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The Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have long struggled with poverty, weak governance, and insecurity. In 2014, the U.S. government introduced a strategy to increase their prosperity and strengthen governance and security.
U.S. government personnel at U.S. embassies and consulates continue to face security threats. During fiscal years 2013-2016, the State Department evacuated staff and their families from 23 overseas posts in response to threats, such as terrorism, civil unrest, and natural disasters.
What GAO Found The Arctic Council (Council) is a voluntary intergovernmental forum for Arctic States, with involvement of indigenous organizations and other stakeholders, to address various environmental and economic issues through projects and reports targeting a variety of subjects.
What GAO FoundVoluntary agencies consider various factors when determining where refugees will be placed, but few agencies we visited consulted relevant local stakeholders, which posed challenges for service providers.
What GAO FoundGAO found that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) could not demonstrate how the projects that it reported to Congress met the provisions of the 2008 directive because of three weaknesses.
What GAO FoundSince the fall of 2010, State has sanctioned 13 foreign firms under the ISA2 for investments in Irans energy sector and 11 for supplying refined petroleum products.State imposed various sanctions on each firm, listed 10 in EPLS making them ineligible to receive U.S.
The Compact of Free Association between the United States and the Republic of Palau, which entered into force in 1994, provided for several types of assistance aimed at promoting Palau's self-sufficiency and economic advancement.