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YEAR 2017

Actor Score Overview

The U.S. government, including the White House, Congress, and relevant federal agencies, should engage in global health assistance in ways that are evidence-informed, responsive to need, consistent with internationally-recognized human rights principles, and gender transformative. Data and documentation supporting these actions should be reasonably accessible to the public.

D+

This is an average of the three domain scores.

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense received a 69.4 (D+) because it has low transparency of policy and funding decisions.

D+
HIV & AIDS
NA
Maternal and Child Health
NA
Family Planning
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D+

This is an average of the three domain scores.

Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services received a 69.4 (D+) because it has passed no explicit new SRHR policy, and it has low transparency in funding data across all SRHR domains.

D+
HIV & AIDS
D+
Maternal and Child Health
NA
Family Planning
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B-

This is an average of the three domain scores.

Department of State

The State Department received an 82.5 (B-) because it released new PEPFAR documents (including the FY 2017 Country Operational Plan Guidance), that moderately improved its policy score, and spends HIV and AIDS money in a way that is responsive to global need. However, it still maintains policies that have little effect on SRHR.

A-
HIV & AIDS
C+
Maternal and Child Health
C+
Family Planning
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A-

This is an average of the three domain scores.

US Agency for International Development

USAID received a 91.5 (A-) because it released a positive new “Acting on the Call” policy document regarding maternal and child health, and also is spending money in a way that is highly responsive to global need.

A
HIV & AIDS
B+
Maternal and Child Health
A-
Family Planning
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C+

This is an average of the three domain scores.

Congress

Congress received a 78.4 C+ because, in spite of no passage of new legislation, Congress appropriated funds across the three domains (family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV and AIDS) at slightly lower levels than in previous years.

B+
HIV & AIDS
C+
Maternal and Child Health
D+
Family Planning
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C-

This is an average of the three domain scores.

White House

The White House received a 72.6 (C-) because of its passage of the Global Gag Rule and its decision to entirely defund UNFPA.

A-
HIV & AIDS
C+
Maternal and Child Health
F
Family Planning
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C

Overall SRHR Score

The US Government received a 76.7 (C) overall this year for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, primarily due to the negative impact of the Global Gag Rule, the White House defunding of UNFPA, and low transparency of data across agencies in some key SRHR domains.