After a last-minute deal to avoid a U.S. government shutdown, the 2015 budget proposal leans even more on a temporary contingency fund for foreign assistance and reduces base aid spending by 5.6 percent. Foreign aid advocates share their concerns over the future of long-term aid programs.

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  • Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a former U.K. correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.