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H.R. 5273 (115th): Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 14, 2018.

Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018

This bill directs the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to: (1) establish the Global Initiative to Reduce Fragility and Violence, related to reducing and addressing the causes of violence, violent conflict, and fragility, with a focus on 10 pilot countries to be determined by USAID; and (2) develop and submit to Congress an initial interagency implementing strategy which shall include individual pilot country plans.

The bill provides for initiative and pilot plan updates.

The Government Accountability Office shall review U.S. government activities in each pilot country.