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Cuba Democracy Assistance: USAID's Program Is Improved, but State Could Better Monitor Its Implementing Partners

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Gootnick,David (Author)
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
Jan 2013
Washington DC: United States Government Accountability Office
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Economic conditions, United States, Politics and government, Social conditions, Cuba, Democracy, United States International development agency, Nongovernmental organizations, Regulation, Cubans
53 p., Since 1996, Congress has appropriated 205 million dollars to the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State (State) to support democracy assistance for Cuba. Because of Cuban government restrictions, conditions in Cuba pose security risks to the implementing partners -- primarily nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) -- and subpartners that provide US assistance. GAO (1) identified current assistance, implementing partners, subpartners, and beneficiaries; (2) reviewed USAID's and State's efforts to implement the program in accordance with US laws and regulations and to address program risks; and (3) examined USAID's and State's monitoring of the use of program funds. Tables, Figures, Appendixes.