ABSTRACT

Global Health Assistance: Awardees' Declinations of U.S. Planned Funding Due to Abortion-Related Restrictions, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Document: "The United States is the world's largest donor of global health assistance. Congress provided about $8.7 billion for the Global Health Programs (GHP) account in fiscal year 2018. In 2017, the President reinstated and expanded a policy, which now requires foreign NGOs [non-governmental organizations] to agree that, as a condition of receiving global health assistance, they will not perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning or provide financial support during the award term to other foreign NGOs that conduct such activities. [...] GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review the implementation of the PLGHA [Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance] policy. This report identifies (1) global health assistance awards that U.S. agencies determined to be subject to the U.S. government's PLGHA policy requiring foreign NGOs to agree that they would not perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning, and (2) planned funding for awards involving NGOs that declined to accept the terms and conditions of this policy. GAO analyzed data provided by U.S. agencies of awards subject to the PLGHA policy and awards in which NGOs declined to accept the terms and conditions of this policy."

Report Number:
GAO-20-347
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Date:
2020-03
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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