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International Groups Pleased With Proposed Budget (Chronicle of Philanthropy)
February 27, 2009
The Chronicle of Philanthropy quotes cites CGD senior policy analyst Sheila Herrling's blog on Obama’s budget proposal.
From the article:
"Writing on the Center for Global Development’s blog, Sheila Herrling called the increase a “remarkable outcome given the state of the economy and the difficult economic climate.” That said, Ms. Herrling, Mr. Worthington, and others pointed out that the proposed spending on international aid still represented just 1.4 percent of the total budget.
The budget’s supporting documents offered additional reasons for hope, according to Ms. Herrling. The budget puts the U.S. government on a path to double foreign assistance; gives the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development more money to hire new employees; and increases non-military assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan, among other goals."