Accession Number:

ADA478792

Title:

U.S. Foreign Aid to East and South Asia: Selected Recipients

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-27

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This report analyzes annual budget justifications and legislation for foreign operations and discusses U.S. foreign aid trends, programs, and restrictions in 16 East Asian and South Asian countries. This report does not cover aid to Pacific Island nations, North Korea, and Afghanistan. Since the war on terrorism began in 2001 and the Bush Administrations Millennium Challenge Account MCA and Global HIVAlDS Initiative GHAI were initiated in 2004, the United States has increased foreign aid spending dramatically in some regions. The United States has raised military, economic, and development assistance primarily for anti-terrorism objectives in the East Asia-Pacific EAP and South Asia regions, with Pakistan, India, the Philippines, and Indonesia receiving the bulk of the increases. Average annual finding for the EAP region excluding North Korea during 2002-2006 was 494 million compared to 368 million in 2001. Annual foreign aid spending for South Asia excluding Afghanistan during 2002-2006 averaged 953 million compared to 201 million in 2001. The United States government has acknowledged other aid recipients, particularly Malaysia, Mongolia, and Thailand, for cooperating with global counterterrorism efforts and for making progress in developing their economies and democratic institutions.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE