International affairs (21 - 30 of 87 items)
Peace Corps: New Programs in Former Eastern Bloc Countries Should Be Strengthened
NSIAD-95-6: Published: Dec 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Peace Corps' processes and procedures for starting programs in Central and Eastern Europe and the states of the former Soviet Union, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of the Peace Corps' planning and staffing procedures; (2) whether the Peace Corps provided volunteers with adequate assignments, training, and other support; and (3) whether the expan...
State Department: Overseas Staffing Process Not Linked to Policy Priorities
NSIAD-94-228: Published: Sep 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's staffing at overseas posts, focusing on: (1) the process used by State to determine how many of its U.S. diplomatic personnel are needed at each location; (2) State's efforts to improve this process; and (3) the process State used to identify the 17 posts closed in 1993 and 1994.GAO found that: (1) State does not use an ob...
Foreign Assistance: Inadequate Accountability for U.S. Donations to the World Food Program
NSIAD-94-29: Published: Jan 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. food donations to the World Food Program (WFP), focusing on the: (1) Agency for International Development's (AID) procedures for ensuring that accountability is maintained over U.S. donations; and (2) United States' responsiveness to WFP emergency food requests.GAO found that: (1) WFP has lost thousands of tons of U.S. donations through theft...
Peace Operations: Cost of DOD Operations in Somalia
NSIAD-94-88: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
GAO reviewed the costs of United Nations (UN)-sponsored peacekeeping operations in Somalia, focusing on: (1) the incremental costs the Department of Defense (DOD) incurred in its operations in Somalia; (2) the impact of operations in Somalia on normal DOD spending plans; and (3) what UN reimbursement the United States could expect for expenses incurred in Somalia.GAO found that: (1) through the en...
Export Controls: Actions Needed To Improve Enforcement
NSIAD-94-28: Published: Dec 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. government's enforcement of export controls over dual-use items, focusing on: (1) the tools and resources available to the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Customs Service to carry out their enforcement responsibilities; (2) how well these agencies are enforcing export controls; (3) impediments to effective enforcement; and (4) options...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Had Made Slow Progress In Involving Women in Development
NSIAD-94-16: Published: Dec 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) and the Department of State's efforts to fully integrate gender issues in their foreign assistance programs.GAO found that: (1) since 1974, AID has issued policies and directed its bureaus and missions to integrate gender concerns throughout their assistance activities and to evaluate the impact of t...
NATO Nuclear Bases: U.S. Should Seek Needs Reassessment and Increased Alliance Contributions
NSIAD-94-84: Published: Dec 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1993.
GAO provided information on U.S. nuclear bombs stored at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) nuclear strike bases, focusing on the: (1) nuclear strike base requirement; (2) U.S. costs associated with supporting the NATO nuclear mission; and (3) problems U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) have in implementing and monitoring allied compliance with bilateral agreements.GAO found that: (1) NATO c...
Foreign Assistance: Clearer Guidance Needed on When to Use Cash Grants
NSIAD-94-30: Published: Dec 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) cash grant assistance program, focusing on: (1) the use of cash grant assistance to purchase U.S. goods and services; (2) AID systems for ensuring accountability and monitoring the use of cash grant assistance; and (3) AID basis for deciding when to use cash grants rather than other forms of assistance...
Foreign Technology: Collection and Dissemination of Japanese Information Can Be Improved
NSIAD-93-251: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. and Japanese organizations' collection and dissemination of foreign technology information, focusing on: (1) the Japanese and U.S. governments' processes for performing these functions; (2) Japanese officials' views on successful foreign technology collection and dissemination efforts; and (3) the collection efforts of U.S. government organiza...
Multilateral Foreign Aid: U.S. Participation in the International Fund for Agricultural Development
NSIAD-93-176: Published: Sep 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. participation in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to: (1) evaluate how IFAD has conducted its operations; (2) evaluate the agency's funding outlook; (3) determine whether projects are experiencing any problems; and (4) review the relationship between IFAD and the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID).GAO fou...