Foreign economic assistance (11 - 20 of 51 items)
Aid to Panama: Improving the Criminal Justice System
NSIAD-92-147: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to assist Panama in reforming its criminal justice system by: (1) developing professional police forces; (2) creating an independent judiciary; and (3) improving prison conditions.GAO found that: (1) as of March 1992, the Department of Justice's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) had provided $13...
Poland and Hungary: Economic Transition and U.S. Assistance
NSIAD-92-102: Published: May 1, 1992. Publicly Released: May 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) economic conditions in Poland and Hungary; and (2) the effectiveness of U.S. assistance to those countries.GAO found that in response to the rapidly changing political and economic conditions in Poland and Hungary, the United States has developed a short-term, experimental economic assistance approach based on assumptions that: (1) assistance would be required for only a 5-year t...
AID Management: Strategic Management Can Help AID Face Current and Future Challenges
NSIAD-92-100: Published: Mar 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1992.
GAO provided information from its general management review of the Agency for International Development (AID), focusing on: (1) current AID efforts to introduce strategic management compared to a GAO model for strategic management developed for use in other agencies; and (2) persistent management problems and future challenges facing AID.GAO found that AID: (1) has no clear priorities or meaningfu...
Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Republics: A Context for Developing GAO Work
146215: Mar 1, 1992
GAO developed a context for its work on Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics, focusing on: (1) identifying U.S. objectives and organizational capabilities; (2) enhancing U.S., regional, and global security; (3) encouraging the development of democratic institutions and new international partnership; (4) assisting in the transition to market economics; and (5) assessing the co...
A Historic Transition
147982: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, reviews the: (1) rapidly evolving military, security, and economic situation in what was once the Soviet Union; and (2) areas in which U.S. cooperation with former Soviet states can yield great benefits to both sides, including arms and technology control, multilateral institutions, and economic and scientific cooperation....
Cambodia: AID's Management of Humanitarian Assistance Programs
NSIAD-91-260: Published: Aug 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. humanitarian assistance in areas of Cambodia controlled by the Phnom Penh government and in areas controlled by the Cambodian noncommunist resistance, focusing on whether the Agency for International Development (AID) can provide reasonable assurance that assistance to the resistance groups and others is being used efficiently and effectively...
Soviet Union's Participation in the Agriculture Department's Export Credit Guarantee Programs
T-NSIAD-91-38: Published: May 21, 1991. Publicly Released: May 21, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) export credit guarantee programs and the Soviet Union's participation in those programs. GAO noted that: (1) the Soviets had serious problems in processing, packaging, storing, and distributing their agricultural commodities; (2) USDA developed new credit risk analysis procedures based on consensus risk ratings of major international banks and i...
Foreign Assistance: Progress in Implementing the Development Fund for Africa
NSIAD-91-127: Published: Apr 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of the Development Fund for Africa (DFA) to determine whether: (1) DFA provided a stable source of development assistance funding; (2) AID implemented DFA according to congressional policy guidance; (3) administrative changes improved the delivery of development assistance; and (4) eva...
Foreign Assistance: Funds Obligated Remain Unspent for Years
NSIAD-91-123: Published: Apr 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Agency for International Development's (AID) economic assistance pipeline, focusing on the funds six AID missions obligated for development assistance and economic support but had not yet expended.GAO found that: (1) 44 of the 103 sampled projects at the missions had excess funds totalling $296.2 million, with the percentage of excess funds at...
Foreign Assistance: AID's Implementation of Microenterprise Program Guidance
NSIAD-91-78: Published: Feb 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) microenterprise development program, focusing on whether: (1) AID implemented congressional guidance concerning microenterprise credit assistance; and (2) accurately reported to Congress on its program.GAO found that: (1) prior to 1988 legislation, AID lacked a policy for structuring microenterprise...