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TRANSPARENCY SCORE
The transparency grade represents the expectation that the federal government should make data about U.S. global health assistance available, accessible, and informative. To see the transparency grade, toggle below.

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This is an average of the three domain scores below.

YEAR 2017

Family Planning (FP)

The U.S. Government received a 65.1 (D) for Family Planning primarily because of the negative impact of the Global Gag Rule and the White House defunding of UNFPA. Harmful legislation like the Helms Amendment is also still in effect.

C+
B-

Department of State

 

The State Department received a 79.4 (C+) for Family Planning because in spite of having funding that is responsive to family planning need, State Department policies in effect (like the State Department Implementation Plan for the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security) have received only average scores.

The CHANGE data index grades government agencies on policies and funding impacting family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV & AIDS foreign assistance.

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A-
A-

US Agency for International Development

 

USAID received a 91.8 (A-) in Family Planning because it released Standard Provisions implementing the Global Gag Rule, and previous policies that received high grades (like the Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy, and the Vision for Action on Child Marriage) remain in place.

NA
NA

Department of Health and Human Services

NA
NA

Department of Defense

D+
C-

Congress

 

Congress received a 69.4 (D+) for Family Planning because harmful legislation (like the Helms Amendment) remains in place, and Congress appropriated less money to UNFPA than it has in other years. There was no significant legislative action on family planning in 2017. Congress also does not have full transparency in its family planning policy and funding information.

F
F

White House

 

The White House received a 40.5 (F) for Family Planning because of its enactment of the Global Gag Rule and its decision in the FY18 budget request to entirely defund UNFPA and zero out the international family planning budget.