President Trump will soon send Congress his budget for FY 2020. The development community is fully expecting drastic cuts to the proposed foreign aid budget – repeating the FY ‘18 and ’19 scenarios. Over the past 18 months we have conducted detailed research into the impact of proposed cuts. In this blog we reflect on our findings and their significance for the FY 20 budget debate.
George Ingram, Board Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund, has delivered testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs on the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations for the State Department, USAID, and MCC. This testimony delivers the conclusions we made in our US Foreign Assistance Project. Background Friends of Publish […]
This blog was guest written by George Ingram, the Board Chair of Friends of Publish What You Fund and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. It originally appeared on the Brookings Institution’s website on June 4th, 2018. Most policymakers understand that foreign assistance is a key instrument of US foreign policy, but they also need […]
This post was guest written by Hans Nusselder, a Senior Consultant for Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Rural, and our consultant during our time in Nicaragua. In April, we went on a series of fact-finding missions. We wanted to explore the possible effects of the proposed cuts to foreign assistance in the President’s FY19 budget. In […]
This guest blog was written by Alpha Simpson II, Managing Director of Q & A Inc. – a Liberian research firm. Earlier this year the US Administration proposed cutting bilateral assistance to support Liberia’s democracy and governance sector by 66%. I worked with Publish What You Fund to measure the potential impact of these changes, […]
In fiscal year 2018, President Trump proposed some significant cuts – around 33% — to the US foreign assistance budget. For the most part, Congress rejected those cuts. The FY ’19 budget was largely a repeat of FY’18, although the final decisions for this fiscal year have not been made. That got us thinking – […]