American Foreign Aid Policy in the Age of COVID-19
This New Center issue brief provides a brief primer on U.S. foreign aid policy in the context of COVID-19, what the public thinks of it, and shows why foreign aid shouldn’t be viewed as a luxury cost to shed, but an essential investment to keep America safe.
Only 3% of Americans
correctly identified that foreign aid accounts for under one percent of total government spending, according to a 2016 survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation
The World Health Organization
stands to lose 14% of its operating budget should the United States officially withdraw from the UN agency in 2021
amount the U.S. government spent on foreign assistance worldwide in 2019