EDITOR’S NOTE: U.S. President Barack Obama has unveiled his fiscal 2012 budget proposal. Connie Veillette and Casey Dunning of the Center for Global Development offer graphs to illustrate the proposed 2012 and 2011 budgets and actual spending levels in fiscal 2010 of several major foreign assistance accounts, including the U.S. Agency for International Development’s operating expense, global health and child survival programs, development assistance, the Economic Support Fund and the Millennium Challenge Corp.
This year’s budget season is packing a one-two punch. The President unveiled his proposal for fiscal year 2012 spending today just as the House starts debate on a continuing resolution (H.R. 1) that would fund the remaining seven months of FY2011. You’ll be able to find more in-depth analysis from the Rethink team in the coming days. For now, take a look at how some of the major foreign assistance accounts fared. The figures cover the FY2010 actual spending levels, the FY2011 request, HR. 1, and the FY2012 request.
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