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CGD Blog Post, Podcast Examine Potential Impact Of Trump Administration’s FY18 Budget Blueprint

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: Putting Foreign Aid Cuts in Context
Jared Kalow, research assistant at CGD, discusses the Trump administration’s budget blueprint and its potential impact on the international affairs budget, writing, “Put funding for the 150 account in context, and you better understand the broader trend [of U.S. funding] and two crucial points: (1) the 150 Account is a tiny slice of the federal budget, so proposed cuts will contribute little toward shoring up much larger accounts like national defense; and (2) increases in foreign assistance over the past sixteen years have supported U.S. development efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and helped deliver on a historic U.S. commitment to fight global HIV/AIDS, particularly in Africa” (3/22).

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: What Do the Trump Administration’s Budget Cuts Mean — and What Do They Mask? — Podcast with Scott Morris and Amanda Glassman
In this podcast, Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with Scott Morris, senior fellow and director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative, and Amanda Glassman, chief operating officer and senior fellow, both with CGD, about what the Trump administration’s budget blueprint and funding cuts could mean for the U.S. role in global development (3/22).