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Foreign assistance : continued efforts needed to strengthen USAID's oversight of U.S. democracy assistance for Cuba : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM GA 1.13:GAO-09-165 (Text) 989800-1001 Online document Available -

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  • Physical Description: ii, 35 pages : digital, PDF file
  • Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2008]

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General Note:
Title from title screen (viewed on Feb. 26, 2009).
"November 2008."
"GAO-09-165."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Cuba Program provides assistance to support human rights and promote nonviolent democratic change in Cuba. From 1996 through 2008, the program awarded $83 million in grants to nongovernmental organizations and universities. In 2006, GAO found weaknesses in program oversight that increased the risk of grantees' improperly using grant funds and failing to comply with U.S. laws. In 2008, misuse of grant funds at organizations with the program's two largest grants was detected. GAO was asked to examine (1) actions that USAID has taken since 2006, or plans to take, to improve its award and oversight of the Cuba Program's grants and (2) actions that USAID has taken in response to the recently detected misuses of grant funds. GAO analyzed USAID and grantee records, conducted limited reviews at five grantees, and interviewed agency and grantee officials. GAO recommends that USAID (1) ensure that the Cuba Program is staffed at the level needed to fully implement planned monitoring activities and (2) periodically assess the program's overall efforts to reduce grantee risks.
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System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 2/26/2009: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09165.pdf ; current access available via PURL.
Subject: United States. Agency for International Development > Appropriations and expenditures.
United States. Department of State
Economic assistance, American > Cuba.
Democratization > Cuba > Finance.

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