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US Foreign Aid

Right To Health, Colombia And US Congress

Todd Howland | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Todd Howland

Recent memos allegedly leaked from the Colombian Embassy in Washington describe intense pressure by the pharmaceutical industry to discourage Colombia's efforts to half the local price of Novartis' Gleevec, one of the leading medications used to treat Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML).

Morocco Continues Occupation Of Western Sahara, In Defiance Of UN

Stephen Zunes | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Stephen Zunes

As Morocco continues to defy the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, and much of the international community in its continued occupati...

Clinton and Trump: Deciphering What Their Policies May Mean for Africa

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

The whole world is looking to one presidential election at the moment: the United States of America. The policies of one of the most powerful nations, largely driven by the president, will affect us all.

Foreign Aid in Crisis

Ben Barber | Posted 09.15.2016 | World
Ben Barber

U.S. foreign aid to help more than 100 countries grow their economies and fight poverty has failed in many cases because of a nit-picking insistence by Congress and the State Department that aid officials measure the short-term success and failures of assistance, a former senior aid official said Wednesday.

Rights and Freedom in Retreat

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Taylor Dibbert

The results for 2014 are in and they are, to say the least, not encouraging. 2014 was not a good year for freedom in the world with negative trends evident in all regions. In fact, global rights declined for the ninth straight year.

How We Should Advise Myanmar Now to Achieve Future Stability

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

How else should we be advising Myanmar now so its version of democracy isn't derailed in the future? Here are three pieces of advice that the US and other foreign actors should offer Myanmar's government to help create a stable, more inclusive society:

It Takes More Than a Village to Raise a Child

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Something important happened to you right after you were born. You don't remember it, but your parents do. You got a birth certificate. That is such a simple act -- like flicking a switch and having a light come on -- that we forget how complex it is.

Foreign Aid Is Not Charity. It's Smart Investing.

BloombergBusinessweek | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact

One of the few bright spots of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill of late has been in global development. The House recently passed a bill to support Pres...

Matt Sledge

Watchdog Warns Of Corruption As $1 Billion In U.S. Aid Heads To Afghanistan | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.30.2014 | World

Afghan government ministries are teed up to receive $1 billion in direct aid as U.S. and NATO troops leave the country -- but that loosely supervised ...

Banking on Entrepreneurs: Why an American Development Bank Makes Investment Sense

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The U.S. government stands to reap substantial benefits from launching an American development bank that could invest directly and without current constraints in entrepreneurs in some of the world's toughest economies.

The U.S. Provides Plenty Of International Aid, But To All The Wrong Places

Posted 11.22.2013 | World

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the United States has launched a thorough and concerted relief effort that flies in the face of American disengagement....

What Development Types Mean When They Say 'The Real Africa'

Alexander Wooley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alexander Wooley

Some though regard Nairobi as too soft. For them, DRC is 'the real Africa.' Aid workers fantasize about 'the real Africa'. According to this lexicon, 'real' is a synonym for 'bad' or 'hardship' or 'Darwinian'.

Honesty Needed In U.S. Aid to Egypt

Frank Vogl | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Frank Vogl

U.S. aid should be provided to Egypt on the basis of more rigorous standards of transparency and accountability. Americans and the Egyptian people need to know exactly how the aid is being used and who benefits from the aid.

CAIRO: 'Everyone Here Expects America To Fix Things'

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Middle East Correspondent Joshua Hersh joined HuffPost Live Thursday from Cairo to react to President Obama's speech about the escalating cri...

Journalist: U.S. Has 'Moral Imperative' To Cut Egypt Military Funding

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As violence continues in Egypt, an ongoing debate is ensuing here on American soil about the role of the United States in this international crisis. S...

The US Bogeyman in Post-Coup Egypt

James Dorsey | Posted 09.23.2013 | World
James Dorsey

The US reaction to the Egypt coup shows that its policy hinges on two ideas: democracy and stability, which constitutes the dilemma. As a result this perpetually causes it problems in the region.

Some Of America's Biggest Haters Also Its Biggest Aid Recipients

NPR | Greg Myre | Posted 07.23.2013 | World

To figure out which countries dislike the U.S., one quick way is to simply look at which ones are getting the largest dollops of U.S. aid....

Why Does The U.S. Still Give Millions Of Dollars In Aid To China

Foreign Policy | Isaac Stone Fish | Posted 07.15.2013 | World

The United States provided $28.3 million in foreign assistance and funding programs to China via USAID and the State Department in 2012, according to ...

Reducing the Deficit Through Foreign Aid

David Weiss | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
David Weiss

Providing foreign aid means making a long-term investment in developing our aid partners, which results in both trade and security benefits for the U.S.

A Dangerous Pattern on Foreign Assistance

Sarah Trister | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Sarah Trister

Bolivia's expulsion of USAID this month is a troubling development on its own, but when viewed in the context of similar actions by other governments, it raises questions about the future of American foreign assistance in the face of authoritarianism.

LOOK: What $299 Billion Has Bought The U.S.

Face The Facts USA | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

Over the last six decades, the U.S. has invested $299 billion in military and economic aid for Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries currently in...

Why Development Works

Asma Lateef | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Asma Lateef

Our global success depends on countries working together to solve the problems of hunger and poverty. Development assistance is one of the most effective ways to transform lives around the world.

'Would You Like to Buy a Pen?' She Asked Me

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

So here is one argument against the sequester that you're not hearing elsewhere -- it will cause a lot of pain. A lot of hunger, a lot of disease, a lot of death.

Don't Cut Foreign Aid -- It's Working

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Today in Washington, Oxfam is launching an ad campaign to remind members of Congress that "job creators" and "venture capitalists" don't always wear fancy suits or have well-heeled lobbyists.

Afghanistan's Rock-bottom Global Corruption Ranking

Frank Vogl | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

The 2012 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, published yesterday, finds Afghanistan at the absolute bottom, sharing this dismal place with North Korea and Somalia. There is a brutal message here for the architects of Western geo-political strategy.