International relations (71 - 80 of 89 items)
Foreign Aid: Impact of Overseas Private Investment Corporation Activities on U.S. Employment
NSIAD-87-109: Published: May 5, 1987. Publicly Released: May 5, 1987.
In compliance with a legislative requirement, GAO determined the impact of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) activities on employment in the United States.GAO found that OPIC: (1) approved projects that it should have expected would have negative impacts on U.S. trade and potentially negative impacts on U.S. employment; (2) continued to assist some projects despite their negativ...
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...
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Its Role in Development and Trade
ID-81-21: Published: Feb 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1981.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) was created to mobilize and facilitate the participation of U.S. private capital and skills in the economic and social development of less developed friendly countries. GAO was asked to review OPIC to determine the developmental impact of OPIC-supported investments, the effects of these investments on the U.S. economy, and the participation of sma...
Science, Technology, and Foreign Policy Objectives: Research Needs for the Next Decade
112061: Mar 1, 1980
During the first years of the 1980's, a major effort of the foreign policy community will be to reformulate U.S. foreign policy objectives and replace those which are no longer serving U.S. interests. There is growing interest in the use of science and technology, which the United States controls both privately and publicly, as components of foreign policy. While this process will be particularly...
Antarctica: U.S. Policy, Program, and Issues
ID-78-8: Published: Feb 17, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Legislative Changes Urged in Loan Program of the Agency for International Development
ID-76-80: Published: Jan 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1978.
The Loan Program of the Agency for International Development (AID) consists of foreign economic assistance lending activities; AID has been making and administering loans to foreign countries since 1961. The loans are repayable over periods of up to 40 years, including 10-year grace periods before repayment, and have variable interest rates which are generally low--some less than 1%.Since 1971, AI...
Legislation Extending and Revising the Authority of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
103514: Sep 8, 1977
Only limited success has been made by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to increase private participation in its insurance programs. The private participation mandate established by the 1974 legislation probably cannot be attained. The 1974 legislation provides for OPIC's political risk insurance programs, which include expropriation, inconvertibility, and war risk, to be fully tr...
Nationalizations and Expropriations of U.S. Direct Private Foreign Investment: Problems and Issues
ID-77-9: Published: May 20, 1977. Publicly Released: May 20, 1977.
The wave of nationalizations and expropriations of private foreign investments since World War II by the established, as well as the recently created, countries of the developing world has generated serious concern in the capital-exporting countries.Expropriations and nationalizations of U.S. direct private foreign investments have increased dramatically since World War II because of the adoption...
Implementation of Economic Sanctions Against Rhodesia
ID-77-27: Published: Apr 20, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1977.
The implementation of sanctions against Rhodesia by the government was investigated.The economic and political existence of Rhodesia for the past 11 years is evidence that the United Nations' sanctions have not been completely effective. Certain allegations of violations made against U.S. firms have been referred to the government for investigation and action. The government has taken action again...
New Lockheed Policy to Prevent Questionable Foreign Marketing Practices
PSAD-77-92: Published: Mar 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1977.
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation has taken several actions to remedy earlier management problems of money flowing to unauthorized individuals or organizations in connection with its foreign marketing activities.The new Lockheed policy and related procedures contain suitable control features over the company's own actions in foreign market dealings. However, there are certain external factors present...