The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled “International Violence Against Women: U.S. Response and Policy Issues”. According to the summary, the report provides an overview of the “causes, prevalence, and consequences of violence against women” (VAW), highlights “examples of completed and ongoing U.S. activities that address VAW directly or include anti-VAW components, and it outlines possible policy issues for the 112th Congress.”
Congressional Research Service
The Congressional Research Services (CRS) released a report titled “United Nations System Efforts to Address Violence Against Women” (VAW). According to the summary, “[t]his report provides an overview of recent U.N. efforts to address VAW and highlights key U.N. interagency efforts. It also discusses selected U.N. funds, programs, and agencies that address international violence against women.”
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled “State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2012 Budget and Appropriations”. According to the summary, “[t]his report analyzes the FY2012 request, including State Department, international broadcasting, and foreign aid highlights, recent-year funding trends, and congressional action related to FY2012 State-Foreign Operations legislation.”
- Area: Congress, Budget
- Information Type: Reports & Factsheets
- Organization/Initiative: GHI, USAID, MCC, FtF, State Dept., Peace Corps, CRS
- Issue/Condition: Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition/Food Security, Water, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Maternal & Child Health, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Pandemic Influenza
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled â€œThe Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Issues for Congress and U.S. Contributions from FY2001 to the FY2012 Request.â€ In addition to background information and a summary of U.S. contributions to the Global Fund, the report â€œdiscusses changes the Global Fund has made to improve the efficiency of its programs and address allegations of corruption, . . . and analyzes issues Congress might consider as it debates the appropriate level of U.S support to provide the Fund.”
From the report summary: “This report provides an overview of the U.S. foreign assistance program by answering frequently asked questions on the subject. It is intended to provide a broad view of foreign assistance over time, and will be updated periodically.”
This report provides an overview of appropriations for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, and includes summaries of specific accounts, such as the Global Health and Child Survival (GHCS), which are considered part of the overall 150 International Affairs Budget Function in appropriations legislation.
According to the report summary, “this report analyzes the FY2011 request, recent-year funding trends, and congressional action related to FY2011 State-Foreign Operations legislation.”
In preparation for the September 2010 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit, this report provides an overview of the MDGs as well as progress towards meeting the goals and lessons learned. The report also summarizes the role of the MDGs in U.S. development policy under both the Bush and Obama Administrations. Finally, the report highlights several policy issues for Congress including: the practicality of the MDGs, aid effectiveness, selective use of aid, and accountability.
CRS Report – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: U.S. Contributions and Issues for Congress
From the report summary: “This report provides background information on the Global Fund, summarizes key findings on the Global Fundâ€™s progress through 2009, outlines U.S. funding for the Fund, and analyzes issues Congress might consider as it debates the appropriate level of support to provide the Fund.”
According to the report summary, “this report presents the authorities of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and correlates those authorities with the operative appropriations measure (division F of P.L. 111-117; 123 Stat. 3312) that funds those authorities.”