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What GAO Found According to U.S. government agencies, foreign entities are targeting sensitive research conducted by U.S. universities and other institutions. Releases or other transfers of certain sensitive information to foreign persons in the United States are subject to U.S.
What GAO Found The Departments of State and Commerce coordinate on economic and commercial diplomacy efforts to support the work of U.S. businesses to enter or expand in foreign markets through various programs. Through these programs, State provides Commerce services to U.S.
What GAO Found In fiscal years 2018 through 2020, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) obligated nearly $1.7 billion for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) assistance. Obligations in Africa made up approximately half of this funding.
What GAO Found International trade is recognized as an important tool for global growth and reductions in poverty. However, women may disproportionately face barriers to trade's benefits. Less than half (6 of 14) of U.S.
What GAO Found Since 2018, the World Bank Group's International Development Association (IDA), which provides financial assistance to low-income countries, has diversified its funding sources by leveraging its equity to borrow from capital markets.
What GAO Found The agencies responsible for implementing the U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS)—collectively known as the GFSS Interagency—have established mechanisms for coordinating assistance at the global and country levels. The U.S.
What GAO Found In May 2021, GAO identified 11 priority recommendations for the Department of State. Since then, State has implemented 4 of those recommendations by, among other things, taking actions to help ensure U.S.
What GAO Found The Department of State provides passport, visa, and overseas citizens services to millions of Americans and foreign nationals annually and collects user fees for some of these services.