A Huge Obstacle to US Aid Reform

Calls for U.S. aid reform have intensified in the last few weeks. U.S. lawmakers dealing with foreign affairs are also eager to see changes in the way the country delivers aid and invests in poor nations, according to Laurie Garrett, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow for global health. But outside that circle of policymakers, there is little understanding of the issue on Capitol Hill, which could forestall campaign for real reforms, she suggests.

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  • David Lepeska

    David has served as U.N. correspondent for the newswire UPI and reported for several major newspapers, including the New York Daily News and Newsday. He was chief correspondent for the Kashmir Observer in Srinagar, India, and regularly contributes to the Economist, among other publications. Since 2007, David has reported for Devex News from Washington, New York, as well as South Asia.