Foreign governments (41 - 50 of 55 items)
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....
Military Aid: Stronger Oversight Can Improve Accountability
NSIAD-92-41: Published: Dec 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management controls over U.S. military aid to foreign countries, focusing on: (1) how the United States exercises oversight for military aid; and (2) whether more emphasis on accountability is needed.GAO found that: (1) since the Arms Export Control Act, which governs military aid items that have been purchased by recipient countries since fisc...
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...
Commercialization of Technology by Japanese Companies
T-NSIAD-91-32: Published: Apr 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1991.
GAO discussed the factors to which Japanese firms attributed their success in adapting new technologies to commercial applications. GAO noted that: (1) Japanese macroeconomic policies aided commercialization through a relatively low and stable cost of capital, and encouraged Japanese firms to adopt a longer planning horizon; (2) Japanese industry achieved international success through fierce horiz...
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...
Cambodia: Multilateral Relief Efforts in Border Camps
NSIAD-91-99FS: Published: Jan 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the amount and management of humanitarian aid provided by multilateral organizations to Cambodians in border camps in Thailand, focusing on the: (1) amount of money spent to support the camps; (2) purposes for which the money was used; and (3) control and accountability systems for managing the funds.GAO found that: (1) between 1982 and 1989, more...
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...
Internal Controls: Black Marketing of U.S. Commissary and Base Exchange Merchandise in South Korea
NSIAD-91-38: Published: Oct 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the black marketing of duty-free goods acquired from U.S. retail outlets in South Korea for profit or personal gain.GAO found that: (1) there were a large number of Korean outlets selling a variety of such duty-free goods as food and liquor obtained from the U.S. Forces, Korea (USFK) retail system; (2) products with unusually high sales rates inclu...
Cambodia: U.S. Non-lethal Assistance and Status of the Cambodian Seat at the United Nations
T-NSIAD-90-63: Published: Sep 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the: (1) accountability for and impact of non-lethal assistance the United States provided to the military forces of the Noncommunist Cambodian Resistance (NCR); and (2) the status of the United Nations (UN) seat held by the Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea. GAO noted that: (1) despite poor accountability and control over the non-lethal assistance program in its initial y...
Foreign Agent Registration: Justice Needs to Improve Program Administration
NSIAD-90-250: Published: Jul 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) administration of foreign agent registration.GAO found that: (1) the DOJ Registration Unit identified 70 individuals or firms acting as lobbyists for foreign interests, 13 of which it believed might be obligated to register; (2) the Registration Unit did not collect information on the number of forei...