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U.S. Assistance to Africa: A Call for Foreign Aid Reform--Testimony for the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health

April 20, 2009

Senior fellow Steve Radelet testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health about the challenges and opportunities to reform U.S. foreign assistance to Africa.

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From Radelet's testimony:

The Obama administration, Congress, military leaders and American voters have recognized that strong development policies and programs are critical to enhancing the U.S image in the world, achieving our foreign policy goals and increasing our national security. To reap these benefits from development, however, we must work with international partners and recipient governments in ways that demonstrate impact on the ground and show that we are reaching our key objectives in developing countries: stimulating economic growth and poverty reduction, promoting political stability and responding to humanitarian crises.

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