Special Studies and Evaluations Issue Area Plan:

Fiscal Years 1998-2000

IAP-98-19: Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.

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GAO presented its Special Studies and Evaluations issue area plan for fiscal years 1998-2000.

GAO plans to assess: (1) a methodological framework to determine the impacts and outcomes of selected foreign assistance programs; (2) the Department of Defense's (DOD) methodologies for assessing the risks of military activities that may affect the health and safety of nearby populations; (3) appropriate measures for determining the outcomes of DOD research and development investments; (4) the validity and reliability of measures on military quality of life, retention, and readiness; (5) and compare evaluation capabilities at U.S. and multilateral foreign assistance agencies; (6) costs and benefits of recent military interventions to achieve foreign economic stabilization and development and nation building; and (7) costs and effectiveness of key military technologies and their impacts on force structure, capabilities, readiness, and nondefense applications.

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