Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Improving US Development Assistance

In an article for Politico, former Senator George McGovern states that development assistance is the key to making sustainable economic growth possible. He points out the importance of giving aid to help countries defeat hunger and poverty.

"By directing U.S. aid to countries with sound policies and to programs advancing agricultural development and education, the right conditions are beginning to take root toward ending hunger. We see the U.S. government accomplish this through several programs and priorities. To generate an even greater impact in the fight against poverty and hunger, a more effective, collaborative and coordinated effort across these various agencies and goals is absolutely essential. At a time of severe economic crisis, investing U.S. development dollars toward these effective outcomes is a sustainable strategy to create a world free from hunger and poverty. Let us support the new administration in remaking foreign aid with greater accountability."

Source: Politico