International economic relations (11 - 20 of 57 items)
Foreign Investment: Implementation of Exon-Florio and Related Amendments
NSIAD-96-12: Published: Dec 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' (CFIUS) implementation of the Exon-Florio legislation and related amendments, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of foreign investments in the United States and the extent to which they are reported to CFIUS; (2) the factors CFIUS considers in determining whether a foreign investment resul...
Multilateral Development Banks: Financial Condition of the African Development Bank
NSIAD-95-143BR: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financial condition of the African Development Bank (AFDB).GAO found that: (1) AFDB is financially solvent but vulnerable, has sufficient liquidity to finance its lending operations in the near term, adequate funds to meet its operating costs, and has a AAA credit rating based on the expectation of continued support by the non-re...
Former Soviet Union: U.S. Bilateral Program Lacks Effective Coordination
NSIAD-95-10: Published: Feb 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's efforts to transform former Soviet Union (FSU) command economies into more efficient, market-based economies, focusing on the: (1) size, scope, and status of the various U.S. bilateral programs; (2) structures for coordinating and managing these programs; and (3) coordination and structural problems the Administration faces...
Multilateral Development: Status of World Bank Reforms
NSIAD-94-190BR: Published: Jun 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the World Bank's portfolio management, focusing on the: (1) status of the Bank's reform efforts; (2) extent to which the United States has influenced the reforms; and (3) process the United States uses to evaluate the Bank's loan proposals.GAO found that: (1) in 1993, the Bank's Board of Executive Directors rejected its initial reform plan because...
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...
International Trade Issues
OCG-93-11TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to the federal government's role in international trade, focusing on: (1) enhancing U.S. competitiveness in an interdependent world; (2) promoting U.S. exports; (3) managing the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) export programs; (4) negotiating and administering trade agreements; and (5) analyzing national security-related foreig...
Foreign Investment: Analyzing National Security-Related Investments Under the Exon-Florio Provision
T-GGD-92-49: Published: Jun 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1992.
GAO discussed the administration's national security reviews of proposed foreign acquisitions. GAO noted that: (1) the Interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) develops information, on a case-by-case basis, about each proposed foreign investment to determine the existence of a threat to national security; (2) even when it has identified an investment's link to natio...
Poland and Hungary: Economic Transition and U.S. Assistance
NSIAD-92-102: Published: May 1, 1992. Publicly Released: May 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) economic conditions in Poland and Hungary; and (2) the effectiveness of U.S. assistance to those countries.GAO found that in response to the rapidly changing political and economic conditions in Poland and Hungary, the United States has developed a short-term, experimental economic assistance approach based on assumptions that: (1) assistance would be required for only a 5-year t...
Foreign Investment: Issues Raised by Taiwan's Proposed Investment in McDonnell Douglas
NSIAD-92-120: Published: Feb 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified issues and questions relating to a Taiwanese firm's proposed acquisition of a 40-percent equity in a domestic firm's commercial aircraft division.GAO found that considering both U.S. commercial competitiveness and national security, the proposed investment raised questions concerning the: (1) effect of a more complete separation of the domestic f...
Foreign Direct Investment: Assessment of Commerce's Annual Report and Data Improvement Efforts
NSIAD-92-107: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) the Secretary of Commerce's annual report on foreign direct investment (FDI); and (2) government efforts to improve the quality of FDI data, including the status and process for reconciliation of data exchanged among various federal agencies.GAO found that Commerce's annual report: (1) shifts between focusing on total foreign investment and...