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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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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 2018

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD) received a 72 (C-) with transparency and an 81 (B-) without transparency in 2018. The grade was based on the release of one HIV and AIDS-related directive, which indicated progress within this domain. However, the DoD received a low transparency score because budget and programmatic data were largely unavailable beyond this one directive.

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HIV & AIDS

 

The DoD received a 72 (C-) with transparency and an 81 (B-) without transparency based on the release of one directive that signified progress within this domain. The directive allowed the DoD to continue incorporating HIV and AIDS treatment and prevention into their work with foreign militaries. It is unclear whether the implementation of this directive was efficacious, but it was specific and nuanced. The disbursed funds for HIV and AIDS programs through DoD were not publicly available, which contributed to this actor’s low transparency grade in 2018.

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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2018_Department of Defense Directive_DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program to Support Foreign Militaries
This directive discussed the DoD HIV and AIDS Prevention Program and its efforts to protect foreign armed forces from the threat of HIV and AIDS. The program provided funding for the development of programs and interventions to protect foreign nation armed forces from HIV and AIDS. This directive was originally written in 2013 and was revised in 2018 to extend it indefinitely. By doing so, this directive allows the DoD to continue minimizing the threat of HIV and AIDS among the U.S. and foreign militaries. This directive was responsive to need, evidence-based, and human rights based; however, it did not discuss gender norms which are particularly relevant in the armed forces.
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Maternal and Child Health (MCH)

 

The DoD does not receive a grade within the Maternal and Child Health domain because it does not work in international maternal and child health.

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Family Planning (FP)

 

The DoD does not receive a grade within the Family Planning domain because it does not work in international family planning.