CGD in the News

World is plundering Africa's wealth of 'billions of dollars a year' (The Guardian)


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More wealth leaves Africa every year than enters it – by more than $40bn (£31bn) – according to research that challenges “misleading” perceptions of foreign aid.

Trump’s budget eliminates US funding for global family planning and famine relief (Vox)


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If Congress were to agree to those cuts (and that’s a big if), advocates say the global impact of America’s abrupt departure from world health and disaster relief would be immediate — and devastating.

Tillerson Defends State Department Cuts Lawmakers Vow to Block (Bloomberg)


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A proposed State Department budget that would cut spending by more than 28 percent -- rolling back international food aid, humanitarian assistance and health funding -- drew immediate opposition from lawmakers who will decide its fate...

Should America Keep Giving Billions Of Dollars To Countries In Need? (NPR Goats and Soda)


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The first challenge is to defining "development." In a broad sense, it means economic growth — increasing the size of a country's economy over time.

Trump's Proposed USAID Head Knows Aid—And Politics (NPR Goats and Soda)


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Across the development world, Green's nomination has been widely praised.

"Mark Green is a really strong choice to head USAID," says Jeremy Konyndyk, former head of USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.