Foreign Assistance Act:

Comments on New Policy Framework for Foreign Aid

T-NSIAD-94-121: Published: Feb 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1994.

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GAO discussed reforming the U.S. foreign assistance program in the wake of the Cold War. GAO noted that: (1) it generally supports proposed legislation that would reform U.S. foreign assistance programs; (2) it will be necessary to maintain focus on outlining and implementing a limited number of priority objectives; (3) foreign assistance reform should include accountability for managing the programs for objective, quantifiable results, as well as improved performance monitoring requirements; (4) while the legislation would provide increased flexibility for implementing democracy, student exchange, and judicial reform programs overseas, it would not clearly define accountability and responsibility for those programs; (5) the proposed legislation's prohibition on use of funds for foreign police training would be easy to circumvent; (6) the legislation would outline nuclear nonproliferation goals similar to those of other U.S. programs; (7) concerns about U.S. participation in peacekeeping operations include the importance of operational and political mandates, United Nations' budgetary and management weaknesses, personnel training, and limitations in command and control mechanisms; and (8) the proposed legislation could weaken restrictions on transfers of U.S.-origin arms.

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