President Barack Obama shakes hands on a 2009 tour of Cape Coast Castle in Ghana.

President Barack Obama shakes hands on a 2009 tour of Cape Coast Castle in Ghana.

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America’s relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But not all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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  • Eric Postel Associate Administrator, USAID

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