International affairs (61 - 70 of 87 items)
International Trade: Commodity Credit Corporation's Export Credit Guarantee Programs
NSIAD-88-194: Published: Jun 10, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) management of the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) export credit guarantee programs, focusing on the programs' efficiency and effectiveness.GAO found that CCC: (1) failed to adequately enforce program regulations requiring exporters to include payment schedules with their export reports; (2) submitted...
Agricultural Trade: Review of Targeted Export Assistance Program
NSIAD-88-183: Published: May 24, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's Targeted Export Assistance (TEA) program, focusing on the: (1) program's management, including the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) documentation of its participant eligibility and funding allocation decisions; and (2) adequacy of the FAS evaluation process, how evaluations affect present and future funding alloc...
Foreign Aid: Overseas Private Investment Corporation's Management of Loans
NSIAD-88-161: Published: May 6, 1988. Publicly Released: May 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) loan approval, monitoring, and documentation procedures; and (2) OPIC actions on a loan it made to a Costa Rican corporation.GAO found that OPIC: (1) as of March 31, 1988, had 75 active loans, with an outstanding balance of $48 million; (2) had 30 loans in delinquent status, accounting for $...
Food Aid: Improving Economic and Market Development Impact in African Countries
NSIAD-88-55: Published: Dec 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the economic and market development impact of Public Law 83-480 food aid to four African countries.GAO found that: (1) U.S. agricultural and foreign policy interests, weak agreement provisions, and recipient governments' failure to fully implement some agreement provisions weakened developmental benefits; (2) long-term impact on the economy was...
International Trade: Commodity Credit Corporation's Refunds of Export Guarantee Fees
NSIAD-87-185: Published: Aug 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) export credit guarantee fee refund policies and procedures to determine why it failed to refund a firm over $270,000 in failed export sales.GAO found that: (1) the CCC denial of the firm's refund request was consistent with its policy to retain guarantee fees when exporters did not have a firm sale at the...
Foreign Aid: Accountability and Control Over U.S. Assistance to Indonesia
NSIAD-87-187: Published: Aug 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the accountability and controls over U.S. assistance to Indonesia.GAO found that: (1) the Agency for International Development (AID) mission did not provide adequate oversight over the Food for Peace Program; (2) Indonesia did not submit audited reports of commodity sales receipts and expenditures; (3) self-help measure progress reports were gen...
Export Controls: Assessment of Commerce Department's Foreign Policy Report to Congress
NSIAD-87-176: Published: Jul 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1987.
Pursuant to the Export Administration Amendments Act of 1985, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's reports to Congress on export controls to assess Commerce's compliance with statutory requirements.GAO found that: (1) Commerce reported to Congress on the purpose of export controls, their compatibility with foreign policy, other nations' reactions, economic impacts, enforceability, and other i...
Liberia: Need To Improve Accountability and Control Over U.S. Assistance
NSIAD-87-173: Published: Jul 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined U.S. economic, food, and security assistance programs to Liberia since 1980 to determine whether controls over U.S. funds are adequate.GAO found that: (1) the Economic Support Fund and Food for Peace Programs faced several control problems, including misuse of rice and counterpart funds and Liberia's noncompliance with established assistance agr...
Foreign Aid: Impact of Overseas Private Investment Corporation Activities on U.S. Employment
NSIAD-87-109: Published: May 5, 1987. Publicly Released: May 5, 1987.
In compliance with a legislative requirement, GAO determined the impact of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) activities on employment in the United States.GAO found that OPIC: (1) approved projects that it should have expected would have negative impacts on U.S. trade and potentially negative impacts on U.S. employment; (2) continued to assist some projects despite their negativ...
International Trade: Review of Effectiveness of FAS Cooperator Market Development Program
NSIAD-87-89: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the cooperator programs that the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) implemented to develop, maintain, and expand foreign markets for U.S. agricultural commodities.GAO found that FAS has: (1) allowed cooperators to implement numerous and varied long-term programs and has placed few restricti...