2017-2019 Strategic Plan
View our new strategic plan, Elevating a Holistic Agenda for Children in Adversity: A Map for Philanthropy.Learn More
The State of Play: How have global children and youth issues fared in the U.S. government’s Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations process?
This document sheds some light on where funding discussions currently stand with regard to U.S. government programs for global children and youth issues. The information is presented according to relevant funding accounts within various appropriations bills. Some issues, such as trafficking, are addressed in multiple funding accounts through various U.S. government departments, agencies, and offices. Other issues, such as early childhood development and protection from violence are referenced under certain accounts without specific appropriations. U.S. government assistance for vulnerable children and youth in developing countries remains generous but fragmented, with little coordination between siloed legislative, funding, and programmatic responses.Learn More
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