Foreign Aid

Podcast

Making Aid Work

A senior USAID official and CFR's Isobel Coleman discuss aid priorities in Pakistan and how development programs can be made more effective.

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Audio

The Future of Foreign Assistance Amid Global Economic and Financial Crisis (Audio)

Speaker: Laurie Garrett
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Listen to Laurie A. Garrett, CFR senior fellow for global health, discuss her recent report, "The Future of Foreign Assistance Amid Global Economic and Financial Crisis: Advancing Global Health in the U.S. Development Agenda" as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.

Learn more about CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative.

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Other Report

The Future of Foreign Assistance Amid Global Economic and Financial Crisis

Author: Laurie Garrett

Though the United States of America faces its toughest budgetary and economic challenges since the Great Depression, it cannot afford to eliminate, or even reduce, its foreign assistance spending. For clear reasons of political influence, national security, global stability, and humanitarian concern the United States must, at a minimum, stay the course in its commitments to global health and development, as well as basic humanitarian relief. In this report, Laurie A. Garrett makes recommendations for the future of foreign aid under a new presidential administration and Congress.

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Must Read

The Curse of Aid

Authors: Simeon Djankov, Jose G. Montalvo, and Marta Reynal-Querol

Using panel data for 108 recipient countries in the period 1960 to 1999, this paper argues that foreign aid has a negative impact on institutions.

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