Thursday, February 26, 2009

2010 Budget Outline Addresses Foreign Aid

President Obama just released his 2010 budget outline, in which he emphasizes the importance of increasing foreign aid to developing countries:

"By increasing foreign assistance the United States will reach out to the global community and renew its role as a leader in global development and diplomacy. Through increased foreign assistance funding, the United States will embark on several new initiatives that will give children in the poorest countries access to education ensuring they can participate in the global marketplace; foster global food security through sustainable agriculture; expand goodwill and inspire service by increasing the size of the Peace Corps; and stabilize post-conflict states, creating room for them to plant the seeds of democracy."
Source: ONE Blog