Foreign economic assistance (31 - 40 of 46 items)
Central America Aid: Status of the Trade Credit Insurance Program
NSIAD-86-29FS: Published: Dec 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1985.
GAO reported on the use, control, and funding of the Trade Credit Insurance Program, which the Agency for International Development (AID) and the Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) jointly administer to guarantee repayment of U.S. commercial credit to finance Central American imports of U.S. goods and services.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1985, less than 9 percent of the $300 million credit-guara...
AID Recognizes Need To Improve the Foreign Economic Assistance Planning and Programming Process
NSIAD-85-110: Published: Aug 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) foreign economic assistance planning and programming process to determine whether opportunities exist for AID to streamline and improve the process.GAO found that: (1) an AID task force recommended that AID devote more time to policy, strategy, and program supervision and less time to project design and review; and (2) AID will not impl...
Financial Management Problems in Developing Countries Reduce the Impact of Assistance
NSIAD-85-19: Published: Nov 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1984.
GAO determined how the Agency for International Development (AID) and other major donor assistance agencies can better help to identify and meet the financial management training and technical assistance needs of aid recipients.GAO found that AID and the other donors have not adopted policies or developed well-articulated and coordinated programs of assistance to improve host countries' financial...
GAO Reviews of Foreign Economic Assistance Programs
123624: Mar 14, 1984
Testimony was given concerning recently completed and ongoing GAO work on U.S. economic assistance programs. A major trend in recent years has been the increased use of the Economic Support Fund (ESF) which is used for balance-of-payments support and commodity import programs and to finance infrastructure and other capital projects. The ESF program has increased by over 55 percent since 1981, and...
AID Needs To Strengthen Management of Commodity Import Programs
NSIAD-84-47: Published: Feb 29, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1984.
GAO evaluated the extent of the Agency for International Development's (AID) program and financial controls over the Commodity Import Program.GAO found that AID has not always adequately planned procurements or commodity deliveries. In some instances, commodities arrive too late and at increased cost. Although regulations prescribe that AID-financed commodities must meet eligibility and price requ...
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...
Assistance to Haiti: Barriers, Recent Program Changes, and Future Options
ID-82-13: Published: Feb 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1982.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Agency for International Development (AID) programs in Haiti, the reasons for past project failures, the adequacy of planned corrective actions, and possible development options.After 8 years of operating in Haiti, AID is still having difficulty implementing its projects. Past projects designed to improve Haitian Government institutions have had only a limited...
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...
AID Must Consider Social Factors in Establishing Cooperatives in Developing Countries
ID-80-39: Published: Jul 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1980.
Cooperatives are seen as one way to improve the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance in developing countries by enabling the urban and rural poor to help themselves. The efforts by the Agency for International Development (AID) to foster cooperatives have not been uniformly successful. The primary reason is that AID has not adequately considered the complex political, cultural, and economic fa...
Search for Options in the Troubled Food-for-Peace Program in Zaire
ID-80-25: Published: Feb 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1980.
In 1976, because of a serious deterioration in the Zaire economy, the United States increased its food assistance to that country. The principal vehicle for this assistance was two programs under the Agricultural Trade Development Assistance Act of 1954. Title I of the Act provided for the concessional sale of agricultural commodities, while Title II authorized food donations to meet famine and ot...