Friday, January 30, 2009

New Foreign Aid Policies

Republicans and Democrats have agreed that foreign aid policies of the US must be reworked. The current system, they said, is chaotic and ineffective. The Bush Administration's reaction to the attacks on 9/11 have refocused US aid to allies in the war on terrorism, and the main foreign development agency, USAID, has lost influence. Howard Berman from the House of Representatives says that they need to rewrite the current legislation dealing with foreign assistance, and give more authority to USAID.
Source: Reuters