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Climate Change: State Should Further Improve Its Reporting on Financial Support to Developing Countries to Meet Future Requirements and Guidelines
GAO-13-829: Published: Sep 19, 2013. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2013.
To implement the United States' fast-start finance (FSF) commitment, the Department of State (State) reported that the United States contributed $7.5 billion in fiscal years 2010 through 2012 for a variety of activities related to climate change. State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) provided $2.5 billion for activities under th...
Public Financial Management: Improvements Needed in USAID's and Treasury's Monitoring and Evaluation Efforts
GAO-12-920: Published: Sep 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2012.
To develop programs to strengthen developing countries Public Financial Management (PFM) systems, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) rely on assessments of the host country governments systems. In 2011, USAID implemented new processes that place a greater emphasis on PFM in its development efforts as the agency aims...
Iraq Reconstruction: Better Data Needed to Assess Iraq's Budget Execution
GAO-08-153: Published: Jan 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 2008.
The President's New Way Forward in Iraq identified Iraq's inability to spend its resources to rebuild infrastructure and deliver essential services as a critical economic challenge to Iraq's self-reliance. Further, Iraq's ability to spend its $10.1 billion capital projects budget in 2007 was one of the 18 benchmarks used to assess U.S. progress in stabilizing and rebuilding Iraq. This report (1) e...
Financial Audit: The United States Agency for International Development's Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements
GAO-05-601R: Published: Jul 22, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 2005.
The Secretary of the Treasury, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is required to annually prepare and submit audited financial statements of the U.S. government to the President and the Congress. We are required to audit these consolidated financial statements (CFS) and report on the results of our work. In connection with fulfilling our requirement to...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Anticorruption Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa Will Require Time and Commitment
GAO-04-506: Published: Apr 26, 2004. Publicly Released: May 17, 2004.
In October 2000, Congress passed the International Anticorruption and Good Governance Act (P.L. 106-309). The purpose of this legislation is to promote good governance by helping other countries combat corruption and improve government transparency and accountability. U.S. agencies spent about $33 million per year in fiscal years 2001-2002 providing anticorruption assistance to 22 sub-Saharan Afri...
Developing Country Debt: Debt Swaps for Development and Nature Provide Little Debt Relief
NSIAD-92-14: Published: Dec 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined issues concerning debt swaps for development and nature, focusing on: (1) the number of developing countries that have participated in debt swaps, the extent to which debt swaps have reduced total external debt, and the number of programs that have been undertaken; (2) the advantages and disadvantages of debt swaps and the U.S. Agency for Internati...
African Development Bank: A More Independent Evaluation System Is Needed
NSIAD-86-48: Published: Feb 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1986.
GAO reviewed the African Development Bank's (AFDB) progress in establishing an independent program and project evaluation system as a means of informing member governments and management of its efficiency and effectiveness in meeting its objectives.The United States has political, strategic, economic, and humanitarian interests in Africa which it pursues in part through participation in AFDB. U.S...
Debt Collection: Information on the Amount of Debts Owed the Federal Government
AFMD-86-13FS: Published: Dec 3, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the total amount of past due debts owed to the federal government, including all foreign government obligations.GAO did not develop information for programs or agencies for which the total debt was less than $1 million. GAO found that the basic receivable data reported to the Department of the Treasury showed that: (1) the total amount owed the gov...
AID's Management of the Housing Guaranty Program
NSIAD-84-75: Published: Apr 25, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1984.
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. Government's principal means of providing shelter assistance to developing countries and offers full repayment guaranty of...
U.S. Development Efforts and Balance-of-Payments Problems in Developing Countries
ID-83-13: Published: Feb 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1983.
GAO reviewed U.S. programs designed to assist countries with balance-of-payments problems focusing on: (1) what the United States can contribute to easing the pressures of developing countries' debt burdens while ensuring the most effective and efficient use of limited resources; and (2) what relationship debt rescheduling has to a U.S. bilateral program in the rescheduling country.The Agency for...