Accession Number : ADA292430

Title :   Central America: Humanitarian Assistance to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA292430

Report Date : JAN 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The Congress has been concerned that assistance provided to the Nicaraguan Resistance in Central America be spent as it intended. As a result, GAO Was asked to examine the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of $27.1 million in humanitarian aid to this group. GAO'S objectives were to determine whether AID provided only those goods and services authorized under legislation and adopted adequate controls to administer procurement and monitor deliveries of goods, services, and payments. The fiscal year 1989 Defense Appropriation Act (P.L. 100463) provided $27. 14 million in humanitarian assistance to the Nicaraguan Resistance for the period of October 1, 1988, to March 31, 1989. These funds reflected the second phase of humanitarian assistance. Unlike the first phase, consisting of $17.7 million authorized from April through September 1988 (P.L 100-276), the second-phase funds were not subject to monthly ceilings and certain earmarks. A third phase consisting of $49.75 million was provided to be used through February 1990 (P.L. 101-14). By March 31, 1989, AID had obligated about $23.2 million of the $27.14 million authorized for the second phase and had returned the remaining $3.9 million to the U.S. Treasury in November 1989.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, CONGRESS, PROCUREMENT, LEGISLATION, MONEY, CENTRAL AMERICA, FOREIGN AID.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE