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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. humanitarian assistance in areas of Cambodia controlled by the Phnom Penh government and in areas controlled by the Cambodian noncommunist resistance, focusing on whether the Agency for International Development (AID) can provide reasonable assurance that assistance to the resistance groups and others is being used efficiently and effectively and for the purposes intended by Congress.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
United States Agency for International Development 1. To increase accountability for the program in Cambodia, the Administrator, AID, should, in addition to limited monitoring by officials at Washington headquarters, require that AID officials in Thailand directly manage grants in areas of Cambodia controlled by the Phnom Penh government.
Closed - Not Implemented
The Peace accord was signed and a U.S. and AID mission has been established in Cambodia which will be able to monitor grants.
United States Agency for International Development 2. Until the Department of State rescinds its prohibition against executive branch officials' travel into Phnom Penh government-controlled areas, the Administrator, AID, should establish a better reporting mechanism to monitor grant activities.
Closed - Not Implemented
The Peace accord was signed and a U.S. and AID mission has been established in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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