The Emperor’s New Development Clothes: Critique of Obama’s Strategy on Foreign Aid

The Obama Administration wants U.S. development efforts to be more closely linked with the government’s diplomatic and national security interests.

The idea is that this will make foreign aid more effective.

The Center for Global Development’s Todd Moss argues in the Huffington Post that this strategy will just further undermine the already undermined and under-funded U.S. Agency for International Development.


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