Garrett: Obama Administration Drags its Feet on Aid

Solving the U.S. recession is on top of the Obama administration's agenda and overshadows most other concerns including global aid programs. That worries Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. She notes that months after Obama took office, there is still no final budget for development spending and he has yet to name people for key posts in multilateral bodies except United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice and her aides.

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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.