October 25, 2018 | 10:00AM-11:00AM

GAO Expert Briefing on Humanitarian Assistance and Banking Challenges

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review the possible effects of decreased banking access for nonprofit organizations on the delivery of U.S. humanitarian assistance. As U.S. agencies partner with nonprofit organizations to deliver humanitarian assistance around the world, this study provides a distinct understanding of the banking challenges their implementing partners face.

Join the Together Project to hear from the GAO research experts on their methodology, findings and recommendations from the report. The Together Project maintains that NGOs are vital to ensuring U.S. humanitarian assistance is utilized for its intended purposes abroad and is committed to resolving ongoing challenges together.

Report: Humanitarian Assistance: USAID Should Improve Information Collection and Communication to Help Mitigate Implementers’ Banking Challenges

GAO Presenters:

  • Tom Melito, Managing Director, International Affairs & Trade
  • Mona Sehgal, Assistant Director, International Affairs & Trade
  • Mike Maslowski, Senior Analyst, International Affairs & Trade
  • Benjamin L. Sponholtz, Senior Analyst, International Affairs & Trade


(Dial-in/Online Participation Available)

About the Together Project
InterAction’s Together Project creates a hub of advocacy and support for U.S.-based development and humanitarian NGOs confronting discrimination or targeted regulations that hinder their ability to function. The project enables information sharing; coalition building; education of NGO staff, policymakers and officials; and the development of strategies in response to shrinking civil society space.