In two defense-related congressional hearings this week, Senators and representatives sought answers on the security impact of proposed cuts to the aid and diplomatic budgets. The defense community has emerged as a key voice in the debate over whether and how to slash aid funding.

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  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.