Tuesday, November 27, 2012
American Foreign Aid Throughout the World
The State Department has created ForeignAssistance.gov, a website showing where American foreign aid and assistance is spent abroad. Israel leads the way at $3.1 billion followed by Afghanistan at $2.5 billion, Pakistan at $2.2 billion, and Iraq at $2 billion. Dictatorship-to-quick democracy-back-to-dictatorship Egypt rounds up the billions with $1.5 billion. Interestingly, $7.3 million in democracy promotion and health is spent in the People's Republic of China. Additionally, twelve European Union states receive American foreign aid including one western European country, Portugal, which is given $100,000 for "peace and security".