Global Food Security: Improved Monitoring Framework Needed to Assess and Report on Feed the Future's Performance, Report to the Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations [open pdf - 3MB]
From the GAO (Government Accountability Office) Highlights: "The United Nations reported that nearly 690 million people in the world were undernourished as of 2019, and estimated that food insecurity could worsen due to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. In response to the Global Food Security Act of 2016, FTF [Feed the Future] agencies monitor and report the progress of their global food security assistance and developed a process to graduate FTF target countries from the initiative. GAO was asked to review U.S. global food security assistance. This report evaluates, among other things, USAID's [U.S. Agency for International Development] monitoring and public reporting of FTF's progress and assessment of countries' potential to graduate from FTF. GAO reviewed FTF documents and data, and interviewed representatives of USAID, FTF partner agencies, and other stakeholders, including implementing partners from four sample countries selected based on factors such as geographic diversity and amount of food security funding."
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