International relations (61 - 70 of 121 items)
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...
Drugs: International Efforts to Attack a Global Problem
NSIAD-93-165: Published: Jun 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed international efforts to counter narcotics, focusing on: (1) the types of anti-drug programs funded bilaterally by major donors and multilateral organizations; (2) U.S. efforts to increase international support for U.S. counternarcotic objectives; and (3) the mechanisms used to coordinate international efforts.GAO found that: (1) the major industri...
Intercountry Adoption: Procedures Are Reasonable, but Sometimes Inefficiently Administered
NSIAD-93-83: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the requirements and procedures that prospective U.S. adoptive parents must follow to adopt a foreign child, focusing on whether: (1) the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) and the Department of State's procedures were reasonable and fulfilled legislative requirements; (2) INS and State administered the procedures efficiently; and (3) a...
Export Controls: Issues In Removing Militarily Sensitive Items From the Munitions List
NSIAD-93-67: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: May 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the export control jurisdiction decisions the Departments of State and Defense (DOD) made regarding certain military sensitive items.GAO found that: (1) State and DOD agreed to transfer over two dozen commodities, including vessels and explosives, to the Department of Commerce; (2) State and DOD identified several items that should be retained on t...
Foreign Agent Contacts
GGD-93-32R: Published: Apr 2, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the extent of contacts between U.S. trade officials and former high-level officials representing foreign interests. GAO noted that: (1) there was a range of contacts between 19 former high-level officials and senior Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (OUSTR) officials at all levels; (2) the number of officials identified on foreign agent regis...
NSIAD-93-120R: Published: Jan 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the grant of U.S. excess defense articles from Subic Bay Naval Base to the Philippines armed forces. GAO found that: (1) the United States complied with an agreement to give the Philippines the first opportunity to acquire any excess defense items by offering $3.5 million of nonlethal excess items, and the Philippines purchased the remaining excess...
Agency for International Development: The Minority Shipping Program Is Constrained by Program Requirements
NSIAD-92-304: Published: Sep 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) program to award contracts under section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, focusing on whether: (1) AID 8(a) program criteria limited the number of contracts available for 8(a) firms; (2) the program enhances the competitive viability of 8(a) firms; and (3) proposed new program requirements comply with...
Aid to Panama: Improving the Criminal Justice System
NSIAD-92-147: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to assist Panama in reforming its criminal justice system by: (1) developing professional police forces; (2) creating an independent judiciary; and (3) improving prison conditions.GAO found that: (1) as of March 1992, the Department of Justice's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) had provided $13...