In its September 19 Climate Change: State Should Further Improve Its Reporting on Financial Support to Developing Countries to Meet Future Requirements and Guidelines, the Government Accountability Office recommended the State Department improve efforts to monitor climate change assistance in developing nations. $7.5 billion was allocated in fast-start financing for climate change adaptation projects in developing countries from FY10 to FY12. Fast-start financing reporting will be required starting in 2014; it has been voluntary to date.