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U.S. Public Diplomacy: State Department Expands Efforts but Faces Significant Challenges
GAO-03-951: Published: Sep 4, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 2003.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, focused attention on the need to improve public diplomacy efforts to cultivate a better public opinion of the United States abroad. However, recent opinion research indicates that many foreign publics, especially in countries with significant Muslim populations, view the United States unfavorably. GAO examined changes in the State Department's (State) p...
Foreign Assistance: Lack of Strategic Focus and Obstacles to Agricultural Recovery Threaten Afghanistan's Stability
GAO-03-607: Published: Jun 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2003.
After the events of September 11, 2001 led to the defeat of the Taliban, the United States and the international community developed an assistance program to support Afghanistan's new government and its people. Key components of this effort include food and agricultural assistance. GAO was asked to assess (1) the impact, management, and support of food assistance to Afghanistan and (2) the impact...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Democracy Programs in Six Latin American Countries Have Yielded Modest Results
GAO-03-358: Published: Mar 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2003.
Supporting democracy abroad is a major U.S. foreign policy objective. To better understand how this assistance has been implemented in Latin America, GAO was asked to review programs in six countries--Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Peru--that have been of particular importance to U.S. interests in Central and South America. Between fiscal years 1992 and 2002, U.S. agenci...
FY 2003 Annual Report on the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program
GAO-03-627R: Published: Apr 8, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2003.
Under section 1308 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, the Department of Defense is to submit an annual report to Congress on its Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program no later than the first Monday in February of each year. The Department of Defense, however, submitted its CTR annual report for fiscal year 2003 to Congress on January 8, 2003, more than 11 months a...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: U.S. Agency for International Development
GAO-03-111: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
In its 2001 performance and accountability report on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), GAO identified important management issues facing the agency. The information GAO presents in this report is intended to help sustain congressional and agency attention on continuing to make progress in addressing these challenges and ultimately overcoming them. This report is part of a spec...
Cooperative Threat Reduction Program Annual Report
GAO-03-341R: Published: Dec 2, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 2002.
Section 1308 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 requires the Comptroller General to provide Congress with an assessment of the Department of Defense's annual report on the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program within 90 days of the submission of the annual report to Congress. The Department of Defense submitted its CTR annual report for Fiscal Year 2002 to Congress...
U.S. Agency for International Development: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-721: Published: Aug 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 2001.
This report reviews the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance plan to assess the agency's progress in achieving selected key outcomes that are important to the agency's mission. GAO found that although USAID reported progress toward achieving the selected outcomes, the extent of the progress is unclear because the...
Global Health: U.S. Agency for International Development Fights AIDS in Africa, but Better Data Needed to Measure Impact
GAO-01-449: Published: Mar 23, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2001.
The AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa has grown beyond a public health problem to become a humanitarian and developmental crisis. The Agency for International Development (AID) has contributed to the fight against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa by focusing on interventions proven to slow the spread of the disease. However, AID's ability to measure the impact of its...
United Nations: Reform Initiatives Have Strengthened Operations, but Overall Objectives Have Not Yet Been Achieved
NSIAD-00-150: Published: May 10, 2000. Publicly Released: May 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the status and impact of reforms to improve the United Nations (U.N.), focusing on whether: (1) the U.N. had put into place the three core elements of the Secretary General's 1997 reform program; and (2) they are improving U.N. management and performance as intended.GAO noted that: (1) the U.N. has substantially restructured its leadership and oper...
United Nations: Reforms Are Progressing, but Overall Objectives Have Not Yet Been Achieved
T-NSIAD-00-169: Published: May 10, 2000. Publicly Released: May 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of reforms to improve the United Nations (U.N.), focusing on efforts to: (1) restructure U.N. leadership and operations; (2) develop a performance-based human capital system; and (3) introduce programming and budgeting processes focused on results.GAO noted that: (1) the U.N. has substantially restructured its leadership and operations...