Status of U.S.-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation

Gao ID: ID-83-32 May 26, 1983

GAO assessed the organization, operations, and activities of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation. Specifically, GAO reviewed: (1) overall U.S. management of the Commission; (2) how effectively projects are being carried out; and (3) what problems exist and what actions are being taken to resolve them.

GAO found that, although activities were being carried out without major problems, projects were not being independently evaluated on an ongoing basis. Further, there is a need to establish more specific goals and objectives to allow for program efficiency. GAO found that the importance of transmitting trade information to U.S. businesses needs to be emphasized because not all site team leaders regard trade information dissemination to be their responsibility. GAO noted that many of the problem areas have already been identified by U.S. and Saudi officials, and efforts have been made to solve them.


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