Appropriations (41 - 50 of 60 items)
Food Aid: Improving Economic and Market Development Impact in African Countries
NSIAD-88-55: Published: Dec 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the economic and market development impact of Public Law 83-480 food aid to four African countries.GAO found that: (1) U.S. agricultural and foreign policy interests, weak agreement provisions, and recipient governments' failure to fully implement some agreement provisions weakened developmental benefits; (2) long-term impact on the economy was...
International Trade: Commodity Credit Corporation's Refunds of Export Guarantee Fees
NSIAD-87-185: Published: Aug 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) export credit guarantee fee refund policies and procedures to determine why it failed to refund a firm over $270,000 in failed export sales.GAO found that: (1) the CCC denial of the firm's refund request was consistent with its policy to retain guarantee fees when exporters did not have a firm sale at the...
Export Controls: Assessment of Commerce Department's Foreign Policy Report to Congress
NSIAD-87-176: Published: Jul 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1987.
Pursuant to the Export Administration Amendments Act of 1985, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's reports to Congress on export controls to assess Commerce's compliance with statutory requirements.GAO found that: (1) Commerce reported to Congress on the purpose of export controls, their compatibility with foreign policy, other nations' reactions, economic impacts, enforceability, and other i...
Liberia: Need To Improve Accountability and Control Over U.S. Assistance
NSIAD-87-173: Published: Jul 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined U.S. economic, food, and security assistance programs to Liberia since 1980 to determine whether controls over U.S. funds are adequate.GAO found that: (1) the Economic Support Fund and Food for Peace Programs faced several control problems, including misuse of rice and counterpart funds and Liberia's noncompliance with established assistance agr...
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...
International Trade: Review of Effectiveness of FAS Cooperator Market Development Program
NSIAD-87-89: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the cooperator programs that the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) implemented to develop, maintain, and expand foreign markets for U.S. agricultural commodities.GAO found that FAS has: (1) allowed cooperators to implement numerous and varied long-term programs and has placed few restricti...
United Nations: Progress To Strengthen U.N. Internal Evaluation Systems Has Been Slow
NSIAD-87-54: Published: Jan 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1987.
GAO provided information on: (1) the United Nations (UN) headquarters' progress in strengthening internal evaluation; and (2) U.S. efforts to monitor and promote the evaluation and to assess UN development programs.GAO found that: (1) several specialized UN agencies are making progress in establishing internal evaluation capabilities by integrating evaluation findings into their programming, budge...
Promoting Democracy: The National Endowment for Democracy's Management of Grants Overseas
NSIAD-86-185: Published: Sep 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Endowment for Democracy's procedures for selecting, monitoring, and evaluating its grantee programs.GAO found that the Endowment: (1) relied on its grantees to select, monitor, and evaluate their own programs in 1984 and 1985; (2) did not implement a comprehensive planning process or develop an overall plan reflecting its priorities...
Foreign Aid: Questions on the Central American Regional Program Need To Be Resolved
NSIAD-86-209: Published: Sep 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the evolution, status, and viability of the Agency for International Development's (AID) regional economic assistance programs for Central America.GAO found that: (1) according to AID views, studies, and funding actions, extensive regional programs may not be viable; (2) Central American economic and political conditions were not conducive to r...
International Trade: Strengthening Trade Law Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
NSIAD-86-150: Published: Aug 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1986.
GAO recommended ways to strengthen section 337 of the Tariff Act as a means for U.S. firms to protect their intellectual property rights against counterfeit and infringing imports.GAO believes that, in order for section 337 to be more effective, Congress needs to: (1) increase access to section 337 relief by eliminating or redefining the statutory criteria for obtaining relief; (2) direct the Inte...