America Abroad: Arrested Development - Short-Changing Foreign Aid
America Abroad’s Sean Carberry travels to the Afghanistan to explore the challenges of doing development work in a conflict zone.
President Obama and his top commander in Afghanistan argue that it’ll take more than boots, bullets and brawn to win the war. Counterinsurgency calls for an army of governance, education and agricultural specialists. The US Agency for International Development was once chockfull of that expertise. But today, USAID is itself a victim of poverty with tenth of the resources and expertise it once had. And as it’s scrambling deploy more resources to Afghanistan and Iraq, countries like Haiti, Ethiopia and Sudan are starving for foreign aid. That’s left the Obama administration and USAID struggling to meet the demand. Hosted by Eborah Amos