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US Foreign Aid

It Takes More Than a Village to Raise a Child

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 06.27.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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.

Dem Calls For Massive Overhaul In His Final Congressional Act

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Soviet Union was the Cold War threat, Ian Fleming's creation James Bond was headed to the screen as Sean Connery in "Dr. No" an...

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.

College Of William And Mary To Help Track Where Foreign Aid Goes

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 11.09.2012 | College

NORFOLK, Va. -- The College of William and Mary in Virginia has been awarded $25 million to lead a federal project that would let the U.S. government ...

To Our Next President: Global Leadership Begins With Foreign Aid

David Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
David Weiss

With Election Day now here and the outcome an apparent toss-up, one important topic left uncovered has been the important role of U.S. foreign assistance.

U.S. House Stops $450M Aid Transfer To Egypt

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.28.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's plan to transfer $450 million in cash to Egypt hit a roadblock Friday as a top House committee chairwoma...

Bridges Not Barriers: Securing Futures and Improving Lives Through Expanded Foreign Aid

Thomas H. Kean | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Thomas H. Kean

We are at a crossroads as a global community. We can either embrace our connection as human beings or we can pull back into isolationism.

Debate: Should The United States Increase The Foreign Aid Budget?

Posted 09.05.2012 | College

Editor's Note: HuffPost College teamed with the International Debate Education Association to produce the following debate. According to the World ...