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Viviane Chevallier

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If there is so much aid in developing countries, why poverty is increasing in these regions and the industrialized world?

I'm doing a question for my project. Not only that poverty is increasing in the developing world for the worse, it is increasing in the industrialized world, especially the United States.

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    Dec 26 2012: Help me to understand where the ideas such as this come from: "Consider the types of aid that are most often rendered: food and medical supplies. "
    What are the goals of the U.S. foreign aid programs?
    This is from the U.S Department of State's USAID budget request for FY2013.

    "Making up just 1 percent of the U.S. Government’s overall budget, the Department of State/USAID budget totals $51.6 billion. The request provides the most cost-efficient way to ensure diplomats and development experts have the resources necessary to address complex threats to our national security and promote our economic renewal."

    Overview of the President’s Budget proposal for State/USAID

    Includes $43.4 billion for the core budget, which funds the long-term national security mission of the Department and USAID.
    Provides $8.2 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) to support the extraordinary and temporary costs of civilian-led programs and missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

    Only $4.0 billion in humanitarian assistance, with another $1.0 billion for the global hunger and food security initiative,
    • Dec 26 2012: Theodore, as you may read in my account of doing social enterprise in Ukraine, this was the organisation who wrote telling us they had no budget for "retarded children".

      I describe the all to common experience of dealing with development agencies, where someone or other wants to benefit by means of exclufing others. I illustrate how human and economic rights issues are being avoided by selling 'indlulgences' to corporations:

      http://world.maidanua.org/2012/social-enterprise-in-ukraine

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