Foreign economic assistance (21 - 30 of 51 items)
Foreign Assistance: Resettlement of Panama's Displaced El Chorrillo Residents
NSIAD-91-63BR: Published: Dec 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Agency for International Development's (AID) progress in resettling Panama City residents who were displaced as a result of U.S. military action in December 1989, focusing on: (1) the living conditions at a temporary housing facility; (2) the status of the program to find permanent replacement housing for the displaced residents; and (3) facto...
Foreign Assistance: AID's Microenterprise Assistance Program
T-NSIAD-90-58: Published: Sep 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1990.
GAO discussed the Agency for International Development's (AID) microenterprise program. GAO noted that: (1) prior to fiscal year (FY) 1988 legislation, AID did not have a policy for structuring microenterprise activities and directing resources in support of them; (2) in response to the legislation, AID appointed an advisory committee that helped develop policy guidelines and incorporate such guid...
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...
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...
Status Report on GAO's Reviews on P.L. 480 Food Aid Programs
T-NSIAD-90-23: Published: Mar 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1990.
GAO discussed U.S. food aid programs, focusing on: (1) the integration of agricultural export programs with food aid programs; (2) food aid program management; (3) the Agency for International Development's (AID) food aid management plan; (4) the role of U.S. private voluntary organizations (PVO) in U.S. food aid programs; and (5) the extent to which AID should maintain accountability over local c...
Peace Corps: Reorganization in the Eastern Caribbean
NSIAD-90-93BR: Published: Mar 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Peace Corps' reorganization of overseas posts in the Eastern Caribbean region.GAO found that: (1) the Peace Corps' original 1988 reorganization plan called for the division of management responsibilities at Barbados to posts at Antigua and Grenada to remedy operational problems in the region; (2) the Peace Corps was not aware of a presidential...
Peace Corps: A Statistical Profile
NSIAD-89-174FS: Published: Jul 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Peace Corps' budget, volunteers and trainees, and areas of operations.GAO found that: (1) the Peace Corps budget has increased steadily since 1972 after 5 years of decreases; (2) Peace Corps appropriations for fiscal year (FY) 1988 totalled $146.2 million, and estimated appropriations for FY 1989 totalled $153.5 million; (3) the...
Foreign Assistance: Administration of Funds for the International Fund for Ireland
NSIAD-89-53: Published: Apr 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) role in monitoring the activities and administration of U.S. contributions to the International Fund for Ireland (IFI), established to promote economic and social reconstruction and development in Northern Ireland and Ireland.GAO found that AID: (1) disbursed $120 million in congressional appropriations to the Fund for fiscal years (FY)...
International Trade: The Special Access Program for Caribbean Apparel Imports
NSIAD-89-122: Published: Mar 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the administration and enforcement of the Department of Commerce's and the Customs Service's Special Access Program for apparel assembly in certain Caribbean countries.GAO found that: (1) the program, designed to increase apparel assembly in Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act countries and expand sales of U.S. textiles, provided exporters relief...
Foreign Aid: Issues Concerning AID's Private-Sector Revolving Fund
NSIAD-88-185: Published: Jul 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the Agency for International Development's (AID) Private-Sector Revolving Fund, specifically, its: (1) financial management; (2) funding levels; and (3) management and monitoring of field projects.GAO found that the fund had several financial management weaknesses, including: (1) a database that was inadequate for accurately pr...