industry, exploration, and development; (3) the Mexican government had t...
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...
El Salvador: Aid Compensates for Economic Losses but Achieves Little Growth
NSIAD-91-97: Published: Feb 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. economic assistance to El Salvador, focusing on: (1) how El Salvador used the funds; and (2) whether the Agency for International Development (AID) met its assistance goals.GAO found that: (1) AID provided about half of its $3 billion in economic assistance to El Salvador in the form of balance-of-payment support to finance imported goods; (2)...
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 Trade: Iraq's Participation in U.S. Agricultural Export Programs
NSIAD-91-76: Published: Nov 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Iraq's participation in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Export Credit Guarantee Programs, focusing on the: (1) development of Iraq as a U.S. agricultural export market; (2) Iraq's participation in other agricultural export development programs; and (3) investigations into program improprieties.GAO found that: (1) the Commodity Credit Corpora...
El Salvador: Accountability for U.S. Military and Economic Aid
NSIAD-90-132: Published: Sep 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed accountability for and controls over U.S. military and economic assistance to El Salvador, to determine: (1) whether any assistance was subject to misuse or diversion; and (2) what accountability and controls are in place.GAO found that: (1) the United States has provided $3.5 billion in economic and military aid to El Salvador since 1980; (2) ther...
Export Controls: Advising U.S. Business of Policy Changes
NSIAD-90-201: Published: May 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on U.S. information dissemination regarding export control developments, focusing on: (1) the timeliness of implementation of agreed-upon U.S. export control changes; (2) U.S. actions to liberalize the list of controlled commodities; and (3) whether such practices would create disparate treatment between American exporters and their foreign competi...
Using Local Currency Generated by U.S. Food Aid for Development Purposes
T-NSIAD-90-32: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO discussed issues related to local currencies generated from U.S. foreign assistance programs, focusing on: (1) whether recipient countries used local currencies to achieve development goals; (2) who owned the local currencies; and (3) how to improve local currency accountability. GAO noted that: (1) the Agency for International Development (AID) and the recipient countries viewed local currenc...
Comprehensive Quality Management
T-NSIAD-90-22: Published: Mar 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
GAO assessed the impact of formal quality management on U.S. companies' productivity and profitability. GAO noted that: (1) U.S. companies had increased their skill levels, knowledge, and implementation of quality management, but the majority of corporate chief executive officers had not implemented comprehensive quality management systems for their companies; (2) corporate executives and quality...