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Economy Forces Obama to Rein In Foreign-Aid Goals (Christian Science Monitor)

March 23, 2009

The Christian Science Monitor quotes CGD senior fellow Steve Radelet on U.S. foreign aid reform.

From the article:

"The current global environment would be a particularly bad time for the US to scale back foreign assistance, says Mr. Radelet.

"Whether it's justified or not, whether we like it or not, people believe the US caused this economic crisis," he says. "If poor people around the world believe they are suffering because of the US, and then we cut back our aid, it would really weaken our image and hurt our leadership position globally.""

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