Joint Analysis Examines Trump Administration’s FY18 Budget Blueprint, Implications For U.S. Development Aid

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: U.S. Already $26 Billion Short of ‘Fair Share’ Standard for Development Aid
Scott Morris, senior fellow and director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, and Isaac Shapiro, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, discuss a joint analysis on the Trump administration’s FY18 budget blueprint released in March. They examine the potential implications of the proposed cuts to foreign aid programs, writing, “[I]f President Trump truly wants countries to pay their ‘fair share,’ then the United States has some considerable stepping up to do under a reasonable approximation of this standard. Unfortunately, the president’s budget is a big step in the wrong direction” (5/19).