Experts At Roundtable Discussion Examine Whether European Nations Can Fill Gap Left By Potential U.S. Foreign Aid Retreat

Devex: Experts disagree on whether Europe can fill gap left by U.S. aid cuts
“As the United States looks set to implement hefty aid cuts and drastically reorganize the way it does foreign assistance, European development experts express mixed views on the likelihood of their countries picking up the slack caused by U.S. disengagement. While one European leader said she was confident European Union member states would step up to fill any funding gaps left by the U.S., others were less positive. They painted a picture of E.U. funds in decline and of lack of coordination among donors during a roundtable discussion called Into the Breach, hosted by AidData, a research lab at the College of William & Mary, held in Washington, D.C…” (Edwards, 4/28).