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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title International environmental oversight [electronic resource] : U.S. agencies follow certain procedures required by law, but have limited impact.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2008]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-09-99    ---  Available
Description ii, 41 p. : digital, PDF file
System Details System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mode of access via the GAO web site.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 24, 2008).
"November 2008."
Summary The World Bank Group lends about $40 billion annually to developing countries. Critics have claimed that some projects have harmed the environment and the local population. Title XIII of the International Financial Institutions Act of 1977 outlines in part the U.S. government's requirements for reviewing potential environmental and social impacts of proposed multilateral development bank projects. GAO was asked to assess the U.S. government's international environmental oversight efforts by examining (1) how U.S. agencies implement legislative requirements to review the potential environmental concerns associated with proposed World Bank Group projects, and (2) agencies' ability to identify and address these concerns. To maximize interagency contributions to evaluating World Bank Group proposals, GAO recommends that the Secretary of the Treasury routinely identify all proposals of concern in advance of interagency working group meetings.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-09-99."
Subject World Bank.
Economic assistance -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries.
Environmental protection -- International cooperation.
Environmental policy -- International cooperation.
Economic assistance -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Added Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations.
Added Title International environmental oversight : United States agencies follow certain procedures required by law, but have limited impact
U.S. agencies follow certain procedures required by law, but have limited impact
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-09-99

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