COVID-19 and Foreign Assistance: Congressional Oversight Framework and Current Activities [July 29, 2020] [open pdf - 489KB]
From the Document: "In March 2020, Congress enacted two supplemental appropriations measures that included a combined $1.59 billion for foreign assistance programs to 'prevent, prepare for, and respond to' Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19; P.L. 116-123, P.L. 116-136). Congress established mechanisms to oversee the implementation of these funds, but concerns some have raised about oversight have intensified amid media reporting on the implementation of COVID-19 assistance by the State Department (State) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Some reports suggest that planning and spending practices have left agencies unable to effectively address global COVID-19-related needs. Other stakeholders have expressed frustration with the agencies' public reporting, citing a lack of transparency."
CRS In Focus, IF11606
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/