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MCC Monitor Analysis

Whither Development Assistance? An Analysis of the President's 2005 Budget Request

Rikhil Bhavnani
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This note reviews the President’s 2005 international affairs budget request and offers insight into the potential MCA allocations in the context of the broader development assistance budget. The authors note that requested funding for the MCA is lower than promised and may be indirectly coming at the expense of existing development assistance programs.