An Introduction to U.S. Foreign Aid and International Food Aid Programs

Aubrey Giella (Editor)

Series: American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL011000




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Foreign assistance is a fundamental component of the international affairs budget and is viewed by many as an essential instrument of U.S. foreign policy. On the basis of national security, commercial, and humanitarian rationales, U.S. assistance flows through many federal agencies and supports myriad objectives, including promoting economic growth, reducing poverty, improving governance, expanding access to health care and education, promoting stability in conflictive regions, countering terrorism, promoting human rights, strengthening allies, and curbing illicit drug production and trafficking. This book provides an overview of the U.S. foreign assistance program by answering frequently asked questions on the subject. It also provides a description of U.S. international food aid programs under current law; discusses several important policy issues related to U.S. international food aid; and describes Administration and congressional proposals intended to change the nature of U.S. food international aid. (Imprint: Novinka)


Chapter 1. Foreign Aid: An Introduction to U.S. Programs and Policy
Curt Tarnoff and Marian L. Lawson

Chapter 2. U.S. International Food Aid Programs: Background and Issues
Randy Schnepf


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