Future of American Foreign Aid

Future of American Foreign Aid

One year ago, President Obama elevated development assistance as a "pillar" of U.S. foreign policy. But some worry Washington's commitment to foreign aid is wavering...

One year ago this week, President Obama elevated global development as a "core pillar" of U.S. foreign policy, alongside diplomacy and defense. But as Congress and the White House struggle to find billions to cut from the federal budget, some advocates worry Washington's commitment to reducing global poverty is wavering. We explore the future of American foreign aid.


Jim Kolbe

Co-Chair, Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN); Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R- AZ, 8th District) (1985-2007); Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Paul O'Brien

Vice President for Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam America

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