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U.S.: Diplomatic, Aid Spending Set to Rise Under Obama Budget (Inter Press Service)
February 27, 2009
The Inter Press Service quotes CGD senior fellow Steve Radelet on Obama's budget and sheds light on what it means for development.
From the article:
""The big increase for the international-affairs (State Department) budget signals a real commitment that, despite the economic problems they're dealing with, this administration intends to engage a lot more constructively with the world," said Steven Radelet, a senior fellow at the Centre for Global Development (CGD). "In some ways, the increase implies that we have to provide more support to developing countries because of the economic difficulties we face.""