foreign aid

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1 Will the US foreign aid budget continue its decline?

An increase in the foreign affairs budget for 2014 saw an end to a four year decline in the US. Discussions are now taking place over the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and the downward trend may resume. That is what will happen if Rep Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget proposal wins…

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1 Map of the day: How, and where, we spend US foreign aid dollars

Have you ever wondered how, and where, we (i.e., the U.S. government and American taxpayers) spend most of our foreign aid? Would it surprise you to know we (unlike Britain and most other countries) categorize military deployments and arms sales as ‘foreign aid?’ Didja know our biggest check for ‘aid’…

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1 Winning hearts and minds, one aid dollar at a time

PEPFAR branding appears on hospital in South Africa.USAID There is plenty of debate over whether aid can help countries grow economically, but there is new evidence showing that it affects public opinion in a recipient country. Programs that provide targeted, sustained, effective and visible aid can lead to positive views…

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0 Remittances make foreign aid look like a paltry sum

The United States is a global leader it its foreign aid spending. It sends more than $30 billion in official development assistance, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. That is more than twice that of the next country, the UK. Campaigners for foreign aid like to point…

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