International affairs (51 - 60 of 87 items)
Foreign Assistance: AID's Population Program
NSIAD-90-112: Published: May 1, 1990. Publicly Released: May 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) Population Program, focusing on: (1) program policy, goals, and strategy; (2) program resources and management; and (3) program accomplishments.GAO found that: (1) despite congressional policies and objectives designed to reduce high population growth rates, AID had no projects directed toward motiva...
United Nations: U.S. Participation in the U.N. Development Program
NSIAD-90-64: Published: Feb 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), focusing on: (1) its efficiency and effectiveness; (2) other major donors' views of UNDP; (3) the level of U.S. influence; and (4) UNDP accounting practices and financial status.GAO found that: (1) UNDP funded and coordinated only about 30 percent of United Nations (UN) technical assistance activities;...
Foreign Economic Assistance: Better Controls Needed Over Property Accountability and Contract Close Outs
NSIAD-90-67: Published: Jan 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) contracting and procurement system, focusing on AID procedures for: (1) maintaining accountability for both AID-owned and cooperating-country-titled nonexpendable property in the possession of contractors; and (2) closing out and auditing expired contracts in conformance with federal and AID contract...
Inter-American Development Bank: Questions Concerning Payment to Nicaragua
NSIAD-89-167: Published: Jul 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) loan disbursements to Nicaragua in November 1987, focusing on: (1) whether the payments complied with IDB regulations or violated U.S. law; (2) whether IDB should recover the funds; and (3) an audit memorandum the IDB Auditor General prepared concerning the transaction.GAO found that IDB: (1) followed pro...
Export Controls: Extent of DOD Influence on Licensing Decisions
NSIAD-89-155: Published: Jun 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's and the Department of Defense's (DOD) roles in the export licensing process for commercial products which could also have a military use.GAO found that: (1) Commerce and DOD agreed on 90 percent of 10,380 licensing actions for cases completed between June 1987 and June 1988; (2) Commerce followed DOD recommendations to...
United Nations: U.S. Participation in the Environment Program
NSIAD-89-142: Published: Jun 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) United Nations Environment Program's (UNEP) accounting practices, financial reserves, and general efficiency and effectiveness; and (2) extent of U.S. influence in the organization.GAO found that UNEP: (1) received financing from the United Nations budget, trust funds, other miscellaneous income, and voluntary contributions to the Environm...
Foreign Aid: Issues Concerning U.S. University Participation
NSIAD-89-38: Published: Apr 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed efforts by the Agency for International Development (AID) and the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) to implement title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, which encourages the involvement of U.S. land-grant, sea-grant, and eligible universities in AID development activities, focusing on: (1) the impact of chan...
Foreign Assistance: Administration of Funds for the International Fund for Ireland
NSIAD-89-53: Published: Apr 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) role in monitoring the activities and administration of U.S. contributions to the International Fund for Ireland (IFI), established to promote economic and social reconstruction and development in Northern Ireland and Ireland.GAO found that AID: (1) disbursed $120 million in congressional appropriations to the Fund for fiscal years (FY)...
Refugee Program: Financial Accountability for Refugee Resettlement Can Be Improved
NSIAD-89-92: Published: Mar 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited voluntary agencies' expenditures of funds they received under the Department of State's Refugee Reception and Placement Program for fiscal years 1986 and 1987.GAO found that: (1) Congress passed legislation in 1986 to improve the voluntary agencies' financial accountability through increased financial reporting requirements; (2) meaningful compari...
Foreign Aid: Issues Concerning AID's Private-Sector Revolving Fund
NSIAD-88-185: Published: Jul 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the Agency for International Development's (AID) Private-Sector Revolving Fund, specifically, its: (1) financial management; (2) funding levels; and (3) management and monitoring of field projects.GAO found that the fund had several financial management weaknesses, including: (1) a database that was inadequate for accurately pr...