Foreign Assistance: State and USAID Are Taking Actions to Advance Equity Abroad and Mitigate Challenges, Report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "The President issued several executive orders and a memorandum (executive directives) that expressed policy commitments on behalf of the administration in 2021. These commitments include advancing racial equity and supporting underserved communities, preventing and combating discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, and promoting and protecting the human rights of LGBTQI+ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex] persons in the U.S. and abroad. In response to these directives, State [U.S. Department of State] and USAID [U.S. Agency for International Development] have committed to better incorporating racial and ethnic equity into U.S. foreign assistance and to supporting historically marginalized or underserved groups abroad. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to assess State and USAID efforts to advance equity and support for marginalized groups abroad, among other things. This report examines: (1) how State and USAID incorporate support for marginalized groups abroad into their strategies and activities, (2) how State and USAID track progress toward achieving goals and objectives that support such groups, and (3) actions State and USAID have undertaken to respond to recent directives related to advancing equity and support for such groups."

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