A Quick Breakdown of US Development Aid To Egypt

Where does U.S. development aid to Egypt go? Mostly to budget support, training and other channels involving the Egyptian government, according to a graph published by the “Aid Watchers” blog.

Of the USD435 million development aid the United States gave to Egypt in 2008, 90 percent was disbursed as “public sector” aid while approximately 9 percent was “bypass aid,” the graph included in a post by Laura Freschi shows.

“Public sector captures US aid flows to Egypt that directly involve the Egyptian government in the implementation, ranging between budget support and technical assistance. Bypass aid, on the other hand, captures aid that flows ‘around’ the Egyptian government and is implemented by multilateral organizations, NGOs, or private contractors,” Freschi quotes Simone Dietrich, a University of Pennsylvania graduate student, who explained the categories of aid in the chart.

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