Multilateral Assistance:

U.S. Participation in FAO's Technical Cooperation Program

T-NSIAD-93-23: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1993.

Additional Materials:


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

GAO discussed the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Technical Cooperation Program (TCP), focusing on: (1) the degree to which FAO has conformed to its established criteria in selecting TCP projects; (2) FAO management of TCP; and (3) the role of FAO governing bodies and the United States in overseeing TCP and following up on auditor and evaluator recommendations. GAO noted that: (1) although recipient governments are satisfied with the program, some FAO goals for TCP are not consistently reflected in the criteria it has established to govern the selection of TCP projects; (2) weaknesses exist in the program and financial management of TCP including delays in the procurement of consultants and equipment, the absence of program evaluations, and FAO carryover of TCP allocations; and (3) although many of these weaknesses have been noted by evaluators and auditors in the past, governing bodies have not required corrective actions.

Sep 28, 2016

Sep 27, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

Aug 31, 2016

Aug 25, 2016

Aug 15, 2016

Looking for more? Browse all our products here