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GAO releases report on USAID's ability to target international food assistance to vulnerable populations

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled “International Food Assistance: Improved Targeting Would Help Enable USAID to Reach Vulnerable Groups,” which “(1) describe[s] in-country factors that USAID and its implementing partners face in targeting vulnerable groups, and (2) examine[s] the extent to which USAID’s targeting process supports effective targeting.”

Based on its analysis, the GAO recommended “that the Administrator of USAID improve USAID’s targeting of specialized food products to vulnerable groups by (1) issuing, as appropriate, improved interim guidance to assist implementing partners in deciding whether and how to target specialized food products; and (2) establishing and reporting program-specific indicators related to targeted vulnerable groups, to assess effectiveness in reaching such groups.”