This is an average of the three domain scores below.
Congress received an 89 (B+) with transparency and a 92 (A-) without transparency in 2022. Congress appropriated full funding for HIV and AIDS, significant funding for maternal and child health (MCH), but inadequate funding for family planning (FP). Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act – (H.R.2617) which enabled U.S. global health assistance to support efforts to address the impacts of the war in Ukraine, which could include the impacts of the pandemic on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). It also renewed funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In all three domains, Congress demonstrated moderate transparency across actions and high transparency across funding data.
Congress received a 96 (A) with transparency and a 99 (A+) without transparency in the HIV and AIDS domain in 2022. Congress appropriated full funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Congress demonstrated high levels of action and funding transparency related to HIV and AIDS globally in 2022.
Congress received a 94 (A) with transparency and a 96 (A+) without transparency in the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) domain in 2022. Congress appropriated adequate levels of funding for the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), UNIFEM (now UN Women), and global MCH programs implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Congress demonstrated a moderate level of transparency with regard to actions and high transparency of funding information related to MCH globally in 2022.
Congress received a 77 (C+) with transparency and an 81 (B-) without transparency in the FP domain in 2022. Congress appropriated inadequate funding for the UNFPA and USAID global FP programs, which hindered the ability of U.S. global health assistance to fully support comprehensive FP programs that promoted SRHR. However, it was unclear if global FP programs were included in the additional funds appropriated by Congress through the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R.2617). Congress demonstrated a moderate level of transparency with regard to actions and high transparency of funding information related to FP globally in 2022.