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In 2017, the U.S. government reinstated and expanded a policy that requires foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to agree not to perform or promote abortion as a condition for receiving U.S. global health assistance.
Over 20 U.S. agencies provide foreign assistance for activities ranging from promoting democracy and better health to building the capacity of local security forces.
We looked at 52 strategies used by the 6 agencies that provide most foreign assistance and found they had well-defined goals.
The U.S. belongs to several multilateral organizations of North and South American countries, the largest of which is the Organization of American States.
In a report on which this testimony is based, we found that the U.S.
Is the federal government monitoring its foreign aid funds?
The United States plans to spend more than $34 billion on foreign assistance in 2017 to improve health, support democracy, and achieve other U.S. foreign policy goals.
What GAO FoundThe Department of States (State) Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S.