Foreign economic assistance (31 - 40 of 51 items)
Foreign Aid: Overseas Private Investment Corporation's Management of Loans
NSIAD-88-161: Published: May 6, 1988. Publicly Released: May 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) loan approval, monitoring, and documentation procedures; and (2) OPIC actions on a loan it made to a Costa Rican corporation.GAO found that OPIC: (1) as of March 31, 1988, had 75 active loans, with an outstanding balance of $48 million; (2) had 30 loans in delinquent status, accounting for $...
Bringing Accountability to Foreign Aid
136527: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 2, Summer 1988, discusses the financial management of foreign aid programs. Some of the major obstacles to adequate and effective accountability include the: (1) ability of underdeveloped countries to adequately manage foreign aid resources; (2) recipients' political and economic instability, which hampers the ability to ensure that aid reaches...
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...
Foreign Aid: Accountability and Control Over U.S. Assistance to Indonesia
NSIAD-87-187: Published: Aug 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the accountability and controls over U.S. assistance to Indonesia.GAO found that: (1) the Agency for International Development (AID) mission did not provide adequate oversight over the Food for Peace Program; (2) Indonesia did not submit audited reports of commodity sales receipts and expenditures; (3) self-help measure progress reports were gen...
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...
Liberia: Problems in Accountability and Control Over U.S. Assistance
NSIAD-87-86BR: Published: Feb 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. assistance to Liberia to determine whether: (1) there was any misuse or diversion of U.S. assistance; and (2) accountability for and controls over U.S. assistance were adequate.GAO found that: (1) the government of Liberia has not established a fiscal and economic policy favorable to donor assistance, nor has it established an adequate level o...
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...
Caribbean Basin Initiative: Need for More Reliable Data on Business Activity Resulting From the Initiative
NSIAD-86-201BR: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO surveyed 285 new businesses in the Caribbean Basin region regarding their operations in Central America and the Caribbean, specifically: (1) how the Department of Commerce developed its list of businesses; (2) the data Commerce obtained on the businesses; and (3) the results of GAO conversations with some of the businesses.GAO found that: (1) the Commerc...
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...