Federal aid to foreign countries (61 - 68 of 68 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...
Drug Control: U.S.-Supported Efforts in Colombia and Bolivia
NSIAD-89-24: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the scope, purpose, and effectiveness of U.S. narcotics control efforts in Colombia and Bolivia.GAO found that U.S.-supported crop control, enforcement, and interdiction efforts in Colombia and Bolivia have not produced major reductions in coca and marijuana production and trafficking, and it is questionable whether the efforts will achieve majo...
The Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement--U.S. Interests and Turkish Needs
ID-82-31: Published: May 7, 1982. Publicly Released: May 17, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the 1980 Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement (DECA) with Turkey, focusing on: (1) the impact of U.S. security assistance in meeting Turkey's needs; (2) the U.S. use of military facilities; and (3) proposed military construction.Turkey is faced with tremendous economic problems, including a lack of foreign exchange, a high debt burden, and balance of payment difficult...
Malaria Control in Developing Countries: Where Does It Stand and What Is the U.S. Role
ID-82-27: Published: Apr 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
GAO reviewed U.S. participation with developing countries and international organizations in programs to combat malaria and in efforts to develop effective vaccines and drugs to: (1) obtain an overview of the U.S. investment in combating malaria; and (2) examine current program activities in light of existing policies, strategies, and the prevalence of malaria.Primary health care systems in develo...
U.S. Response to Jamaica's Economic Crisis
ID-80-40: Published: Jul 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1980.
Assistance from the Agency for International Development (AID) to Jamaica increased sharply in 1977 with balance-of-payment support and developmental aid of nearly $30 million. This increase reflected the U.S. interest in the Caribbean and a concern for the economic deterioration of a neighboring nation. Despite the efforts of the United States, Jamaica, and other donors to halt the decline, the e...
Food-for-Peace Program and the Foreign Military Sales Program in Zaire
111681: Feb 28, 1980
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa requested reviews of the Food-For-Peace Program and the Foreign Military Sales Program in Zaire. Under the Food-For-Peace Program, the United States did not end its involvement with the delivery of the commodities. Because of previous program abuses, the U.S. Mission attempted to control and monitor the in-country distribution of rice...
Studies of Selected Aspects of Foreign Assistance Programs
108659: Feb 22, 1979
An overview was presented of the results obtained in GAO studies of various aspects in the management of foreign assistance programs, particularly by the Agency for International Development (AID). The major development assistance goals stressed by Congress were shown, and suggested improvements were presented. There appeared to be a great shortage of financial managers in many countries. Althou...
Management of Security Assistance Programs Overseas Needs To Be Improved
ID-78-27: Published: Apr 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1978.
Military Assistance Advisory Groups (MAAG) have operated in foreign countries for many years to provide operational and tactical advisory and training assistance to host-country armed forces and to administer the grant aid program. The International Security Assistance Act of 1977, P.L. 95-92, specified changes in the operations of the groups to improve the overall management of the programs.P.L....