Foreign governments (51 - 55 of 55 items)
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...
The Piracy of Ideas
139241: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 6, Summer 1989, discusses the piracy of intellectual property rights, such as copyrights, patents, and trademarks, through the unauthorized reproduction of the copyrighted materials. The piracy of intellectual property rights accounts for as much as $60 billion in world trade annually, and American firms may lose from $43 billion to $61 billion...
Uses and Limitations of Countertrade
T-NSIAD-87-39: Published: Jul 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1987.
GAO discussed the different aspects of countertrade in the world trading system. GAO found that: (1) countertrade and other trading practices are viewed as marketing tools to help gain sales; (2) the United States generally views countertrade as contrary to open and free trading, but does not oppose U.S. business participation in countertrade unless the action could have a negative impact on natio...
Military Loans: Repayment Problems Mount as Debt Increases
NSIAD-86-10: Published: Oct 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the repayment records of countries receiving loans under the U.S. foreign aid programs, to determine: (1) the status of the Guaranty Reserve Fund set up to back the loans; (2) how foreign governments repay the loans; and (3) how U.S. military aid shifted from mostly market rate loans to mostly outright grants and concessional interest rate loans.GA...
The Seizure of The Mayaguez: A Case Study of Crisis Management
B-133001: Published: May 11, 1976. Publicly Released: May 11, 1976.
On May 12, 1975, the U.S. merchant vessel Mayaguez was seized by Cambodian naval forces. During the next three days, the United States undertook a variety of diplomatic and military actions in an effort to secure the release of the ship and its 40 crew members. GAO's investigation of the incident concerned primarily the processes and procedures for handling the crisis. GAO attempted to find out wh...