International affairs (41 - 50 of 87 items)
Peace Corps: Long-Needed Improvements to Volunteers' Health Care System
NSIAD-91-213: Published: Jul 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Peace Corps' health care system for its volunteers, focusing on whether: (1) volunteers received a level of health care comparable to what they would have received in the United States; and (2) former volunteers with service-related medical conditions were aware of and receiving their health care entitlement.GAO found that: (1) 73 percent of fo...
Soviet Energy: U.S. Attempts to Aid Oil Production Are Hindered by Many Obstacles
NSIAD-91-214: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) decline in Soviet oil production and the reasons for that decline; and (2) principal obstacles to U.S. trade and investment in Soviet oil exploration and production.GAO found that: (1) since 1988, Soviet oil production declined by about 8.8 percent; (2) from 1988 through 1990, oil exports declined about 15 percent; (3) produ...
Foreign Assistance: Progress in Implementing the Development Fund for Africa
NSIAD-91-127: Published: Apr 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of the Development Fund for Africa (DFA) to determine whether: (1) DFA provided a stable source of development assistance funding; (2) AID implemented DFA according to congressional policy guidance; (3) administrative changes improved the delivery of development assistance; and (4) eva...
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...
Export Controls: Opportunities for Improving Compliance With Export Administration Regulations
NSIAD-91-47: Published: Dec 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1990.
GAO assessed the Department of Commerce's procedures for providing oral advice to exporters regarding controls on the export of commercial products that could be of military use.GAO found that: (1) the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) reported that it received over 160,000 export-control-related telephone inquiries during fiscal year (FY) 1989; (2) the International Trade Administration (ITA)...
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...
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...
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...
Agricultural Trade: Improvements Needed in Management of Targeted Export Assistance Program
NSIAD-90-225: Published: Jun 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management of its Targeted Export Assistance (TEA) Program.GAO found that: (1) the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) was not adequately documenting the funding allocation decision process to clearly show how funding criteria were applied and ranked and the basis for those decisions; (2) commodity division staf...
European Community: U.S. Financial Services' Competitiveness Under the Single Market Program
NSIAD-90-99: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional requirement, GAO assessed: (1) how the European Community's (EC) Single Market Program could affect U.S. financial firms; (2) the extent to which U.S. financial firms participated in EC markets; (3) potential opportunities and challenges for U.S. financial firms; and (4) how U.S. government agencies were working to ensure full and fair access to European markets.GAO fou...