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What GAO Found As of March 31, 2013, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) had obligated $293 million (45 percent) and disbursed $204 million (31 percent) of $651 million in funding for Haiti from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010 (the Act).
In early 2001, two major earthquakes struck El Salvador, causing more than 1,100 deaths and $1.7 billion in damage to property and infrastructure. GAO has been periodically monitoring the recovery program being implemented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead U.S.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Agency for International Development's (AID) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) accountability and control procedures over economic and military assistance programs to Kenya, focusing on: (1) how the Kenyan government controlled...
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) Housing Guaranty (HG) program to assess the use of the program in an environment of high external debt, balance-of-payment difficulties, and other economic problems in recipient countries. The HG program is the U.S.
Under the Agency for International Development's (AID's) Housing Investment Guaranty Program (HIG), U.S. private lenders provide long-term financing at commercial interest rates for housing projects undertaken by developing countries with AID assistance. The U.S.
Inadequate housing, exacerbated by rapid haphazard urban growth, can profoundly affect the overall development prospects in developing countries. The housing crisis is an important factor in the overall deterioration in the quality of life in these countries.
The assistance provided to Nicaragua following the earthquake in December 1972 could have been more effective had all projects been completed on time and had the Nicaraguan Government provided adequate maintenance of projects after they were completed.